Entertainment Weekly had a chance to hear Jay-Z’s concept album American Gangster (Nov. 6) last Friday. According to them, the album sounds like a “Jay-Z fan’s dream come true.” Some interesting notes:
â€¢ Diddy (!!!) produced several tracks on the album including “Pray and “No Hook.”
â€¢ Jermaine Dupri did two cuts (“When the Money’s Gone” and “Fallen”).
â€¢ Beanie Sigel (“Ignorant Shit”) and Bilal (“Fallen”) are guests on the album.
â€¢ DJ Toomp (“Say Hello to the Bad Guy”) and No I.D. (“Success”) contributed a couple songs.
â€¢ “Blue Magic” may appear as an unlisted bonus track.
â€¢ Jay is still considering including a song that samples Marvin Gaye.
Check out the track-by-track preview here.