· Click Here to Download Image JAY-Z Nation will premiere on November 5th at 5 pm ET. The launch of JAY-Z Nation coincides with the release of American Gangster, JAY-Z''s new album in stores on November 6th. The channel will feature music from American Gangster as well as other JAY-Z songs and will include personal introductions by the artist himself. JAY-Z will also play some of his other favorite Hip Hop artists and discuss what each means to him.
JAY-Z Nation will also air a special live concert playback from JAY-Z forthcoming performance at the House of Blues in Chicago as well as special editions of Street Certified, DJ Green Lantern: The Invasion, and The Nation''s Top 20 Hip Hop Countdown hosted by JAY-Z.
"JAY-Z is one of the preeminent creative forces in the music industry. Over the last decade, he has truly changed the face of hip-hop and music culture," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports. "We are excited to have him take over our airwaves and provide our listeners with this unique and exclusive experience."
American Gangster, JAY-Z''s tenth studio album, is inspired by the film with the same title based on the life of drug kingpin Frank Lucas. After screening the film, JAY-Z was inspired to create, American Gangster, his first ''conceptual album'' depicting the birth, rise and fall of a hustler.
JAY-Z Nation continues SIRIUS'' tradition of creating exclusive artist branded channels dedicated to iconic figures at the top of their game. Recent exclusive channels launched on SIRIUS include Grateful Dead Channel, E Street Radio, and Garth Brooks Radio among many others.
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NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI - News) today announced that cultural icon and industry mogul JAY-Z will take over SIRIUS'' Hip-Hop Nation channel 40 for one week.