JAY-Z’s 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt celebrated its silver anniversary on June 25 and the Roc Nation mogul has been commemorating the milestone in a myriad of ways. Not only did JAY-Z release a non-fungible token (NFT) of the project, he also gifted 25 people who helped make the album possible with special diamond pendants.
DJ Premier — who provided production on “D’Evils,” “Friend Or Foe” and “Bring It On” featuring Big Jaz and Sauce Money — shared an Instagram photo last week. Boasting a handwritten note from Hov and one of the pendants sitting on top of a soundboard.
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Reasonable Doubt debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 upon its release and remained on the chart for 18 weeks. Lead singles included “Ain’t No N-gga” and “Can’t Knock The Hustle.” Along with DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent contributed additional production. While Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, Jaz-O and The Notorious B.I.G. were among the project’s guest vocalists.
Revisit Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z below.