JAY-Z released Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album reached its 25th anniversary on June 25. JAY has an impressive way of celebrating his accomplishments. In fact, he released an NFT of the album and awarded 25 people who were integral to the album’s completion including DJ Premier.
Here’s what Hov wrote in his handwritten note to DJ Premier:
“To Primo! The Best Behind The Beat! Jay-Z.” Premier added in the caption, “VERY SPECIAL INDEED! THANKS JAY! 25th Anniversary Of ‘REASONABLE DOUBT’ #RD25.”
DJ Premier Celebrates Reasonable Doubt
DJ Premier highlights that Lenny S., honorary music executive, reached out to the recipients of the diamond pendants. Premier followed up with his own heartfelt post.
“25 years ago today, the undeniable, classic debut album, REASONABLE DOUBT by JAY Z was released. 6/25/96. JAY & the good folks at ROC made 25 pieces of this iconic logo to commemorate this timeless album and the visionaries who worked on it.”
Thanks to all who listened and loved it as much as I did. And thanks to all who participated in this historical project. It’s ROC 4 LIFE !!!! Happy 25th Reasonable Doubt.”
Acknowledging Album Success
In addition to DJ Premier and his contributions to the album, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent aided in the production of the project. Also, Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. are among the slew of artists featured on the album.
In 2002, Reasonable Doubt achieved platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). At the time, it impressively sold 1.5 million copies in the United States.
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