American Gangster differs in important ways from its antecedents, including both Blaxploitation films like Black Caesar as well as the hood films of the 1990s.
The assigned songs trace the importance of the drug trade in the music of Atlanta-based artists from the 1990s through today.
- American Gangster (Ridley Scott, 2007)
After you enter your SWAN username and password, the film will open in Swank Digital Campus.
- American Gangster trailer (feat. “Heart of the City”)
- Halbfinger and Leeds, For Jay-Z, Inspiration Arrives in a Movie (nytimes.com)
- Lecture Slides: American Gangster
- West Savannah (OutKast 1998)
- Dope Boyz (T.I. 2001)
- White Girl (U.S.D.A. 2007)
- All Gold Everything (Trinidad James 2012)
- American Gangster