SAY WORD! | JAY-Z SET TO DROP NEW CD IN NOVEMBER IN CONJUNCTION WITH FILM AMERICAN GANGSTER
By Led Black
If you haven’t heard…fresh on the heels of the Kanye West vs. 50 Cent sales battle, Hip-Hop impresario Jay-Z is kicking off the media blitz early by announcing the expected release of his next album in November. Jay-Z was so inspired by an early screening of the soon to be released film American Gangster starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe that he immediately went into the studio and has almost completed his new album which will drop as a companion piece to the long awaited flick. The RZA, T.I. and common also have supporting roles in the movie. The motion picture tells the story of Frank Lucas, played by powerhouse Denzel Washington, and his rise to become one of the most notorious drug dealers in New York City History. In fact it was Denzel who lobbied to have Jay-Z enlisted as part of the soundtrack even though Jay-Z does not have a role in the film. The buzz has begun and pretty soon it will become deafening. It’s the ROC – Holla!!!