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“I Would Not Roll Dice With Jay Z”: Memories of Recording ‘Reasonable Doubt’ From a D&D Engineer

Dexter Thibou has been helping realize the sonic ambitions of rappers and producers since 1993, when he first interned at the legendary D&D Studiosin Manhattan. He eventually became a full-fledged engineer, and has worked with the likes of Eminem, Janet Jackson, Guru, Common, and M.O.P., to name but a few. In 1995, when he was in his early 20s, he began assisting with the recording sessions for Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt. This is what he remembers.

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