Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt
Purchased Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt from iTunes Music Service Canada
Rightly heralded as one of the best rap albums of all-time, though my favourite song of his ("Where I'm From") is on his second album. On this album, "Bring It On" (giving a shout-out to Nas), the lyrics for which are fairly abstract (though I always liked Sauce Money's one-liner “Sling your ding-a-ling from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn to Beijing”) and gangster-movie-reference-heavy, is easily in my top-5 for beats by DJ Premier. "Dead Presidents II" is Jay-Z's first Nas sample, the second being "Rap Game / Crack Game" off In My Lifetime Vol. 1. So many references to Nas, you have to wonder why relations between the two went sour.