Jay Z is making a new record based on an upcoming film.
The concept album was inspired by the forthcoming flick featuring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe film American Gangster that depicts the life of Frank Lucas, a real life drug kingpin in the 1970s. Jay said:
“It was like I was watching the film, and putting it on pause, and giving a back story to the story…Watching that film, it brought back all these memories … It took me back to those emotions.”
You can check out the first single from it, Blue Magic, which is produced by Pharrell by clicking here.