Reasonable Doubt – Jay Z
With all the success Jay Z has gained for himself, it’s hard to think of a time when the Roc Nation CEO wasn’t at the top of the hip-hop world. However, Reasonable Doubt saw Hov at his humble beginnings, working his way from underground emcee to one of “Brooklyn’s finest.” Behind this album, you’ve got the story of how “Can’t Knock the Hustle” was produced at his mom’s crib, the battle of the beats between Ski Beatz and DJ Clark Kent, and the synergy that Jay exchanged with The Notorious B.I.G. without having to write down a single lyric. For authenticity, they should film interviews at the original Roc-A-Fella Records office on John Street. Times have definitely changed since then.