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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.

Director:

Abdul Malik Abbott
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jay Z ... Himself (as Jay-Z)
Damon Dash ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pain in da Ass Pain in da Ass ... Himself
Burt Bazin Burt Bazin ... Thug
Gano Grills ... Mike
Simeon Oyeyemi Simeon Oyeyemi ... Roc Inside man
Dania Ramirez ... Jay-Z's Girl
Rell Rell ... Himself
Sauce Money Sauce Money ... Himself
Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith ... Himself
Ruben Vidal ... Thug #2
Tiffany Withers 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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home video | hip hop | See All (2) »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

12 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,756,576, 19 October 2004
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Features Jay-Z f/Sauce Money - Face Off (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Celebration
Written by Jay Z (as S. Carter), I. Leeper, T. Gaither, M. Byer, T. McClary, H. Hudson, L. Davis
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No other way to sum it all up...
10 August 2004 | by gsdaanswerSee 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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