Editors' pick

Reasonable Doubt Remix Project

Please note: This event has already occurred.

Editorial Review

A compelling argument can be made that in 2009, Jay-Z is the G.O.A.T. His catalog bursts at the seams with some of the biggest pop hits of the past decade. But back in 1996 he was jostling for position among a whole freshman class of underground New York rappers trying to break through. "Reasonable Doubt" was the debut full-length that blasted him ahead of the pack and is now considered a must-own record because of Jigga's solo talents and the all-star lineup of producers and guest rappers who contributed. As a gesture of homage, in a show of rising ambition from a local scene starting to get attention equal to its talent pool, a crew of DMV vocalists and producers have recreated the album with new verses and refashioned beats. The behind-the-boards personnel includes Grammy-nominated Kokayi and Wale's go-to duo of Judah and Best Kept Secret. Microphone duties are handled by a cast that includes Asheru, X.O. and Lyriciss. Get the full Reasonable Doubt Remix Experience live tonight at Expo.

-- Rhome Anderson (March 2009)