With the album release date coming up around the corner, tracks from Jay-Z's 'American Gangster' have been streaming down the line. Apart from first single 'Blue Magic', several other tracks appear in snippet of the whole album.
Among the known tracks in the album are a Lil Wayne featuring song called 'Hello Brooklyn 2.0' and a collaboration with once rival Nas titled 'Success'. Others would be 'Pray' and 'No Hook'. Marvin Gaye's voice is now sampled in the track 'American Dreamin''.
"That whole thing came through them. It's more of a great record than a lyrical slugfest," Jay told MTV.com. "It's more a creative, great record than two guys spitting. 'Success' is more of what people wanna look at when you judge that type of (collaborative) stuff. It's me and Nas going at it."
Wayne revealed that 'Hello Brooklyn 2.0' was actually made for his upcoming album 'Tha Carter III' which is due December 18. Therefore, it was pretty much a half-done material that was given up to Jay-Z out of "utmost respect".
Meanwhile, Jay-Z's girlfriend Beyonce Knowles also shares a bit of personal opinion on the overall of 'American Gangster'. She said, "His album is incredible. I will definitely have that in my iPod. It's the best I've ever heard from him, so I'm really happy."
'American Gangster' is due November 6, the same day he will begin the short supporting tour. View the schedule here and expect the full-fledged one in next summer.
Snippet of 'American Gangster':