To mark the release of JAY-Z’s first album in four years, Forbes magazine senior editor and author (Empire State of Mind, Michael Jackson Inc) Zack O'Malley Greenburg joins me for a look back on Jay’s 1996 debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt’.
Zack lays out the true stories behind the myths of how the album was released, why Jay-Z founded Roc-A-Fella records, how Biggie almost swiped the track for 'Brooklyn’s Finest’ and how it became a duet between him and Jay, why it’s ignorant to wag your finger at conspicuous consumption in hip-hop, why 'Reasonable Doubt’ is particularly special to the man who made it and also what is up with the hyphen in Jay’s name.
Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.
Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts here or search 'My Favorite Album' wherever you listen to podcasts.
My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at email@example.com.
- Like the podcast on Facebook here.
- If you dig the show, please leave a rating or review of the show on iTunes here.