JAY-Z Releases His 10th Solo Album AMERICAN GANGSTER

Tuesday, November 6th, JAY-Z will release his 10th studio album. Already receiving rave reviews, AMERICAN GANGSTER, is JAY-Z’s first conceptual work of art. Separate from the official motion picture soundtrack, this collection of all-new original material is a musical journey and lyrical interpretation of snapshots from the motion picture American Gangster.

The album will not be sold on iTunes to respect JAY-Z’s creative vision of AMERICAN GANGSTER being experienced as a complete story. “As movies are not sold scene by scene, this collection will not be sold as individual singles,” stated JAY-Z. The album is available in its entirety in traditional retail stores as well as at rocafella.com, Amazon.com and rhapsody.com.

In support of the AMERICAN GANGSTER album, JAY-Z will embark on an up close and personal 5 city tour. Each city sold out in less than a minute, Philadelphia in 30 seconds, Los Angeles in 11 seconds and Chicago in 8 seconds. The intimate performances will feature songs from the new collection.

JAY-Z Nation, launching on November 5th at 5pm (EST) will air a special live concert playback from the forthcoming performance at the House of Blues in Chicago (11/7) as well as special editions of Street Certified, DJ Green Lantern: The Invasion, and The Nation’s Top 20 Hip Hop Countdown hosted by JAY-Z.

The channel will feature music from American Gangster as well as other JAY-Z songs and will include personal introductions by the artist himself. JAY-Z will also play some of his other favorite Hip Hop artists and discuss what each means to him.

Fans will be able to hear the story behind AMERICAN GANGSTER when a special edition of VH1’s “Storytellers” airs on Thursday, November 8th. In a rare and intimate performance, JAY-Z performs and shares the inspirations behind each of the songs, which serve as scenes from this cautionary tale.

Also, this week, JAY-Z will debut the video for “Roc Boys,” his newest visual component of the AMERICAN GANGSTER tale. This video will be an excerpt from the AMERICAN GANGSTER film currently being filmed.

Author: James McQuiston

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