This weekend Jay-Z’s debut, Reasonable Doubt, turned 15 years old. To commemorate the milestone, Philadelphia radio personality Colby Colb, released Jay’s 16-year-old interview and Criminology freestyle.
This was before Rocafella, this was best friends Jay and Dame driving down to Philly in twin Lexus GS Coupes with records in the trunk. This was one of Jay-z first interviews outside of New York. You could see the potential in him, he was nervous yet confident. During this interview he talks about life before Reasonable Doubt which didn’t come out until 10 months later.