American Gangster

Jay-Z - American Gangster
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2007 Ratings: #32 / 669
Year End Rank: #28
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Based on 212 ratings
2007 Ratings: #113
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November 6, 2007 / Release Date
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LeftTwix
90
Not every Jay-Z album has something interesting to offer, and looking at his 10+ album discography, not many of those records are truly fantastic. While Jay-Z is one of the most influential rappers of all time, that certainly doesn't mean he makes some of the best music of all time. However, there are moments when Jay-Z shows true talent and effort with some of his greatest releases, and it is through American Gangster he demonstrates his most consistent set of tracks to date.

Ever since The ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
89
Don't everybody like the smell of gasoline?
PreeMo
73
Fans claim that this is underrated, yet it never really builds steam until the last third...

...kinda lame, but fits the feelings I have for the gangster cult: not bad, but kinda lame...
exception
67
boring. got old too quick and there were no standout songs. the concept of the LP was gimmicky and the songs didnt even have much to do with it.
HHGA
80
American Gangster signified a definitive return to form for Jay-Z after the disappointing 2006 album Kingdom Come. According to Jay-Z himself, almost every song on American Gangster is based on a specific scene from the Ridley Scott film about the life of former drug kingpin Frank Lucas (played by a formidable-as-always Denzel Washington).

American Gangster feels like a more mature version of Jay-Z’s classic debut Reasonable Doubt and is one of Jay-Z’s better albums without a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Pray
  3. American Dreamin'
  4. Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (feat. Lil Wayne)
  5. No Hook
  6. Roc Boys (And the Winner Is... )
  7. Sweet
  8. I Know
  9. Party Life
  10. Ignorant Sh*t (feat. Beanie Sigel)
  11. Say Hello
  12. Success (feat. Nas)
  13. Fallin'
  14. Blue Magic
  15. American Gangster
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