The Evolution of Jay Z

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Allow Me to Introduce Myself

With that extra-dope Biggie collabo in his back pocket — not to mention help from Mary J. Blige and Foxy Brown (on hit singles "Can't Knock the Hustle" and "Ain't No N---a") — Jay introduced himself via his classic debut album, 1996's platinum-selling Reasonable Doubt.

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