Image via Soundcloud

Image via Soundcloud

It’s funny to think that a lot of young people only know Jay Z as the celebrity mogul he is today. They know him for wearing suits, meeting with politicians, and making business deals worth more money than most regular ass citizens can comprehend. But keep in mind: Jay Z is 45 years old now, and his debut album Reasonable Doubt dropped back in 1996. These demo songs came before that. Mass Appeal just shared a collection of the songs in a SoundCloud player, so if you’re 19 years old or younger, check out what Jay Z sounded like before you were born.

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