Jay Z in 1990s

Jay Z’s 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, is widely considered a hip-hop classic… and among many fans’ top albums lists.

Interestingly, nearly two decades later, Hov’s Reasonable Doubt demo tape surfaces online for all to listen. The subject matter suggests that the material was recorded sometime in the early 1990s… before the official release dropped, obviously.

Jay’s style also seems indicative of the delivery of Big L as well as a cadence of Das EFX. Check it out below.