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Streets Is Watching (1998)

A musical film in which Jay-Z compiles many of his unreleased music videos into a continuous film. The film takes place in Jay-Z's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

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Himself (as Jay-Z)
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Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pain in da Ass ...
Himself
Burt Bazin ...
Thug
Gano Grills ...
Mike
Simeon Oyeyemi ...
Roc Inside man
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Jay-Z's Girl
Rell ...
Himself
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Thug #2
Tiffany Withers ...
Jay-Z's Ex-Girl
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A musical film in which Jay-Z compiles many of his unreleased music videos into a continuous film. The film takes place in Jay-Z's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

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12 May 1998 (USA)  »

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$320,000 (estimated)
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Contains Jay's first two videos, "In My Lifetime" and "I Can't Get Wit That", both released without a major label contract. See more »

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It's Alright
Performed by Jay Z featuring Memphis Bleek
Written by Jay Z (as S. Carter), Damon Dash (as D. Dash), I. Leeper, David Byrne (as D. Byrne,), Brian Eno (as B. Eno), Chris Frantz (as C. Franz), Jerry Harrison (as J. Harrison) and Tina Weymouth (as M. Weymouth)
Produced By Damon Dash & Imsomie Leeper (as Mahogany Beatz) was featured on the Grammy Award winning album Hard Knock life Vol 2.
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No other way to sum it all up...
10 August 2004 | by (Marion, IN) – See all my reviews

This film showed close to how S. Carter, one of the greatest lyricist of all time came up right before he made a name for himself not only in the Streets, but also in the rap game. With the informative videos and nice story lines to go with the videos, Streets is Watching is a great way of understanding what the jiggaman went through on his way to the top. Director Abdul Malik Abbott (State Property), did an excellent job in capturing not only the situations Jay gone through but the different scenes and views of Brooklyn were great. Overall I gave this movie a ten, and would recommend it to even the hardest critique alive. I also can not forget to mention all the nice looking dancers in the film ;).


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