Listen to Jay Z’s Pre-‘Reasonable Doubt’ Demo Tape

While it was just days ago when an important piece of Beastie Boys material surfaced, the trend of unearthing dusty, hip-hop gems continues with the release of Jay Z’s pre-Reasonable Doubt demo tape. While his debut in the industry came in 1996, the lyrical content suggests the material was recorded sometime between 1993-1994 – showcasing a style very indicative of the delivery of Big L as well as a sped-up cadence of Das EFX. For fans of boom bap production and a more “golden age” sound, this is definitely for you.

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