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Dead Presidents #JayZ

“Dead Presidents” is a 1996 song by rapper Jay-Z. It was released as the first promotional single for Jay-Z’s debut album Reasonable Doubt, although it did not directly appear on the album: a different version, with the same backing track and chorus but different lyrics, called “Dead Presidents II”, appeared on Reasonable Doubt instead.

The single was a commercial success, and was certified as an RIAA certification gold single in June 1996. Both versions of the song are regarded as some of the greatest hip-hop songs ever recorded, and “Dead Presidents II” was voted #16 in About.com’s Top 100 Rap Songs.

I bought my first official hip hop items back in the late 80’s and ended up with a room filled of classic hip hop. Some years ago my girlfriend, now wife,  proposed me to come out with my collection and share it with the world. So I did and hiphopcollector.com was born.

I will randomly take albums and items from my collection and post it on my website hoping that it brings memories to you guys as well as lots of fantastic hip hop has been produced since the Bronx gave birth to the hip hop movement…

All items featured in the movie are taken from my personal hip hop collection. In the late eighties on a local schoolyard in Antwerp, Belgium, a hip hop cassette was swapped between friends. It would change my life forever with a personal collection of over 11.000 hip hop tapes, cd’s, LP’s & memorabilia!!

With collecting all this hip hop I try to preserve the culture and pay respect to the pioneers who really deserve it.

On my hiphopcollector.com platform I do not only give credit to the pioneers, but I also want to provide a nice mix of classic with ‘quality hip hop’ which is still out there when you look for it. There are lots of great nowadays artists out there who don’t get the credit and promo.

If you’re in need of promo feel free to contact me here

 

 

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article “Dead Presidents”, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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