Keepin’ It Gangsta: Jay Z’s ‘American Gangster’ Is Eight-Years-Old Today

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After a very lukewarm return album with Kingdom Come, JAY Z was bombarded with a myriad of questions surrounding his skill-set. Does he still have it? Can he still drop another dope album? Is he washed up? Instead of being entangled in a web of questions, he crushed any dubious thoughts by releasing his tenth album American Gangster.

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Inspired by the movie American Gangster¬†anchored by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, Jay scripted scintillating tales of the street life. Jay dug in the depths of his creativeness and injected cold-hearted bars into our lives. “Say Hello,” “Ignorant Sh*t,” “Pray” “Success” and “I Know” were some of his best tracks on the acclaimed project.

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AG encapsulated everything we grew to love Jay for. Regardless of whether he’s laced in the best suits, his heart still lies dormant in the streets, and this album is proof.

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