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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.

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