After seeing an advanced screening of the new Denzel Washington film, American Gangster, Jay-Z went straight to the studio. No, he didn’t forget his cell phone; he merely remembered he is HOVA and who better to make a concept album about the American Gangster image than himself? Although fellow rappers Common and RZA will get their shine on in the film itself, the unofficial soundtrack to one of the year’s biggest new films will be helmed by Mr. S Dot Carter. The first street single off the project is entitled Blue Magic and produced by Change Clothes collaborator, Pharrell Williams.
Written by DJ Z on 09/20/07
I feel a little bad for Jay-Z – that is if you can feel bad for a multi-millionaire rap legend with the planet’s hottest girlfriend. His role as the emperor of the Hova empire aside, Jay-Z’s last album Kingdom Come was...
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