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Aug162019

JAY-Z's debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' no longer exclusive to TIDAL

ABC/Randy HolmesFresh on the heels of his partnership with the NFL, JAY-Z is giving fans even more to talk about by making his 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt, available on several streaming services. 

Friday, the music mogul's independent distribution company, Equity Distribution, announced the seminal effort would be streamed on Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Slacker, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Pandora and YouTube Music Premium. Spotify and Apple Music, however, aren't listed as part of the deal. 

Since 2015, Reasonable Doubt was solely available via Hov's streaming platform TIDAL. 

Dubbed an album which the lyrical giant claims "literally saved my life," the 14-track body of work boasts fan-favorites like "Can't Knock the Hustle," " "Dead Presidents II" and "Can I Live." In a recently resurfaced 1997 interview, Jay explained how the title came to be.

“We named the album Reasonable Doubt because you know, with anything you do in life, people will judge you," he said. "Whether it be interviews or radio or whatever you do in life people will judge you. The album is like basically on trial. You either going to like it or you don’t.”

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