An old yet unreleased interview and freestyle with Jay-Z has recently became available. Below is the entire story and the audio for your pleasure!
In New York City, in the summer of 1995, when Jeru the Damaja failed to show up for an interview, a young Jay-Z, along with Jaz-O, and Malachi of Group Home filled in and were interviewed instead. This was 1995 at Payday Records, at a time when every other record label had already passed on signing a then unknown Jay-Z. At the time of this interview Jay-Z had just released the single “In My Lifetime” with the B-Side “I Can’t Get With That” on Payday Records.
Jay-Z – Criminology Freestyle (Starts at 2:50)