Jay-Z releases tenth studio album "American Gangster"

American Gangster is the tenth studio album by American hip hop rapper Jay-Z, released November 6, 2007 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States.

American Gangster is Jay-Z's first concept album, which was inspired by the film of the same name. The album features production from Diddy & The Hitmen, Just Blaze, and The Neptunes, among others. Guest appearances include Beanie Sigel, Lil Wayne, Pharrell and Nas. Jay-Z released an a cappella version of the album on the date of his 38th birthday, December 4, 2007.

Music critics praised American Gangster, and noted that Jay-Z was trying more "complex lyrics". The album was released to moderate commercial success, despite being pulled from the iTunes Store, selling 425,861 copies in its first week and debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, tying Elvis Presley for the second most number one albums and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album received universal acclaim from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 82/100 from Metacritic. Rolling Stone magazine named American Gangster the third best album of 2007. The album has sold over 2 million copies as of 2009.

1. "Intro" (by Idris Elba) 2:01
2. "Pray" 4:24
3. "American Dreamin'" 4:47
4. "Hello Brooklyn 2.0" (feat. Lil Wayne) 3:56
5. "No Hook" 3:14
6. "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." 4:12
7. "Sweet" 3:26
8. "I Know" 3:42
9. "Party Life" 4:29
10. "Ignorant Shit" (feat. Beanie Sigel) 3:41
11. "Say Hello" 5:26
12. "Success" (feat. Nas) 3:30
13. "Fallin'" 4:01
14. "Blue Magic" (feat. Pharrell) 4:10
15. "American Gangster" 3:41