Jay-Z Previews American Gangster Music in Brooklyn

Jay-Z previwed tracks from his upcoming American Gangster album at a VH1 Storytellers lot in Brooklyn, according to the AP.

On a studio lot for VH1’s ”Storytellers” series, Jay-Z, along with a full band, performed several tracks from the album inspired by the upcoming Denzel WashingtonRussell Crowe flick.

”American Gangster,” in theaters Nov. 2, chronicles the rise and fall of notorious Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas. Jay-Z said watching the film made him reflect on his own drug-slinging days and the dangers of that lifestyle.

”I was watching the movie and I was pulling emotions from the film,” the 37-year-old rapper told the crowd, which included girlfriend Beyonce, on Wednesday night.