Future Thinks Jay Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' Wasn't Appreciated Until Tupac And Biggie Died
publish date: 2016-12-15
For the past two decades, music critics have endlessly lauded Jay Z for his debut album Reasonable Doubt. In a discussion shared by esteemed marketing executive Steve Stoute alongside Future, LeBron James, Steve Stoute, James Harden and Hot 97's Ebro Darden, Jay's "I Got The Keys" collaborator said the Brooklyn rapper's first album "wasn't hot" when it first came out in 1996.
"Jay Z wasn’t great when Tupac and Biggie was alive," said the Atlanta MC. "It was Biggie, Tupac, Ice Cube... [Reasonable Doubt] wasn’t hot until [Tupac and Biggie] died.”
Future further explained that there was no malice on his end. He later reiterated how Jay's first album was overlooked and under-appreciated, considering he was competing against reputable artists who were already established like Tupac and Biggie.