Blue Magic

Album: American Gangster (2007)
Charted: 55
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Songfacts®:

  • The album American Gangster was inspired by the movie of the same name starring Denzel Washington as the notorious drug lord Frank Lucas. In this song, Jay-Z raps about his own past as a drug dealer, and how he hustled his way to the top.
  • The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) produced this track. Pharrell also sings the hook, which is taken from En Vouge's "Hold On." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    robert - kansas city, KS, KS
  • "Blue Magic" is a potent form of heroin that Lucas sold. At the end of the video, directed by Hype Williams, there is a clip from American Gangster where Denzel Washington (as Frank Lucas), explains that he turned "Blue Magic" into a brand name. Jay-Z is big on this kind of marketing, as he created an empire based on various brands he created.

Comments: 1

  • Randy from Trenton, NjIn the song Jay-Z states the following.
    It's '87 state of mind that I'm in (mind that I'm in)
    In my prime, so for that time, I'm Rakim (I'm Rakim)
    A shout out to Rakim a rapper that popularized the stle known as internal rhymeing. that know is considered a rap standard. i have never actually listen but have wikied him and is shouted out by many rappers and is considered one of the lyrically best.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakim
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