75+ Notable Quotes from Reasonable Doubt


Such a great album only deserves to be put on the spot for those who love it and those you have yet to gain appreciation for the body of work. Jay-Z’s debut album was full of emotion and it was so intimate. The lyrics were full of wit and ambition. The lines that I have selected standout on their own but they also connect, they build bridges for the story-line of a hustler. The capture human reactions in times of struggle and enjoyment. These lines reek of hunger, a hunger that the young come up artist lived with for a while. So take this time to not only read the lines but look at them for what they are and what they may mean to you.

“18 karat gold pen when it hits the sheets words worth a million like I rappin them through platinum teeth”

“all rhymers forget it like Alzheimer’s, small timers I said it”

“and the only time you love is when your dick hard”

“as long as I’m living he’s living through memories, he’s there to kill all my suicidal tendencies”

“at your wake while I peak in, look in your casket feeling sarcastic ‘look at em still sleepin’”

“baby you like Don, maybe this Crystal ‘ll change your life ma roll with the winners”

“but f#ckin with the big dogs yo, I gotta bite you”

“but now this higher learning got the Remy’s in me, liquors invaded my kidney’s got me ready to lick off, mama forgive me”

“but now this kosher sh#t is so acidic”

“but one of these buyers got eyes like a Korean, it’s difficult to read em the windows to his soul are half closed I put the key and pull off”

“cashmere chromosomes make the ni99a Jay-z”

“cause all beef will turn well done filet mignon”

“Factions from the other side would love to kill me, spill three quarters of my blood on the street let alone the heat”

“forever petty minds stay petty”

“get together like a choir, to acquire what we desire”

“had to turn away when Tony killed Manolo that’s real”

“handling since a teen I dish out, like the point guard from your favorite team, without doubt”

“have more black chicks between my sheets than Essences”

“high estates I got more estates than philly”

“I ain’t tryin to survive I’m tryin to live it to the limit and love it alive”

“I got vendettas in dice games”

“I gotta keep your tricks in tack, cause I walk like a pimp talk like a mack”

“I gotta let you ni99as know the time like Movado”

“I gross the most at the end of the fiscal year than these ni99as could wish to”

“I keep my head, both of them where they supposed to be”

“I make you and your wack mans fold like bad hands, roll like monopoly”

“I never prayed to God I prayed to Gotti”

“I pimp hard on a trick look, f#ck if your leg broke b#tch hop up on your good foot”

“I spend your Pension at 10 major events”

“I stepped it up another level meditated like a Buddhist, recruited lieutenants with ludicrous dreams of getting cream”

“I talk jewels and spit diamonds”

“I tell you half the story, the rest you fill it in, as long as the villain wins”

“I want money like Cosby who would, this the kind of talk that make me think that you ain’t got no pudding”

“I’m smooth but deadly like a pearl handle pistol”

“I’m taking wages down in Vegas just in case Tyson have a major night off”

“I’m tired I feel wired like codeine these days a brother gotta admire me from four fiends away”

“I’ve been sinnin since you was playing with Barbie and Ken”

“in third person, I don’t wanna see him”

“in this game so deep that fiends could catch a freeze off my knee caps, can yall believe that”

“laughing hard happy to be escaping poverty, however brief, this game got valleys and peaks”

“left the paramedics breathing soft on em”

“liason for days on in, money make the world go around so a Maze song will spin”

“lock my body, can’t trap my mind, easy explain why we adapt to crime”

“manifested intangible goods”

“mannerisms of a young Bobby De Niro”

“metamorphic as the dope turns to cream”

“my mind is infested with sick thoughts that circle like a Lexus, if driven wrong it’s sure to hurt you”

“my pops know exactly what he did when he made me, tried to get a nut and he got a nut and what”

“my sh#t is butter for the bread they wanna toast me”

“ni99a please like short sleeves, I bare arms”

“no more Billy Willy, my game is grown prefer you call me William”

“no waiting, I’ll make your block infrared hot, I’m like satin”

“none of my friends speak, we tryin to win but then again maybe it’s for the best though”

“praying my people bailed out like Time Warner”

“produce G’s like sperm, till legs spread like germs”

“return of the Jedi from Rio De Janeiro on the red eye yet I still feel a need to be fly”

“since diapers, had nothing to live for like them lifers”

“so I keep one eye open like CBS”

“that butter soft sh#t from the leather on the Fonz”

“the exorcist got me doing sh#t like homie you don’t know me but the whole world owe me strip”

“the first chance to crack for bank, they’ll try me all they’ll get is 50 cent franks”

“the only MC with a flu, I rhyme sick”

“the soviet the unified steady flow”

“they say sex is a weapon so when I shoot, me your death in less than 8 seconds”

“think your little bit of rhymes can play me, I’m from Marcy, I’m varsity chumps you J.V.”

“thinkin back when we first learned to used rubbers, he never learned so in turn I’m kidnapping his baby’s mother”

“three shots close range never touch me divine intervention”

“too many b#tches stuck up from too many sexual advances”

“too many rough muthaf#ckas, but I got my suspicions that you’re just fish in a pool of sharks”

“we don’t just shine, we illuminate the whole show”

“we used to fight for building blocks, now we fight for blocks with buildings that make a killin”

“we used to stay up all night at slumber parties now I’m trying to rock his bi#tch to sleep”

“what you don’t see is what you get, weapons concealed”

“when it comes to this cheese yall like 3 blind mice”

“whoever said illegal was the easy way out, couldn’t understand the mechanics and workings of the underworld”

“you draw better be Picasso you know the best, cause if this not so, well then God bless”

“you know the demon said it’s best to die, and even Jay Hova witness bet he’ll never testify”

“you was right ni99as want you to be miserable with them”

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