Jay-Z Shoots VH1 Storytellers Performance, Album Leaks To ’Net

According to an AP report, Jay-Z returned to Brooklyn on Wednesday night (Oct. 24) to shoot a performance of new material from his American Gangster album for an episode of VH1′s Storytellers. With a full band, who he dubbed “The Roc Boys,” Hov performed numerous songs from the new album, including “Pray,” “Blue Magic,” “Dreamin’” and “Party Life.” As with all Storytellers performances, Jay prefaced each song by telling the story behind it to the audience, which included Beyoncé. VH1 Storytellers: Jay-Z: Life of an American Gangster debuts November 8th on VH1

In related news, a full web-rip version of American Gangster leaked to the internet late last night. The retail album is not due in stores until November 6th.

  • HURRICANE GAME

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    IM FIRRRSSSTTTT

    YES I AM FIRST FUCK ME DEAD I AM LOVING LIFE

    ID LIKE TO THANK MY MUM,GOD UHHH ALL THE PEOPLE DOWN IN MY SUBERB ID LIKE TO THANK COFEE FOR KEEPING ME UP THIS LATE

    DNT START BITCHING DAT IM SAYING IM FIRST

    U ALL WANA B ME.. PEACE
    ill be signing autographs 2moro 2pm in longbeach,cali,L.A & last stop compton

    • The Editor

      type that acceptance speech up for me, 250 word minimum…double-spaced and on my office first thing Monday morning.

      • Cuban Link

        hahaha lmao

  • Tyler

    Nice, so why can a nigga here ‘dat album at?
    Let a brotha’ know.
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  • dwill

    1st hoez! Lord so help me if the “American Ganter” album is trash like his previous! All I’m sayin is Jay done lost his spark and if he wants to continue his legacy and not destroy it up like the great 23 did, it better sound something reminiscent of Reasonalble Doubt, Volume 1, and Volume 2.
    I’m just sayin! Its Boston HOV!

  • klein

    first

  • mega_tron_201

    1st? LOL =x

  • FUCK JAY Z

    Jay Z is a thief. Stole Big’s rhymes, Big’s title (king of newyork), Big’s girl (Charlie Baltimore), and Big Jazz’s name hence Jay Z, stole Kanye from Dame Dash, etc.

    If Big was alive, he’d be nothing. Nothing.
    The clothing line, the group album, the fashion name drop style all came from B.I.G.

    http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.3296/title.pretty-ugly-question-to-jay-z-jay-z-diss

    • J.H.

      damn you’re a hater….calm down. you act as if B.I.G. has been the only one that gave us music.

    • walkiria

      fuck all ya` niggas tha` talk shit about jayz and 50 cent ya don`t know what real is so if I was one of ya I will shot tha fuck up.

  • Nick

    dont get to excited, the movie got leaked not hov’s album.

  • tj

    shut your bitch ass up nigga y u hating on jay-z bitch i would slap the fuck out u nigga talking to the nigga that wrote fuck jayz man u is a bitch noone cant fuck with jay

  • mr.undisputed the mogul

    ALL BOOTLEGGERS & ALBUM/CD LEAKERS SHOULD BE TORTURED FOR 3 MONTHS & THEN KILLED REAL TALK.
    ALL BULLSHIT ASIDE, NO REAL FAN SHOULD/WOULD APPRECIATE THESE LEAKS. I HEAR PEOPLE SCREAMING “YEAH IF I CAN GET THE CD FOR FREE WHY PAY FOR IT” BUT THE SAME PEOPLE WILL BE ON THESE EXACT SAME HIPHOP SITES YELLING ABOUT HOW SOMEBODIES CD FLOPPED!!! EVERY PERSON WHO DOWNLOADS THE LEAKED CD & DOES’NT BUY THE REAL THING IS STEALING PERIOD POINT BLANK!!!!AS A FORMER ARTIST THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT! IMAGINE GETTING UP EACH DAY, GOING TO WORK & WHEN IT’S TIME TO GET PAID, YOUR CHECK IS SHORT BY A 1/4TH OR 1/2 OR WHATEVER & GOING TO YOUR BOSS & SAYING WHERE’S THE REST OF MY MONEY & HIM SAYING “PEOPLE LIKED YOUR WORK SO MUCH & BECAUSE WE DON’T THINK IT’S THAT HARD FOR YOU WE GAVE YOU LESS, BECAUSE WE FEEL WHY SHOULD WE PAY YOU WHEN YOUR HAVING FUN ANYWAY.” IT’S DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO GET A RECORD DEAL, HOW MANY PEOPLE SAY “I KNOW A GUY WHO CAN RHYME HIS ASS OFF OR GOT BOMB ASS FREESTYLES, BUT CAN’T GET ON, THEN DOES, GOES THROUGH ALL THE BS, STUDIO TIME, WRITING SONGSS, CREATING HOOKS,FINDING HOT BEATS, GETTING SAMPLES CLEARED, SHOOTING A VIDEO, DEALING WITH RADIO PROGRAMMERS, ALBUM DELAYS/PUSHBACKS ETC. YOU FINALLY GET A RELEASE DATE & SOME BASTARD WITH BASICALLY NOTHING TO LOSE LEAKS IT SO SOME HATER CAN SHIT ON IT & SAY IT’S WACK & OTHER LOSERS SAY IF IT’S WACK I’M NOT BUYING IT & THEN IF IT’S DOPE IT FLOPS BECUASE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE DOWNLOADED IT INSTEAD OF BUYING IT. EXAMPLE IF KANYE SOLD 957,000 THE 1ST WEEK, IMAGINE IF IT HAD’NT LEAKED WHAT THAT 1ST WEEK # WOULD’VE BEEN!!! I’M NOT EVEN AN ARTIST & I’M PISSED!! THESE HIPHOP SITES ACTUALLY WORK AGAINST THE ARTIST BY LETTING PEOPLE KNOW, THE CD HAS LEAKED, WE LOG ON & SAY “WOW” IT’S LEAKED “LET ME DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT NOW.” 3 MONTHS FROM NOW XXLMAG.COM INTERVIEWS THE ARTISTS & ASKS “WHY DO YOU THINK THE ALBUM DID’NT SELL LIKE YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD??!! THERE YOU HAAVE IT, IT GET’S NO TRILLA THAN THAT!!
    PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Stonyman

      Now we can steal 1′s and 0′s that same data can be deleted.

  • mega_tron_201

    LOL@ dwill
    before typin slick lil fella…..please tell me what “ganter” and “reasonalble” means. ahahahahaha

    Jay-Z = best rapper alive imo. >=D

  • Skan

    These comments never cease to amaze me. If the topic is Lil Wayne, then everybody talks about how Jay-Z is the best rapper. If the topic is Jay-Z then people are talking about how Biggie is the best. You jealous bitches just love to hate and I love laughing at you.

  • jigga

    yall need to listen to what mr.undisputed the mogul is sayin

  • SHUT UP GAY Z

    WHY THE HELL U EXPOSIN PEOPLE LIKE US THAT DOWNLOAD LEAKED ALBUMS U SELFISH JAY Z

  • BAYBOSSBEEZY

    The albums’s clean as a hooker on the first day….lol….nah my nigga hov is back. got my bootlegg and i think ima cop.

    peace bitch!

  • T.R.E.Y.

    this album officially makes up for any Kingdom Come bullshit.

    still need two tracks though.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Bet you the album was leaked on purpose.
    Tracks will be changed and that.

  • STASH

    For those who want to hear A.G go to hiphopupdate.blogspot.com… its there and trust me its worth buying coz its that damn good nd dnt nobody start with that jay-z dickrider shit coz i appreciate good music and i’m a fan of anything that sounds good

  • THE_TRUTH

    I GOT THE ALBUM THIS MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP I DL IT LMAO.

  • c.lox

    i been supportin jay 4 years–so trust– im downld it but im coppin tha real one too and check 4 tha producers…shout out’s….credits n shit.

    im not seein why folks hatin this nikka tho

    if u was around when he 1st came out like 95/95 like i did–then u understand his hustle–we all do fucked up shit but as far as a rapper/MC he is tha KING

  • mega_tron_201

    most loyal fans like myself own every CD Jay-z has put out…so yeah…….i’ll download his album online to quench my thirst and then buy the album with my best buy gift card >=D

    Jay-Z = best rapper dead or alive imo
    ALSO True Fact….
    don’t hate..look at the facts and numbers, they don’t lie ahahahhaa =]

  • H.O.Holla

    If u aint heard the new “American Gangster”album…..1.You’re retarted 4 not trying 2……2.WTF?…..n 3.He’s back

  • WHITE WIDOW MAKEER

    hov on some pimp shit?/
    naw, just chuavanistic/
    spits simplistic/ if dude killed it/
    i musta missed it/
    tired of hearin bout all ya loot/
    i know ya really a fruit/
    livin in a penthouse w larry johnson/
    dude, put down larry’s johnson/
    and hush ya nonsense/
    aint even gon say kingom was wack/
    nigga blueprint was that/
    u cant see us and not cuz ur vision blurry/
    it’s cuz we dont feel ya in da durdy ya heard me/
    cuz of you, had to suffer thru beanie and ja/
    just admit you’re a weenie and die/
    you dont wanna see weezy anytime/
    so quit all that actin tough noise/
    or end up in duffle bag boy

    • macmanhot

      damn that nigga killed jay z and he aint signed?…. huh tells ya somethin…thats a good look “white widow maker”hot shit fam

  • jlcock

    I just heard all but 2 songs and this nigga is SICK!!!!! IM GETTIN THIS SHIT. NOV 6TH

  • jlcock

    HE GOT ALOT OF NICE JOINTS ON AG BUT THAT SUCCESS…!! THAT SUCCESS IS CRAAAAACK! FUCK!

  • pointgodkg

    the download out right now is jus a teaser….ist off 2 songs are missing then the one u hear arent playing right out………..so, its jus a teaser or a theatrical trailer…………this shit is crack though……gonna cop 10 copies on Nov. 6th……Hovie Home

  • capostatus

    This Nigga fell off for real I heard the leak and its simply garbage. Don’t know what he was thinking collaborating with that country boy Lil Weasel. This N.Y bitch. Dipset for life. Shout out to Jimmy, Juelz, Hell rell, J.R and the King himself Killa Cam. Watch out for Public Enemy Number 1 haters.

  • DntH8Me

    Laughs as end of Skool Daze plays “WAKE UP ^^^^) Cam hasn’t made hot ish since he took off dudes chain… I’m just saying though?

  • KrooX

    …Jay’s AG album is hot!!! One of the three hottest albums this year!!! Real HipHop’s back, bitches!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/defrostedmixtpesampler Mr.Defrosted
  • Roc Boy

    You capostatus, shut yo Jimmy J, wanna be ass up. It’s obvious you don’t know shit bout. The album sick,and anyone that knows the dope game and knows that era, you know what it is. dude took it back and owns NY. I got some “Where’s Cam’Ron” T-Shirts for sale and some Dipset floor mats to wipe you feet on. Shouts out to Tapemaster’s Inc for putting that AG mixtape out. AND I DON’T NEED NO HOOK FOR THIS SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIT! The day that Dipshit can sell out the Garden in a day, is the day I start rappin, not gonna happen.

    The movie out cold too! Denzel for Oscar!

  • A simple dream824

    I dont know how many of yall seen the movie but if the cd is anything like the movie that muthafucka is an instant CLASSIC!! Denzel gonna get another oscar & a whole next gen. of niggas gone be wanting to move that Blue Magic no product infringement intended

  • http://www.xclusivetrax.com real talk

    any real fan of hip hop will cop a jay-z album no matter what….but if it’s available online, why not listen….the direction and the content are incredible….it feels like blueprint….the corporate thuggin on Kingdom Come had an audience but this new music is much more universal…see the music industry should take notice…how many people above said they’d cop the real album even after they dl the leaked version…if you put out good music, you can still move major units….the new XXL Jay-z article is fire….the EW and Jay-z interviews are always legendary….we need them more often….I do have to fact check Jay-z in ther article…he said he only released two videos for Kingdom Come and then he shut the album down…actually he released 3 videos (Show Me What You Got, Minority Report and Lost Ones)….sorry I couldn’t help myself….

    http://www.xclusivetrax.com

  • texasnewyorker

    joe camel suxxx dixxx(no homo)with them big lips you pretty hoe get ya wet wipes!

  • Franchise

    Album is hot..
    Heard it like 10 times now.. Mising 2 tracks.
    as it stands its 4.5/5 for me atm… The two missing tracks can up it .5 or drop it .5 we’ll see.

    the GOAT is back.

  • kcoddett

    FYI, in case y’all were wondering the black rhinestone jacket with the skull that Jay was wearing on Storytellers is this new brand called Save Your Vanity. Myspace it. That jacket was dope!

  • kcoddett

    FYI, in case y’all were wondering the rhinestone jacket with the skull that Jay was wearing on Storytellers is this new brand called Save Your Vanity. Myspace it. That jacket was dope!

  • MONK

    i hate when dumb fucks start talking shit they know nothing about..first off..big jay-z and busta went to westinghouse H.S in BK…how do i know? cause i went there too..Jay- and BiG were close and the only niggaz that will try to dispute that shit is the haters..before BIG died Him and Jay was forming a group called the commisssion..charlie baltimore was in it.if you look at bigs last interview he told Joe clair Jigga was that nigga..so shut the fuck up wiht the Bullshit,if big was alive he wouldnt have nutin to do with Jay..if Big was alive he would see to fucking megasatrs takin over, thats what the fuck you would see..Hov continues to pay homage to the big homie cause he can.fucking haters..do your thing hov

  • MONK

    I just got that CAM-RUN AND JEENY JONES ALBUMS..JOINT IS DOO-DOO..THANK GO FOR HOVIE