An early copy of Jay Z's "Reasonable Doubt" tracklist has been unearthed.
Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt is has been canonized as one of rap's classics, and its hard to imagine it existing in any other form than we know it today. However, a tracklist unearthed by 2DopeBoyz shows an early version of the album, which includes 3 unreleased songs and a very different sequencing.
The first thing you might notice from the written-out tracklist is the singles have been loaded into the first half of the album, with "Dead Presidents," "Feelin' It," and "Ain't No Nigga" serving as the first three tracks-- certainly a different vibe to the final product.
A more interesting observation is the presence of "The Hurt," "Tell Me," and "Hot," which have never been released to this day, unless they were later reworked with different titles.
Take a look at the photo in the gallery above. Do you think Hov would still look at this as his best work if it were released in this form?