About two months ago this week we celebrated the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time: Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt. I love when a DJ can tell a story with a mix and that’s what DJ Dave Dolla is back to do on his “Beyond A Reasonable Doubt” series. This is the second installment in the series and we’ll get a third one before long as well.
The beginning of this mix covers the infamous Jay vs Nas debate that happened when “Takeover” and “Ether” both dropped, respectively. The Jay and Nas argument will never die. We’ll be long gone from this Earth and there will be people arguing in barbershops, at concerts, and on whatever new social media arrives in the future about who won the Jay Z vs Nas battle. I have a theory about Jay vs Nas: this is the six degrees of separation for Twitter. No matter what you’re talking about, something can devolve into an argument about Jay and Nas. Enough about my conspiracy theories though, Dave Dolla has an excellent mix for you to listen to below so hit play.