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Reflecting on 25 Years of Jay-Z’s ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Jinx and Shea review Jay’s debut album and rank the best guest verses, most unskippable tracks, and more

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In honor of its 25th anniversary, Jinx and Shea discuss the hip-hop classic that is Reasonable Doubt, the debut studio album by arguably the greatest rapper of all time, Brooklyn’s finest, Jay-Z! They talk about Jay’s lyrical prowess and in-depth storytelling with songs like “Dead Presidents II,” “22 Two’s,” and “Friend or Foe.” They also debate who had the best guest verse: Memphis Bleek, Foxy Brown, or the Notorious B.I.G. Later, hear Kerm give his best Jay-Z rendition during If I Had One Skip.

As always, stick around to hear the heated courtroom debate in Deena’s Court, and find out who gets to select the featured song at the end of the episode.

Hosts: Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins and Shea Serrano
Producer: Deena Morrison
Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah
Additional Production Support: Tunde St. Matthew-Daniel

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