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Circa 1988, Michael Jackson released the musical film Moonwalker, an experimental anthology of some of his music taken from the album Bad. 10 years later, Jigga came with his own version of an anthology. A medley of songs from his first 2 opuses: 1996’s Reasonable Doubt and 1997’s In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

 It wasn’t an Academy Awards winning effort, but a 60 minute film strictly for the fans, born from the creative minds of our Rock-A-Fella trio: Damon “Dame” Dash, Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter himself.

Thank you Abdul Malik Abbott for directing a delightful dramatized autobiographical tale of Jay-z’s life in the streets of Brooklyn, combined with a perfect narrative structure. I’ve still got my VHS copy of Streets is Watching, one of my most prized pieces of Hip Hop artifacts. 

“Cough up a lung, where I’m from, Marcy son, ain’t nothing nice”

  • Acting 50% 50%
  • Directing 70% 70%
  • Writing / Screenplay 70% 70%
  • Cinematography 75% 75%
  • Set / Sound Design 80% 80%


Shin Kuro Gaijin
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