The Totally Official Unofficial XXL Mag Dot Com Review Of ‘American Gangster’…

I have to call this review the unofficial dot com review since there will prah’lee be another review on this site that totally gushes over this album. It’s certainly worth listening to if for nothing else to hear Jay-Z reach into his old bag of tricks of brag rap. KanYe might be my favorite current brag rapper, but it’s fun to listen to where the genre hit its apex.

Jay-Z has so much money that he sleeps on pillows filled with crumpled $100 dollar bills. And like all the smart billionaires he watches every dime. It makes no sense to use that money to open up after-school centers since the ‘hood is going to jail anyhoo. Better to keep the pies flowing through the projects and maintain the code of the streets. Eff the children.

‘American Gangster’ is the ultimate Disney-fication of street hustling. It’s the perfect poetry for someone who needs to understand the justification for selling drugs. You forget all about the lives that are toppled wholesale from the drug trade, whether they be users, their families, the kids on the corners, or their victims that challenged them. ‘American Gangster’ defines drug dealing as the beautiful struggle. T.I., Young Jeezy, and yes you Lil’ Wayne, take notes.

I don’t think the movie that inspired this album will be as good as the CD. That’s not to say this is a great CD, but when its good its better than 96.469% of the shit that is out here. My favorite track is the collabo joint with NaS. I think the last time I heard Jay-Z flow with that kind of focus and determination was on that Roc joint with Beanie and Freeway. Is that shit called ‘What We Do’? Nothing else on the album is as hardbody as this shit. ‘Roc Boys’ is slick and I can see this joint getting fools amped at the show when the live band puts it down. The Neptunes got a couple of joints on the album and you have already heard ‘Blue Magic’. Jay-Z also uses Pharell and his Chinese weedcarrier to produce the requisite track for the ho’s.

The Neptunes and Jay-Z go together like fucking hot sauce on the wings from the halal spot. They make that funky smooth disco rap shit and Jay-Z always seems to be in the pocket for their production. Jay-Z has made Neptunes music classic The Clipse, N.O.R.E. and Philly’s Most Wanted… Not so much. If the Neptunes would have produced ‘Kingdome Come’ I don’t think we all would have shitted on the end product. When I say we I mean all the people that have ears connected to their brains and not their assholes.

I’m happy to say that ‘American Gangster’ doesn’t fly off the deep end like KC did. No cornball Coldplay crossover maneuvers on this disk either. Shit was getting dicey for a moment. I thought Jay-Z was going to start doing emo collabos on the regulack. No OK GO treadmill tracks on this piece. Just Hip-Hop music. What a novel idea that seems like now? If you are a Jigga fan then I don’t have to tell you to go out and buy this album, but if you were sitting on the fence and trying to decide whether to see the ‘American Gangster’ film or copp the ‘American Gangster’ CD do yourself a favor and buy the CD. There’s no way the movie will be this entertaining.

Russel Crowe? Denzel Washington? Never heard of ‘em.

  • smog

    wasup with the diddy and hitmen tracks? you didint talk about them shits at all, yeah i assumed that collab with NaS would be good, its got no id on it, o yeah and i dont trust your review of the movie, you dont even like gansta flicks, your scarface is bladerunner

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    I definitely want this album.

    I looked at KINGDOM COME and I said, “No thanks, I’ll pass…” I could tell that KINGDOM COME was gonna be uninteresting.

    AMERICAN GANGSTER…I’mma copp that sh*t

  • numark216

    Oxen…i know you’re trying to come up wit the flippant “above it all commentary” but if you didnt see the heroin metaphor in that neptunes joint you should put down the pen and the pad. Writing might not be for you. or you ignored it to make a point…..either way…you lost homie.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Scarface isn’t even a good Pacino flick. Peep Dog Day Afternoon to see Pacino go in as an insane in the membrane dude.

    And yeah, BladeRunner is cinematic crack to me.

  • http://governmentnames.blogspot.com Government Names

    “The Neptunes and Jay-Z go together like fucking hot sauce on the wings from the halal spot. They make that funky smooth disco rap shit and Jay-Z always seems to be in the pocket for their production. Jay-Z has made Neptunes music classic The Clipse, N.O.R.E. and Philly’s Most Wanted… Not so much. If the Neptunes would have produced ‘Kingdome Come’ I don’t think we all would have shitted on the end product. When I say we I mean all the people that have ears connected to their brains and not their assholes.”

    Man, this might be the wrongest shit you’ve written in a whole career of wrong shit. Jay and Pharrell should’ve never gone in the studio together after “I Just Wana Love U,” practically everything else they’ve done together has been subpar by either’s standards. And “Anything” was one of the most hated songs on Kingdom Come, which wasn’t exactly short on songs to hate.

    • REESE

      YO “GOVERNMENT NAMES” YOU FORGOT…

      “EXCUSE ME MISS” <- HOT

      “LA LA LA” <- BANGGER!!

      “ALLURE” <- CLASSIC (I FEEL LIKE “THE BLACK ALBUM” PERIOD IS A CLASSIC / IF NOT, THEN AT LEAST CLOSE.)

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    Scarface isn’t even a good Pacino flick. Peep Dog Day Afternoon to see Pacino go in as an insane in the membrane dude.

    Actually it was The Godfather cuz.

    • http://xxlmag.com DMT

      No, it was “Dog Day Afternoon”

  • http://xxlmag.com King B

    Got it pre-ordered on amazon, $12.00.

  • http://wmdeez.wordpress.com nation

    your connect doesn’t get a shout out?

  • Rico

    I just saw the movie (screener) and it is an instant classic.
    Proof.
    Frank sets a man on fire then shoots him in the head while the bastard screams pissing from pain.
    No more spoilers sorry.
    Words can barely explain how good the film is.
    The album is meh.
    How I got both film and album, two words…
    Cable internet.
    I will go to the movie because I still like pussy. And that chick (my date) looking at Denzel for three hours is going to get me laid.

    Peace.
    The club awaits.

  • Ali

    naw I bet tha movie will be good too…after all it inspired tha album ya dig? lol

  • N.O. 4 life

    since billy said it i’ll prolly go scoop it…WAIT…i dont value billy’s opinion that much so ima wait to hear it on the nets and dislike it like average people

  • Apex

    Bladerunner > Scarface

    This is a fact, it’s not up for discussion.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Real talk, not a mother fucker alive can talk that gangster talk like Hov. Give a good goddamn if I am white, that dude made me wanna hustle. Reasonable Doubt was elegant, eloquent, and everlasting.People undervalue smarts, that dude is on a whole nother level with writing. Hate KC if you want, but tell me another rapper that introspective. You say Nas is a poet but I differ, Jay’s metaphors are poetry at it’s pinnacle sweetheart. “Murder is a tough thing to digest, it’s a slow process…..And I ain’t got nothing but time.” The only thing that’ll ever take away from his credibility is beat selection and hooks. (God save me from “Show me what you got, Lil Mama!”)Seriously, what makes that man great and call me a dickrider if you want, but everything he say is calculated. Dude is cold and that what makes him great, because he never cracks on the mic. You call Weezy The Best Rapper Alive, but, he’s Scottie Pippen at best next to the Mike Jordan Of Rap. Hollaback kids. (And yeah, he got emotional on Super Ugly, but that’s Nas for ya, he’s the ONLY dude that can ever pull Jay’s card)

    • Fire

      You’re right about Jay Z being a great writer and one of the best (Reasonable Doubt was all of those things you described), but Nas is indeed a poet. Just listen to songs like “Black Zombies”, “I Can”, “The World Is Yours”, etc. Though I feel Reasonable Doubt is better than Illmatic, I feel Nas is better than Jay. I really don’t think there is such a thing as best rapper alive because there are so many different styles and people will pick their favorite as best, but Jay and Nas are definitely contenders, in addition to greats like Rakim and Big Daddy Kane.

      • AirlineGeneral08

        Whoa! stop! did you just say that the reasonable doubt is BETTER than illmatic????? are you fucking crazy!!!

  • http://Calogerodean.com Calogero

    “Chinese weedcarrier?” Is that really necessary?
    Not to mention, Chad is an Filipino.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    i gotta agree with Billiam on the Neps/Jay. flashy Neptunes > minimalist Neptunes.

    that said, “Blue Magic” is still good, but “I Know” is that trademark Neptunes shit. even if it’s really just Pharrell now.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    oh, and no mention of Weezy F. Baby’s voice-crack moment toward the end of “Hello Brooklyn?” i’m still crackin’ up when i hear it.

    you are the sweetest thing eyes could seeeeEEEE

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    I can’t see a movie with Denzel and Russell, built around an infamous NY drug kingpin, set in the seventies, budgeted at $100M, being weak.

    I predict that AG will be the new New Jack City, King of NY, Scarface, Godfather. I hope so. I watch the Godfather so much I immediately recognized that “Black Republican” sample when Hip Hop is Dead dropped.

    But I’m getting the feeling (nolo) that I’m going to eph with this new Jay-Z shit.

    And for some strange reason, I feel like Cam might actually make a real comeback, just in time for 2008…

  • Ruff Huff

    billy x is just a hater… you cant read a review about anything if the reviewer is just hatin on everything… you got to judge things for how they are not just because they dont fancy your personal tastes… cuz obviously your very picky about things and most people really aint…

    … and kingdom come wasnt really that bad… i didnt skip any more songs on it as i would’ve on any of his others… basicly all the dre joints were hot and a couple others.. but.. oh well

  • Ruff Huff

    and why would you even try to put lil Wayne in the same category as Jay Z or Nas… i mean weezy been killin some shit but he aint even on the same level with nas… and if you wanna talk about the best rappers… think about who made the most songs you cant stand… jay-z has a lot of shit thats wack… songs you skip… nas has a lot too.. and wayne has even more.. he just started to become tight… i couldn’t stand him back in the day.. even on carter 1… but a dude like scarface… have you ever heard him on some wack shit before?… i honestly can sit here for a few minutes and not think of a song by scarface that i heard that i cant stand.. another great rapper is xzibit… he does have a couple of label forced wanna be singles but he always comes with some hot shit… even his new one was fire… i only didn’t like that song concentrate but… still… why dont we think about that shit when we think of best rappers alive… i dont know.. just a thought

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sour-Piff Diesel-Kush Sr.

    American Gangster album is tight and so is the movie….

    props to Jay for scapegoating his glorification of the drug trade on a movie with Denzel, “One-Man Army” T.I. (or T.I.P. posing as T.I.), and Common, oh yeah the white dude from Gladiator too, recapturing the rise and fall of a black man and his journey of living the American Dream, his way……

    after watching this shit, i see what could make a dude wanna purchase a 3rd world villiage worth of guns and use wifey as a weedcarrier while doing it…..

  • complex

    Billy X. is just a gay ass Jay-Z stan!

    Did this nigga say that “Blue Magic” is better than a Clipse song…GET DA FUCK OUTTA HERE!

  • sippa

    Jay-Z has made Neptunes music classic The Clipse, N.O.R.E. and Philly’s Most Wanted… Not so much

    yeah, billy, ’cause “change clothes” and the neptunes joints from “kingdom come” are the pinnacle of neptunes production while mediocre neptunes tracks like “super thug”, “nothin’”, “grindin’” and “when the last time” all pale into insignificance next to them and are never played by djs any more

    i mean..we were all bumpin’ “excuse me miss” in ’02 and not “nothin’” or “grindin’”, weren’t we?

    lol..u silly fuck

    • Cuban Link

      Co-sign, Grindin was one of the hottest songs this millenium.And I still bump Super Thug whenever I need to get hyped.

  • Yinka

    Man

    I’m writing this on this blog cos it’s the best one on xxl – i.e. sometimes it’s actually on point and I’m only writing it at all cos I’m am so fuckin sick of this emperor’s new clothes shit! Kingdom Come 2 (oh sorry American Wanksta – oh I mean American gangster) is GARBAGE.

    Let me clarify first I AM a Jay-Z fan (not Stan) and I think he had fire but now it’s a pale flame. Look when XXL was sucking the balls off of KC I read and I listened and know even Jay-Z himself admits that actually the album wasn’t some great work. The fact is it was him indulging himself and this one is just part 2 – I’m sorry! Where are the BEATS!!! Don’t say roc Boys cos it’s average at best – no real bass for a start – where’s the damn BOOm BAP!??

    There aint nuthin like La La La, So ghetto, Big Pimpin nothing – he ain’t doing it! It’s not a HIP-HOP album – it might be a nice easy listening album but it aint music. Jigga got in the yes men and lost it – there ain’t noe PSA on here – if he wanted to get all “muso” he should have hollered at Questlove. He just on his own dick too much. Lot of ppl saying Dame hating but he’s right this is a pale imitation- jay-Z needs a team who won’t tell him everything he does is hot! And not some pop journos either – he needs “the streets” and no not guys like Tru or even Beans or free who he cuts a check I mean niggaz on his level or above when e=they came up to keep his shit focused.

    Jay-Z as an artist got a shelf life cos his art is more about making success than art as opposed to Nas who always been on some thug poetry shit!) this is not to downplay his abilities at his best jay-Z is SICK! But here he’s got a mild cold.

    You can’t sya the album is DOPE cos most other stuff out there is garbage – that ain’t the benchmark. Compare the shit to his older stuff – this aint close. He maybe needs to write a play of some shit the way he’s rhyming.

    And how the fuck you get some funky 70s samples and shit and sound so fuckin whitebread?? Check “ain’t With Being Broke” Geto Boys (off album we can’t be Stopped) to see how it should be done.

    See me I don’t go on the massive amount of bought publicity or the what the mainstream thinks – if they said CATS the fucking musical was hip-hop they’d say it was dope I go on the fact I’ve been listening to this music my whole life and this aint the soundtrack to ANY street – it’s the soundtrack to a fucking coffee table!

    And yeah Check out this compared to Curtis and tell me which is a hip-hop album – come the fuck on! Dude should have stayed retired!

    Man I respet much of the shit you put in your column man which is why I can’t belive you gonna actually co-sign this – I been listening to it in my car with my brother today – we talked over it – that ain’t a good sign! It’s not banging, bumpin’, man now I see it Jay “HOVA”, Mosoltov – he did it before in bits now he’s gone all out trying to make Yiddish rap and get in with the T.I. bankers! Trouble is it sucks!

  • DirtDogggy

    Damn how much is Hovito paying XXl to write good reviews ?

    Watch after the album comes out officialy and the money stops coming in to the media, then Bol will have another drop called “another shitsandwitch for Hov”

    It may be good compared to whats out, but it’s still 50% of the old jz from the average shit I’ve herd that leaked.

    And we all know how wack puff is on the mic, so I imagine his production game is a even match, that’s if he actually did it himself and not one of his handlers.

  • The Infamous Mr. P

    its stupid to think the success of a movie could be determined by a big budget or casting. it has to feel and look right, i say it goes either way, and this one doesnt look right, the previews felt like somebody forgot to cast snoop dogg to come in and slap some white hooker. and who cares if they got the same name or if it was some advertising scheme to increase sales. theyre two different things, jay-z isnt in the movie and denzel isnt featuring on the title track, dumbasses. im concerned wether that shits better than the last or if its on some game changin shit. that and wether it could potentially fuck up my high while im tokin up. play on playas.

  • these posts are racist

    A person can rationalize anything. Drugs have destroyed communities countless lives. Somehow individuals who are neither insane nor “evil” find a way to tap into the rationalization machine within all of us. This machine assists us in dealing with things we do or see or are complicit in causing that otherwise shock our conscience and go against our deep moral code.

    Our inner most innerself, in addition to having this moral code that needs the rationalizing machine to help it cope with bad things – has a deep desire to be important. Every human who has not attained a real understanding of how short life really is and hasn’t figured out what is truly important – strives to feel special. Strives to feel important. Strives to be the person people look at and say “wow, he’s something.”

    When the rationalizing machine is not placed under control and when this inner desire to be special is not balanced to coincide with the rules set forth in the person’s moral code, you get the Nicky Barnes and George Bush’s and State of Israel’s of the world.

  • Yinka

    Listening the Brooklyn’s Finest – soul samples like a motherfucker! I MEAN! Look listen to that shit then KC2 (Kingdom Come 2 aka American Gangster). Just do it – make up your own mind!

  • INF

    The album and the movie should both be classic material..Lil wayne stans took a L on this album..He totally killed that track Hello Brooklyn sounded horrible….Shuda just been Jay’s track…So much for the best rapper alive eh billy?

  • T.R.E.Y.

    i think Wayne’s just got priority issues with his guest verses. he murders his verse on that new Freeway song after all.

    • Colron

      Co-sign. Wayne need to figure out where the hotness should come and where the experimental should show up.

  • fla all day

    I watched the movie today. I cant wait to cop it on dvd.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Hey TPAR, I’m not trying to call you out or anything, but do you actually listen to music or are you just a bitchy, whiny activist who moans about the injustices on this planet. Seriously man, this is XXL MAG, a music website. For once discuss some fucking music, I’m begging you dude. (P.S., You’re a dead prez fan aren’t you?)

  • Ry Ry

    niggas need to STOP comparing his new shit to his older shit. just enjoy the music for what it is. quality shit. he will never make another Reasonable Doubt just like nas will never make another illmatic. stop living in the past and enjoy the present.

  • cmoney85

    young who are you and why do you feel that you should be going on nerd no more neptunes like 5 years ago. They are the least sampling producers that are hot right now. You say jay make them who they are what The Clipse definetly take there shit and run with it Its just thier features that bum it up. Its just jay-z dick riders like you who says o jay so tight thats what makes there beats better than average. Lets see Swizz and DR dree and EM have the same vibe on all there beats, Kanye has a different swag but he is fastly becoming the sample king. Fifty is a no and everyone down south has one sound

    in short Shut up keep your weak as, not so well thought out opinions to yourself

  • Mic

    someone tell jay to scrap that wayne record the beat is horrible.. and both of em flow choppy its the worst song of 2007… its worse than that song on 50′s album dre produced…

    its seriously killing a great cd

  • Tray

    Billy, not gonna argue about everything you said, but the Neptunes did have a track on Kingdom Come and it was unbelievably awful. It was called ‘Anything.’ Remember? So no, I don’t think they could’ve saved the project.

  • these posts are racist

    Crocker,

    Do you listen to rap music or do you just skim through it?

    If you read what I wrote and don’t see how directly related it is to this drop and to hip hop, then it is you who doesn’t listen to music.

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    bladerunner was a shit sammich niggas frontin on tony, only niggas who aint never hustled,aint never thought they could cop more then a 8ball and didnt fuckup the reup money would say some stupid shit like that,and Hov’s album is not really marketed towards the younger hiphop fan,he said he had to get back to how he used to feel bout hustlin that ex dboy type shit,not knockin these young niggas but if you didnt come up in that era it’ll probably fly over ya head

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  • http://www.rootdownradio.com ThatKidKen

    It’s good to see Jay back in form. The ‘Success’ joint is crazy with the start and stop drums and wailing organs.

    I guess leaks can work to promote seeing as I already have this burned, but I’m still going to actually buy a copy. No RIAA

  • Ten

    Billy, do some fucking research.

    American Gangster
    Blade Runner

    Both directed by the same man, Ridley Scott. So you should love this one. This is elementary research.

  • Cuban Link

    I cant wait to cop this, that Pray track is nuts.

    And Billy, Scarface was a good Pacino flick.However, as far as Pacino movies go, The Godfather 1 and 2>>>>every other one. 2nd might be Any Given Sunday, the film was pretty good, not great, but Al Pacino murdered it in his role.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Ayo Crocker, don’t pay TPAR any attention. I doubt anyone does anymore. He’s been exposed.

    You were right, dude bitches. And his shit is so overdone than nobody wants to read it anymore. It just so happens that he formats his words in that good ol’ “college” structure to make you think he’s smart as hell.

    He never makes a relevant point.

    Yo, I just tried to go back and read what he wrote, and I almost fainted. That shit is some str8 bullshit. Don’t even lie like you could follow what the fuck he/she was saying.

    *But we’re still cool… right Tee-Pee?*

  • moresickaMC

    I laugh at people waiting for Jay-Z to make another Reasonable doubt or vol.2. thats was 1996, this is 2007…Jay-Z has grown…if u cant keep up with him then stop listeining and pull out your 10 yr old vinyls…lol

    I’m a Nas fan, but Jay-Z is lyrically as nice as ever. in fact u can argue his wordplay is even more complex now.

    if your just waiting to shake your tailfeather…listen to wyne or soulja boy. AG is for the advanced rap “listener.”

    • Maco

      hahahaha. yeah because he has changed so much from Reasonable Doubt…i can’t even remember what he used to rap about…o yeah selling crack and having loot. that’s not even comparable to the shit he raps about now…which is…selling crack and having more loot. this fact that this album is being called a “concept album” is a joke. stop sucking jay’z nuts. he put out a shitty album which was supposed to be his huge comeback and got scared and went back to the same basic formula that has the unintelligent listener sucking his balls. i give the man credit for being a marketing genius and having flow but to continue to idolize mediocre work is bullshit. word.

  • JAYSTONE

    I agree with you fire.but AG is the shit man.its all over the internet.im gonna cop it .

  • these posts are racist

    My flow is more sicka than yours/
    More sicker than the sickest flow, that’s for sure/
    I ain’t mad at the mad cats who attack and blast at/
    My thoughts, cause i knwo they don’t know no better/
    My message like a letter, signed sealed delivered/
    A bit of truth for the youth what i’m kickin true/
    So i don’t give a shit what you saying dude/
    You playing fool/
    Yourself, not me not them/
    Of course it’s me, a real dude no pretend/
    Been in the game since these lames were playing with toy trucks/
    Ain’t shit changes it’s the same, so i don’t give a fuck/

    American gangster who we kiddin, let’s be honest man/
    Ain’t no American making it, if he an honest man/
    The truth is clear it’s clear, so self evident/
    Word to the biggest gangster of them all, the American President

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    well since i watched the movie on bootleg i’ll cop the bootleg album for 5 bucks. after kingdom done, i’ll never buy another camel album again out of the store

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Watching the crazy official AG bootleg right now. Crystal clear quality. I’m digging it so far, but this is still hour one… two more to go.

    First of all I’d like to thank my connect.

  • Maco

    hahahaha. yeah because he has changed so much from Reasonable Doubt…i can’t even remember what he used to rap about…o yeah selling crack and having loot. that’s not even comparable to the shit he raps about now…which is…selling crack and having more loot. the fact that this album is being called a “concept album” is a joke. stop sucking jay’z nuts. he put out a shitty album which was supposed to be his huge comeback and got scared and went back to the same basic formula that has the unintelligent listener sucking his balls. i give the man credit for being a marketing genius and having flow but to continue to idolize mediocre work is bullshit. word.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Ten,
    Ridley Scott also directed G.I. Jane. What’s your point?

  • Yo mama

    Its sad that someone like you with a respected opinion could write such garbage. You said the song “I Know” is clearly Jay-Z’s track for the ladies? Its sad that you missed the metaphor. He’s comparing women to drug addicts. dumbass…

  • http://www.yorapper.com YoRapper.com

    Good review, check mine out.
    Jay-Z – American Gangster Review

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Early post-viewing verdict:

    The Jay-Z CD is better than the movie.

  • http://xxlmag.com DMT

    Billy, I may not always agree with you but your good damn honest writer!

  • http://xxlmag.com kane corleone

    And demi on the beach didnt look good ass all in the air I loved that part.

  • http://www.rapspace.tv Oddman

    So, I didn’t even read this review because the whole time I kept wondering to myself “This hack still has a job?!”

    wow….XXL must be an equal opportunity employer….peace…

  • MitchMoney

    big ups to Ry Ry… niggas must be gettin dumber as time goes on. it ain’t that the music is gettin worse; hov is pushin some age so his mind is advancing – end of story. you haters out there can barely keep up. yall so stupid it’s like you forget that this is a CONCEPT ALBUM – you know, like, in conjunction with the damn movie? niggas talkin bout the beats not bangin and whatnot, man fuck all that shit. why the fuck would beats BANG on a CONCEPT ALBUM from the 70′s…. hmm. regain focus on what this album is, stop talkin bout past shit, and then come holla. jay at the top of his form lyrically and you dumb trucks can’t grasp it cuz it’s outta your little leagues. chuuch

    American Gangster the movie = greatness
    American Gangster the album = fedness
    album + movie = PURE CRACK