Hours after rap mogul Jay Z‘s pre-Reasonable Doubt demo tape was taken down from social media outlets, the unreleased project has popped back up.

The bundle of Hov goodness comes packed with ten tracks.

Jay Z’s debut album, “Reasonable Doubt,” dropped in 1996, unleashing Hov onto the world. Almost 19 years later, a pre-“Reasonable Doubt” demo tape has surfaced. Containing several features from Sauce Money, who worked with Jay Z back in the day, these 10 tracks give a rare glimpse into the rapper’s earlier years. The quality of the tracks varies, but all are listenable and should be appreciated as rare artifacts of hip-hop history. (Huffington Post)

Check out the demo tape right here…

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The unexpected hip-hop gem surfaced online Wednesday (January 14).

This Jay Z demo tape explains his origins so well. First, lots can be said about Jay Z‘s excellent ability to adapt. From the Ski Beatz and Clark Kent nouveau jazz sound he first invoked to the Kanye and Rick Rubin stadium grandiosity that sailed him into Top-40 greatness and two semi-retirements, Jay knows how to switch it up. Second, in ’88, he used to rhyme like the Fushnickens, a frenemy once said. Meaning, he had to try on several styles before he could change clothes and don that suit and tie. (Mass Appeal)


Aside from the untitled demo tape, Jay recently signed boxing veteran Andre Ward to his Roc Nation Sports company.