Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rare Jay-Z Interview/Freestyle From 1995

I can't front, I'm mad I slept on this shit and didn't post a few days ago. It was the 15th Anniversary of the release of Hov's classic LP Reasonable Doubt, and Philly Radio OG Colby Colb let go of this extremely rare Jay-Z interview and freestyle from 1995. Now there's a lot of shit that's been floating around from that era but I don't know what you got, man. This is crack. Such a confidence in the flow.  Here's what Colb had to say:

What can I say, this is a historic moment in Hip-Hop. At the time I knew of Jay-z from Original Flavor and he had a cameo on this Big Daddy Kane song that was out that summer.

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. Check out the freestyle over some Wu beats.

Props to Nahright with the download link

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