In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Hov’s classic debut, Philly radio’s Colby Colb has decided to liberate a rare Jay-Z interview/freestyle from ’95.
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.
The stream includes both the interview and freestyle. Click here to download the freestyle alone. Shouts to RR on the find. Now if only Guru or Just Blaze could be so kind and let loose some other gems as well haha.