Welcome to Beyond A Reasonable Doubt. As the 20th Anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album arrives, we offer you this four-part series that takes a look at some of the characters and conditions that help create the classic album, Reasonable Doubt.
Part One includes the reflections of Shawn Pen (formerly known as the rapper “Little Shawn”); and Pain In Da Ass, a former Rocafella Records intern whose outlandish and often brash personality resulted in his voice becoming a constant presence on Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 …Hard Knock Life.