Rapper JAY-Z was so inspired by Ridley Scott's upcoming movie AMERICAN GANGSTER, he has dedicated his next album to the director.
The hip-hop star even stole the name of the film - which stars Denzel Washington - for his LP, also called American Gangster
He says, "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."
The album will be released on 6 November four days after the movie (02Nov07).