20 Degrees Of Separation From Reasonable Doubt [VIDEO LIST]

Over the course of Jay Z ‘s illustrious career, he has influenced more artists and voices within popular music than one can count.

It all stems from the beginning…and in the beginning while many had faith in the Brooklyn spitter, Jay himself had Reasonable Doubt!

As we celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Hov’s debut album…let us take a look over the various relationships and music that he has touched or inspired in some way!

Please enjoy our version of six degrees of separation from Reasonable Doubt!

Ja Rule – Kill ‘Em All

Murder Inc was the brainchild of Irv Gotti who produced “Can I Live”.

 

DMX – Ruff Ryders’ Anthem

Irv Gotti was very vital in getting DMX signed to Def Jam and has production credits on his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot”.

 

Foxy Brown – B.K. Anthem

Foxy Brown got her first commercial break on the the single “Ain’t No Nigga”.

 

Memphis Bleek – Is That Your Chick Ft. Missy Elliot and Jay Z

Bleek was Jay Z’s appointed apprentice, who made his debut on “Coming Of Age”.

 

Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Player’s Anthem Ft. The Notorious B.I.G.

This track was produced by DJ Clark Kent who did a great amount of production on Reasonable Doubt.

 

Sporty Thievz – No Pigeons

The Sporty Thievz “Street Cinema” album was co-produced by SKI who produced 4 songs on RD.

 

LL COOL J – I Shot Ya Ft. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Foxy Brown & Fat Joe

Jay Z sampled Prodigy’s lyrics from this song for “D’Evils”.

 

Snoop Dogg – Murder Was The Case

Jay Z sampled Snoop’s lyrics from this song for “D’Evils”.

 

Nas – The World Is Yours

Jay Z sampled Nas’ lyrics from this song for “Dead Presidents”.

 

PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9) – You Should Know Ft. Dwele

DJ Premier produced 3 songs RD.

 

Gang Starr – Militia Ft. Big Shugg & Freddie Foxx

DJ Premier produced 3 songs on RD.

 

Mary J. Blige – Family Affair

MJB was featured on “Can’t Knock The Hustle”.

 

The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize

B.I.G. was featured on “Brooklyn’s Finest” as well as a member of the Hip Hop collective “The Commission” which Jay Z was also a part of.

 

Freeway – What We Do Ft. Beanie Sigel & Jay Z

Freeway is a Roc A Fella Comrade and there is no Roc A Fella without RD.

 

Beanie Sigel – TheTruth

Beanie is a Roc A Fella Comrade and there is no Roc A Fella without RD.

 

Cam’Ron – Oh Boy Ft. Juelz Santana

Cam is a Roc A Fella Comrade and there is no Roc A Fella without RD.

 

Kanye West – Can’t  Tell Me Nothing

Kanye is a Roc A Fella Comrade and there is no Roc A Fella without RD.

 

Rihanna – Needed Me

Jay Z mentored her to Stardom.

 

J. Cole – Apparently

Cole is signed to Jay Z’s RocNation imprint.

 

M.O.P. – 4 Alarm Blaze Ft. Teflon & Jay Z

This was a collaboration with DJ Premier and his Brooklyn comrades a year after RD dropped.

 

Vic Mensa – There’s Alot Going On

Mensa is signed to Jay Z’s RocNation imprint.

 

T.I. – DOPE Ft. Marsha Ambrosius

Just signed a deal with Roc Nation & Tidal… Both are Jay Z companies.

 

Beyonce – Sorry

His Wife! Nuff said!

 

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