Listen to Jay Z, “The Black Gangster” (Unreleased Version)
DJ Absolut is currently on week 15 of his Mixtape Mondays series and unearthed a real gem for his latest entry. DJ Absolut took this previously unreleased version of Jay Z's "The Black Gangster" and shared it with the world.
The song is also known by the title "This Life Forever" and was featured on the 1999 Black Gangster soundtrack and Jay Z's 2003 mixtape S. Carter Collection. A version of the song first appeared on a 1997 Roc-A-Fella promotional tape released a few months before Jay Z's album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 dropped.
While Jay Electronica hinted that Jay Z may have some new music in the works, this rare track uncovered by DJ Absolut might end up being the only "new" Jay Z song released in 2015. Regardless, this alternate version of "The Black Gangster" is a must-have for diehard Hov fans to add to their libraries and playlists.