Ain’t A Crime
Up Against The Wall
Flexin’ On You
The fact that album was called The Heist is very ironic now.
Famous for all the wrong reasons.
Reasonable Doubt is the definition of a classic album in my opinion.
I'm going to say this with all respect to the greats but Reasonable Doubt > Ready To Die > Illmatic.
I'm not saying that to convince anybody that's how it should be but for me, in terms of replay value right now, I easily find myself pulling up RD and listening to it right through more than I do with Ready To Die and Illmatic. Now, I love both those albums, Ready To Die is phenomenal and Illmatic is a real quick easy listen but RD puts me in a certain vibe and Jay's lyrics are as potent as ever. Packed with multiple punches in every bar, the skill level is sharper than a mothafucka.
I'll give credit where credit is due though, without Illmatic and Ready To Die, RD wouldn't have been as great as it is. It's actually very much like Jay heard these albums and just wanted to figure out his lane in that world and reasonable doubt is that perfect lane. Maybe it's the hustler/entrepreneur in me but RD speaks to me in a different way.
"Its a cleveland thing" ??? What is a Cleveland thing? How is Cleveland different from any other rust belt city in the upper midwest?
But I don't understand. Who said it was?