Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (Pressing Defect) - 2x LP Vinyl

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Reasonable Doubt (Pressing Defect)
12" Vinyl
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2004 unoffical reissue - both discs are on marbled vinyl BUT SIDE B HAS SERIOUS SURFACE NOISE as a result of a pressing defect. Other three sides are fine. Shrink has been opened to confirm vinyl color, but VINYL IS MINT & UNPLAYED

Bad behavior gets in the way of business. This is a message that purveys throughouJay-Z's seminal debut Reasonable Doubt. While most of us are used to seeing Jay-Z as the Entrepreneur, the King Of Hip Hop or Beefer With Nas, here we see the not-so-humble beginnings of the rags to riches rap dream.

On Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z hustles himself to the top by his bootstraps, and while he isn't boasting about how he's king of the hill, he is bragging about how he's going to get there. And where many other gangster-rappers enthusiastically glorify life on the streets, Jay-Z waxes philosophical about the dark sides of turning against childhood friends in a song like "D'Evils" or the consequences of working the corners in "Regrets".

Contributions come from major players Notorious B.I.G., Foxxy Brown and Mary J. Blige, while production is taken on by Damon Dash, the late Kareem 'Biggs' Burke and of course Jay-Z himself. Like contemporary Nas' Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt gives a disarmingly honest and open view of the corner lifestyle, with tongue-twisting rhymes from a young rapper heading for greatness.

Side A-1
A1 Can't Knock The Hustle
A2 Politics As Usual
A3 Brooklyn's Finest
Side A-2
B1 Dead Presidents II
B2 Feelin' It
B3 D'evils
B4 22 Two's
Side B-1
C1 Can I Live
C2 Ain't No Nigga
C3 Friend Or Foe
Side B-2
D1 Coming Of Age
D2 Cashmere Thoughts
D3 Bring It On
D4 Regrets