Thursday, 16 June 2016

DJ Matman - Jay-Z 'Reasonable Doubt' 20th Anniversary Mixtape (320 kbs)

This coming week marks the 20th Anniversary of Jay Z‘s ‘Reasonable Doubt’. With a rap career dating back to 1989 including stints as side man to mentor, Jaz, features for the likes of the Dame Dash managed Original Flavor and Big Daddy Kane, Reasonable Doubt (released June 25th 1996) arrived late in the rapper’s career for a debut LP. With production from DJ Premier and Clark Kent, plus features from Mary J Blige and Notorious B.I.G it sits stylistically somewhere between the dominant underground sound of the mid 90s and the emerging sound pushed by labels such as Puffy‘s Bad Boy records which would come to define popular hip hop and R&B into the late 1990s. At the intersection between those sounds lies a varied selection of sample material.

For this exclusive mixtape produced in association with Wax Poetics, former DMC champion DJ Matman delivers a selection of album tracks, alternate versions, interview snippets and of course original sample material.


1. Isaac Hayes – ‘The Look Of Love’ (sampled in Jay- Z – ‘Can I Live’)
2. Jay-Z – ‘Can I Live’
3. The Stylistics – ‘Hurry Up This Way Again’ (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘Politics as Usual’)
4. Jay-Z – ‘Politics As Usual‘
5. Hamilton Bohannon – ‘Save Their Souls’ (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘Cashmere Thoughts’)
6. Jay-Z – ‘Cashmere Thoughts’
7. Ahmad Jamal – ‘Pastures’ (sampled in Jay-Z feat Mecca – ‘Feelin’ It’)
8. Jay-Z feat. Mecca – ‘Feelin’ It’
9. Hubert Laws & Earl Kugh – ‘It’s So Easy Loving You’ (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘Regrets’)
10. Jay-Z – ‘Regrets’
11. Nas – The World Is Yours (Q-Tip Remix) (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘Dead Presidents’)
12. Jay-Z – ‘Dead Presidents’
13. Lonnie Liston Smith – ‘A Garden Of Peace’ (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘Dead Presidents’)
14. Snoop Dogg feat Daz Dillinger -‘Murder Was The Case’ (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘D’Evils’)
15. Jay-Z – ‘D’evils’
16. Allen Toussaint – ‘Go Back Home’ (sampled in Jay-Z – ‘D’Evils’)
17. John Kaizan Neptune – ‘Blue Wind’ (sampled in Jay-Z ’22 Twos’)
18. Jay-Z – ’22 Two’s’
19. Brother Brother – ‘Hey What’s That You Say’ (sampled in Jay-Z ‘Friend or Foe’)
20. Jay-Z – ‘Friend Or Foe’
21. Eddie Henderson – ‘Inside You’ (sampled in Jay-Z feat Memphis Bleek – ‘Coming of Age’)
22. Jay-Z feat Memphis Bleek – ‘Coming Of Age’
23. Ohio Players – Ecstasy (sampled in Jay-Z feat Notorious B.I.G – ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’)
24. Jay-Z feat Notorious B.I.G – ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’
25. The Whole Darn Family – ‘Seven Minutes Of Funk’ (sampled in ‘Jay-Z feat Foxy Brown – ‘Ain’t No Nigga’)
26. Jay-Z feat Foxy Brown – ‘Ain’t No Nigga’
27. The Four Tops – ‘Ain’t No Woman’ (sampled in ‘Jay-Z feat Foxy Brown – ‘Ain’t No Nigga’)
28. Marcus Miller – ‘Much Too Much’ (sampled in Jay-Z feat Mary J Blige – ‘Can’t Knock Hustle’)
29. Jay-Z feat Mary J Blige – ‘Can’t Knock Hustle’
30. Meli’sa Morgan – Fool’s Paradise (sampled in Jay-Z feat Mary J Blige – ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’)
31. Jay-Z feat Mary J Blige – Can’t Knock The Hustle (Fool’s Paradise Remix)
32. Jay-Z feat Mary J Blige – Can’t Knock The Hustle (Live at Madison Square Garden)

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