Posts Tagged ‘american gangster’

Jay-Z to Release A Capella version “American Gangster”

November 20, 2007


Here we go again… In a brilliant marketing move about 4 years ago Hov dropped the A Capella to The Black Album and increased the album’s longevity about an extra year and a half.  Once again remixers all over the globe will be able to translate Jay-Z’s brilliant lyrics onto beats that communicate with people from their hood.  Plus people will actually listen to the lyrics.

The album will be released on his and another notable street legend, A’s, birthday, December 4th.  I’ll remix one for you buddy…



Man Accused of JMJ Murder releases a new documentary “From Queens Come KINGS!”

November 17, 2007
Vodpod videos no longer available.

“This is a story of how NY’s most underrated Borough set the tone for National drug policy while changing the face of Pop Cultre.. From Queens Come Kings”

“I’m Sorry man but South Jamaica [Queens] created TNT[Tactical Nartcoctics Team].. Im real sorry for that.. I thought they were going to disband that after they caught them.”

“The Edwards Burns murder was the end of the Crack Era as we know it” – Ed Lover

Curtis Scoon, the man who some people have implicated in the murder of Jam Master Jay (he claims innocence and he has never been charged) has released “From Queens come Kings” a documentary about 80’s New York, Queens Drug King Fat Cat and the events that surrounded the Edward Burns murder.
This looks kinda hot. Let’s see if its objective…


American Gangster Facts – Get Them Straight

November 14, 2007

 Click Here for more info Frank Lucas didn’t just snitch on the dirty cops? Richie Roberts was not responsible for making the arrest on Frank Lucas? Bumpy Johnson didn’t die in Frank Lucas’ arms? Richie Roberts never even had children?WTF?My only question is, did Richie Roberts really turn in $1,000,000 of unmarked cash? If so then that deserves a WTF?MTV news has scoured the many publications that have covered this movie and consolidated many of the facts for us. (more…)

More Video of Jay-Z Concert @ Hammerstein

November 14, 2007

These two videos are pretty comprehensive and the audio/video quality is much better. Peep the second video below.


Bumpy Johnson’s Widow calls Frank Lucas a Liar and Prepares to Release a New Book

November 13, 2007

More Info Here 

“Frank wasn’t nothing but a flunky, and one that Bumpy never did really trust,” Johnson said. “Bumpy would let Frank drive him around, but you’d better believe that he was never in any important meetings or anything. He would say, you can trust a thief quicker than a liar, because a thief steals money because he needs money, but a liar lies for the hell of it!””Junie Byrd’s gone, Nat Pettigrew’s gone, Sonny Chance is gone, and Finley Hoskin’s gone. Frank would never have said any garbage like that if one of them were alive, because he’d know they’d come after him,” said Johnson. “I bet he thought I was gone, too, but I’m not. I’m 93, and I don’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia…Frank Lucas is a damn liar and I want the world to know it.”~Mayme Johnson

Harlem Godfather: The Rap on My Husband, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson is scheduled to hit stores in February 2008. For more information check out

Jay-Z Speaks on the Real Frank Lucas, Foxy, 50

November 3, 2007

“I don’t think many people knew who he was. You know, but he did it [hustled] correctly. He did it all the way correctly. The only thing he didn’t do was leave. Cause when you get that much money there’s no hiding it. When the guy selling you the stuff is like, “Yo chill out, you gotta leave.” You gotta leave man. You gotta break out. C’mon man, now you’re being bad. That’s gluttony. God is going to punish you at this point. Right? 50 million in 1970? That’s great. 100 million in ‘70? That a little over doing it. $250 million? That’s like $2 billion or something back then. What’s wrong with him? What was he trying to do? What was the goal? What was the cut off point for him? He’s at 250! I would love to ask him that question. I’m going to ask him at the premiere.”

Read the rest of the interview here

Diddy on Producing American Gangster

October 31, 2007 has another good interview to offer. Here are some words from Diddy about his role in recording tracks for “American Gangster”, the status of the real producers of the records, his “Hitmen”.

“To be honest the hardest album to come from a New York rapper, I produced it. Nobody can ever take that shit away from me. And now being on this American Gangster, I’m humbled by it and I’m going to let the work of it speak for itself. But you know, be clear that it’s like riding a bike.”

Read the entire interview here.


American Gangster… I… I… I… I Got It!

October 26, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen boys and girls American Gangster has arrived… well not in stores yet but to a select few persons it has arrived, myself being one of them. I am listening to it on repeat for the next few hours while I travel back to NYC and I will post my full review later today so stay tuned to Digital Streets.. and tell a friend to tell a friend. Don’t believe me? I will post my favorite song off the album later as well. We cannot post the entire thing. We must respect the God and his hustle.

Also keep an eye out for VH1 Story Tellers: Jay-Z Life of an American Gangster
Premieres Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 PM

This is a private and intimate performance yesterday from Hov for a select few fans at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, NY. There was a full 12 piece band and Hov performed 8 songs of the new album. Peep it.