TIDAL Releases ‘RD20’ Documentary On JAY Z’s Seminal Debut, ‘Reasonable Doubt’

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With today marking the 20th anniversary of JAY Z‘s seminal debut album, Reasonable Doubt, TIDAL has put together an exclusive 35-minute documentary which details behind-the-scenes stories and the making of Hov’s classic magnum opus.

Simply titled RD:20, the narrative features interviews from JAY Z’s right-hand man/BFF (sorry, Bleek) Ty Ty Smith, DJ Premier, Roc-A-Fella silent partner Kareem “Biggs” Burke, Tone Hooker (responsible for coming up with the name “Roc-A-Fella”), Memphis Bleek and more — punctuated by in-studio performances of some of the album’s songs.

Unfortunately, you’ll have to be subscribed to TIDAL in order to watch it. If you do, head over here to watch it.

A trailer is available below.

TIDAL presents Jaÿ-Z: RD20. Watch exclusively on Tidal now. #RD20

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BONUS: Genius/Rob Markman sat down with the aforementioned Kareem “Biggs” Burke to discuss the importance of JAY, some little-known history and the subsequent influence Reasonable Doubt would have on any other rap album that was released following that incredible day on June 25th, 1996.