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Jay-Z released the song ‘Dead Presidents’ on February 20, 1996


When did release the song Dead Presidents? Jay-Z released ‘Dead Presidents on February 20, 1996

When Jay-Z and had beef, the song Dead Presidents was a topic that came up a lot. Released as a single in February of 1996, the song samples Nas from his debut Illmatic and a line from the song “The World is Yours.”

“So yeah, I sampled your voice, you was using it wrong
You made it a hot line, I made it a hot song”


The track was a stand out from Jay's debut Reasonable Doubt and has spawned countless freestyles over the years. The original was a deep cut and a re-recorded version is known as “Dead Presidents II” made the album tracklist. The beat and chord progression is undeniably great. The video features , , and playing Monopoly with real money.

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