Monday, November 5, 2007


Rapper Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter is taking over the airwaves - he's turning DJ for hip-hop station Sirius Satellite Radio. The 99 Problems star will play host on the station's Hip-Hop Nation channel on channel 40- which will be suitably renamed Jay-Z Nation - for one week starting on Monday, November 5, 2007. The channel will feature music from the American Gangster movie, Jay-Z new album American Gangster as well as those of his favorite hip-hop artists. During the week, the radio will also air a live concert playback from Jay-Z’s upcoming concert at the House of Blues in Chicago and a host a Top 20 Hip Hop Countdown.

Chief executive of Sirius, Scott Greenstein, says, "Jay-Z is one of the pre-eminent creative forces in the music industry. Over the last decade, he has truly changed the face of hip-hop and music culture. We are excited to have him take over our airwarves and provide our listeners with this unique and exclusive experience."

Jay-Z's latest album, American Gangster, will be released Tuesday. The CD takes its title and inspiration from the new movie/biopic co-starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe about Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas. Lucas achieved notoriety and fortune as a heroin dealer in Harlem before he was arrested and eventually brought down. The film hit theaters on Friday November 2nd and was the number one film in America. The movie took in approximately $46.3 million, beating out Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie, which earned $39.1 million.


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