JAY-Z - Reasonable Doubt [Explicit] - Amazon.com Music. Showing 1-3 of 359 reviews. Top Reviews, Most recent. 16 rows Before Jay-Z fashioned himself into hip-hop's most notorious capitalist, he was a street.
I may have already admitted my with Hov’s catalog, but I always thought I was in the minority whenever I felt bored by music that others vehemently argued to be a 'classic.' The way most people feel about —especially his debut album Reasonable Doubt—is how I always felt about The Beatles: if you don’t like it, on some level, I don’t trust you. But there was always that contrarian—in this case, my friend Jeff—that touted The Rolling Stones as the true voice of its generation, belittling arguably the greatest band of all time as “boring” and “safe.”. With Hov recently being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and preparing for the release of his next full-length, however, it seems like the perfect time to subject JAY-Z’s universally praised debut to the searing scorn of the most relentless critic of all time: the internet. Reasonable Doubt, meet, our beloved series where we find haters hating on classic albums around the internet and hate on them. To be fair, it wasn’t as easy to find hatred for Reasonable Doubt as I thought it was going to be.
I was hoping for a simple click on Amazon’s “1 Star” reviews to do most of the work for me, but Jay’s debut is so fondly remembered that the most seething review I could find was this: Bought the cd for one song.I was hoping there would be others I would recognize.but nope.and the CD fell apart and was broken when I took it out of the package it was shipped in. Obviously, Amazon user BooBooKitty was far more concerned with the condition her CD arrived in than with the actual content of the album. I’m hoping he or she meant the CD's CASE fell apart and was broken, otherwise I’m not at all surprised that he or she wasn’t able to recognize another song on the CD unless they are a master glue-smith. I may have struck out on Amazon, but I knew there was SOME hate for Reasonable Doubt out there. As former DJBooth scribe Nathan,The Source’s initial review of RD was none too glowing, going so far as to say that. Windows server 2012 r2 standard iso. Titles such as 'Friend or Foe,' 'Politics As Usual' and 'Can't Knock the Hustle,' featuring Mary J. Blige on vocals, could have been on any number of hip-hop wannabes' LPs It wasn’t until I stumbled across that I hit a treasure trove of criticism from anyone patient enough to create an account on their site, and user SellMeAGod had the harshest review of them all: These lyrics have been plaguing hip hop for years, it's not as if Jay-Z was thee origin of all I hate in hip hop idiocy.
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But he did somehow manage to couple horrendous lyrics with even worse production 'n' give birth to a mainstream crossover hit. Hip hop 'n' pop fans alike dug this 'n' it seems that thee only difference between this 'n' an early 90's gangsta rap album is that it's not just thee lyrics that make no statement on Reasonable Doubt. Musically it is not-complex 'n' overdone, really awkward 'n' quite poor. Not surprisingly, thee most tolerable beat is a DJ Premiere joint, 'Bring it On'. Gangsta rappers can be tolerated over a dope break 'n' fascinating samples (see Compton's Most Wanted), but all told, Reasonable Doubt simply has nothing but sub-standards. First off, this person has clearly never heard of an ampersand (&), which would have saved a whole lot of ‘n’ typing, but back to this relentless review. It takes a special kind of hip-hop purist to think that JAY-Z’s lyrics were sub-par, and in many ways, this review reminds me of how the majority of listeners over 30 would review Teenage Emotions or Culture. Also, what’s up with the “thee” usage?
The one descriptor that really stuck out to me was “awkward,” which was hurled at Hov multiple times throughout my research. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard Jay sound “awkward,” in fact, his lyrical finesse is one of his most frequently given praises.
I also don’t know how much I trust a review from someone who describes anything as “not-complex ‘n’ overdone.” Are you saying it’s not complex, but somehow also overdone? Is it not complex and also not overdone? Might just be the ‘n’ throwing me off, but you’ve lost me. As far as smooth bullshit Rap goes, this is actually pretty good. Don't compare it to Notorious B.I.G.
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That guy presented a complex picture of life and couldn't give a fuck about impressing the listener but engaging them. This person, who goes by the username Sheogorath, just won backhanded compliment of the century with that opening line. This review is a lot like enjoying a delicious Jimmy John’s sandwich, walking back up to the counter and saying, “Hey, as far as way too much shredded lettuce and a thin bed of meat on French bread goes, this is pretty good.” You clearly were never a fan of, nor understood, Jimmy’s greatness, and you need to get the hell out (alright,, JJ’s).