American Gangster is JAY-Z’s tenth studio album, and it turns 10 years old today.
It was a conceptual album that was inspired by the film of the same name. The album spawned hits like “I Know”, “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)”, and “Blue Magic”. Guest features include Idris Elba, Lil Wayne, Beanie Sigel, and Nas. The album features production from Diddy, The Neptunes, Just Blaze, and The Hitmen.
American Gangster debuted at number one on Billboard 200, selling 425,861 copies in the first week. This album tied JAY-Z with Elvis Presley for second most number one albums. It was a commercial success, and viewed as a good follow-up from Hov’s 2006 album Kingdom Come.
What was your favorite song from the album?