Jay-z Reasonable Doubt Rock Music CD Review

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By mskogly on 2009-10-06 15:53:19

Not sure what’s happening with me on this one, but it seems like the more I listen to it, the better Reasonable Doubt gets. Reasonable Doubt simply put is one of Jay-Z’s best CDs to date.

I wish it weren’t the case but, it’s not everyday that I get a CD from an artist that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is usually a song or two that I just can’t force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Reasonable Doubt. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

Jay-Z possesses the characteristic of being able to win you over with him talent alone. The kind of artist I frankly just flat out enjoy listening to.

If you’re a Jay-Z fan, or just a fan of Rock music this is a CD your collection simply should not be without.

While the entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 2 – Politics As Usual, track 10 – Friend Or Foe, and track 15 – Can I Live II.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 1 – Can’t Knock The Hustle. Great track!

Reasonable Doubt Release Notes:

Jay-Z originally released Reasonable Doubt on January 26, 1999 on the Roc_A-Fella Catalog label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Can’t Knock The Hustle 2. Politics As Usual 3. Brooklyn’s Finest – (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) 4. Dead Presidents II 5. Feelin’ It – (featuring Mecca) 6. D’Evils 7. 22 Two’s 8. Can I Live 9. Ain’t No Nigga – (featuring Foxy Brown) 10. Friend Or Foe 11. Coming Of Age – (featuring Memphis Bleek) 12. Cashmere Thoughts 13. Bring It On – (featuring Big Jaz/Sauce Money) 14. Regrets 15. Can I Live II – (bonus track, featuring Memphis Bleek)

Personnel includes: Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek, Big Jaz, Sauce Money (rap vocals); Mary J. Blige, Mecca (vocals). Producers include: Knowbody, Ski, Clark Kent, DJ Premier, DJ Irv . Engineers include: Kenny Ortiz, Joe Quinde, Eddie S.

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