NEWS: NY Times Article On Jay-Z's New Album
So American Gangster, the new upcoming Jay-Z album, is a reality for the fourth quarter. MC's wear your helmets. On one hand this sounds like a lame-ish cross-promotional effort with a movie, a product endorsement of sorts disguised as an album, but on the other hand I can't front. I want a new Jay-Z album and I love that it's coming.
"Jay-Z, the rap superstar and president of Def Jam Records, has quietly returned to the studio to record an album of new songs inspired by the forthcoming movie “American Gangster,” his first “concept” album and second CD in less than a year.
The album, which his label plans to release in early November, came together over the past few weeks after Jay-Z was shown the film, directed by Ridley Scott, in which Denzel Washington portrays Frank Lucas, a early 1970s Harlem heroin kingpin." Read the full article here.
The movie trailer looks pretty dope too. No pun intended.