Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

Jay-Z: Change the Game

Michael A. Gonzales, Stop Smiling, Winter 2007

FROM CINEMATIC outlaws Vito Corleone (The Godfather) and Priest (Super Fly) to real life dons like John Gotti and Nicky Barnes, the mythology of gangsterism has always been a part of New York City culture. Outside of Chicago, another locale that takes their bad boys seriously, New York has historically been the multiracial breeding ground for tough guys.

Total word count of piece: 3963

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: