Classic Albums Series Presents The Making of Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt
The Origins Of Hip-Hop’s Biggest Mogul – October 30 DVD Release
New York—Entreprenuer. Innovator. Businessman. Hip Hop Royalty. But first, Jay-Z was a hustler from the streets of New York City, with hard learned life lessons that he wanted the world to hear. Thus, Reasonable Doubt was born. On October 30 Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the next installment of its Classic Album series, taking a dive into Jay-Z’s historic 1996 debut.
Featuring commentary by Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Irv Gotti and Foxy Brown, Classic Albums: Reasonable Doubt is an in-depth look at the making of Jigga’s first album. Priced at $14.98, is a look at the creation of these legendary tracks, the man behind them and their culture, interviews with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown and Irv Gotti, along with classic footage of Hova performing with the Notorious B-I-G .
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jay-Z was a storyteller from the streets, bringing the accounts of hustle and hard-knock life to the masses. His intricate and ornate tracks, coupled with his smooth, conversational delivery made him an artist like no other. The use of jazz, gospel and soul in his sampling gives his music an intense urban sophistication, iced with creative lyrics that made Jay-Z the Shakespearean MC. Reasonable Doubt is the root of a signature sound that rappers continue to mimic.
Def Jam president, Roc-a-Fella Records founder, music/business/style icon, Jay-Z shows no signs of slowing down. Before The Blueprint, before The Black Album , bouncing back from retirement, there was Reasonable Doubt ¬ – the sound of a man not afraid to turn his struggles into art. This is the embodiment of hip-hop – raw, restless and real.