Summer 1996, I became a Jay-Z fan. I heard verses & songs by him prior to that summer but I wasn’t impressed. After a high school friend let me borrow Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt cd in August ‘96, I was hooked! When I heard track 2, “Politics As Usual” I was sold. I put it on repeat over & over lol. With that being said, that song & it’s production is what drew me into Jay as an artist. The song was produced by Ski. The way he sampled “Hurry Up This Way Again” by The Stylistics,was just perfect. Here it is 13 years later & that song is still great to me.

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