The 1998 film "Streets Is Watching," which chronicles rapper Jay-Z's background and rise to prominence, will be released Oct. 5 on DVD by Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam.

The 1998 film "Streets Is Watching," which chronicles rapper Jay-Z's background and rise to prominence, will be released Oct. 5 on DVD by Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The film will feature a new score plus what the label describes as "lost video footage."

"Streets Is Watching" finds Jay-Z touring neighborhoods with Roc-A-Fella colleagues Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke, as well as introducing future stars such as Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel. Other artists appearing in the film include the late Notorious B.I.G., DJ Clue and Sauce Money.

The DVD will also feature the film soundtrack, which sports appearances from Rell, Ja Rule, DMX, DJ Clue, Noreaga and M.O.P., among others. The album peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart upon its original May 1998 release.

As previously reported, Jay-Z will kick off the Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly Sept. 30 in Chicago.

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