Roc-A-Fella Looks Toward Benefit, Movie
Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label compatriots have both a Thanksgiving charity concert and an upcoming movie on their plate. The Jay-Z Thanksgiving Give Back Concerts will take place Nov. 23 at New YorkJay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella label compatriots have both a Thanksgiving charity concert and an upcoming movie on their plate. The Jay-Z Thanksgiving Give Back Concerts will take place Nov. 23 at New York's famed Apollo Theatre, with an early show at 7 p.m. and a late show at 11. The two all-ages performances will feature Jay-Z along with labelmates such as Beanie Sigel and Freeway, and will benefit Team Roc, a charity organization affiliated with the New York Mission Society that creates basketball leagues for at-risk youths.
Meanwhile, the Roc-A-Fella family will step onto the silver screen in early 2002 with "State Property," a Lion's Gate/Roc-A-Fella movie starring Sigel, Jay-Z, and Damon Dash. Sigel plays lead character Beans, who steers a group of friends into becoming a gang empire.
The movie will be accompanied by a Roc-A-Fella EP, also titled "State Property," which is due for simultaneous release. The set, executive-produced by Dash and Jay-Z with Kareem "Biggs" Burke, will feature six tracks by the likes of Freeway, Sigel, Oschino and Sparks, Rell and Chris, and Neef of the YG's. Freeway and Sigel's "Rock the Mic" has been chosen as the first single.
Jay-Z's latest album, "The Blueprint," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in late September, and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. sales of more than 1 million copies.
Here is the track list for "State Property":
"Rock the Mic" featuring Freeway, Beanie Sigel (produced by Just Blaze)
"International Hustler" featuring Freeway, Rell (produced by DR Period)
"Sun Don't Shine" featuring Freeway, Chris and Neef (produced by Nard)
"Don't Realize" featuring Beanie Sigel, Rell (produced by Just Blaze)
"Hood I Know" featuring Oschino, Beanie Sigel, Sparks, Freeway (produced by Nard)
"Trouble Man" featuring Sparks, Oschino (produced by Tt)