The ever-savvy businessman JAY-Z is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his 1996 debut album “Reasonable Doubt”. JAY-Z has also commissioned “multidisciplinary” artist Derrick Adams to carve out a Reasonable Doubt non-fungible token (NFT) which released on June 25 — exactly 25 years after the album’s initial release date through Jigga and Damon Dash’s ex-record label, Roc-A-Fella Records.
Currently listed for auction at Sotheby’s, the NFT is called Heir to the Throne, which was the original title of the album, and shows a redesign of the cover image alongside Adams’ own addition of the rapper’s full profile.
View this post on Instagram
However, the news come just days after (June 22) when a New York judge ruled in favor of JAY-Z against Dame Dash’s attempt to sell his own Reasonable Doubt NFT, likely to also commemorate Friday’s 25th anniversary. While the ruling was determined to be temporary, JAY-Z’s legal team were able to convince the court of their plight despite Dash describing their tactics as “bullying.”
Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt sported some of Hov’s most well-respected songs such as “Dead Presidents II,” “Brooklyn’s Finest” (featuring the late Notorious B.I.G. a.k.a. Biggie) and “Ain’t No Nigga” which introduced a young, spitting Foxy Brown to the world.
Revisit JAY-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album below.