Jay Z released his debut album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. Only Hip Hop Facts lists “10 Facts You *Probably* Didn’t Know About Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt.”
Jay Z originally wanted to name the project Heir To the Throne and feature Versace linen and boats on the cover art. Hov changed the title because he felt his album was on trial where the audience is a jury.
“We named the album Reasonable Doubt,” he says, “because you know, with anything you do in life, people gonna judge you.”
The list also shares facts about the features on the album. Jay Z enlisted Foxy Brown to rap on “Ain’t No Nigga.” At the time, Brown, born Inga Marchand, didn’t have a stage name.
The track “Brooklyn’s Finest” was the first time that Jay Z and The Notorious B.I.G met. Producer Clark Kent brought them together.
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