Jay-Z has been working at his craft for some time, and now a video of him engaging in a battle in 1993 has surfaced. The caption on the new footage uploaded to YouTube said: “Filmed in 1993 at The New Music Seminar in New York and found by accident going through old VHS tapes.” The caption also noted that Dame Dash and DJ Clark Kent can be seen in the background. The video starts out with Jay-Z rapping a verse while standing next to Dame Dash but then turns into a battle against another rapper. If his first verse in the video sounds familiar, it’s because the rhyme is one of the verses he would spit in his now-legendary Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito freestyle with Big L. From there, Jay unleashed some bars that were never heard before that point. Jay’s rapping style in the footage mirrors the period before his new style displayed on his first album ‘Reasonable Doubt.’ Take a look at pre-Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z above. Source: youtube.com
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