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JAY-Z’s ‘American Gangster’ Was Released 10 Years Ago Today

JAY-Z's 'American Gangster' Was Released 10 Years Ago Today

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 […]

The Larry Davis Story: Is This The Solution To Police Brutality?

*This story is a reprint from Feb. 20, 2014 On February 20, 2008, Adam Abdul Hakeem aka Larry Davis, was stabbed to death in Shawangunk State Prison in New York by a fellow inmate after serving 23 years for an illegal weapons charge. Most would say that people die in American prisons daily, so […]

I AM: Lyrics Inspired By Hood Hero Larry Davis

On this date in 1986, a 19 year old Bronx man by the name of Larry Davis was engaged in a shootout with over 25 NYPD officers who came after him in what appeared to be a murderous hit. For those that don’t know what makes this such a unique story is that Davis not […]

The Father Of The Street Documentaries Movement: Troy Reed

Exclusive interview with “The Father of The Street Documentaries Movement” Troy Reed When Troy Reed’s name is brought up, it’s mostly in conjunction with arguably his most well-known production, Game Over. That particular documentary was about the AZ, Rich Porter, and Alpo story. Of course, that story also inspired the hood classic Paid In […]