On this day in Hip-Hop history, Jay Z released his debut album Reasonable Doubt.
On this day in 1996, Jay Z released his debut album Reasonable Doubt on Roc-A-Fella. The album was produced by Big Jaz, DJ Premier, Sean Cane, Knobody, Ski, DJ Clark Kent, Irv Gotti, and Peter Panic. Guest artists featured on the debut included Mary J. Blige, Mecca, Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek, Big Jaz, Sauce Money, and the Notorious B.I.G.
Reasonable Doubt spawned the hit singles: "Dead Presidents II;" "Can't Knock the Hustle," which reached #73 on the Billboard Hot 100; "Feelin' It;" and "Ain't No Nigga," which peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at #23 on the Billboard 200. It reached #3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. It was certified platinum by the RIAA.
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1991 - Pete Rock & CL Smooth released their debut EP All Souled Out on Elektra.
2002 - Nelly released his second studio album Nellyville on Universal.
2013 - Wale released his third studio album The Gifted on Atlantic.