Streets Is Watching (film)

Streets Is Watching is a musical film in which Jay-Z composes a film with many of his unreleased music videos tied into a storyline. The film takes place in Jay-Z's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The film uses transitional skits between music from Jay-Z's albums Reasonable Doubt and In My Lifetime, Vol. 1.[1] The film is noteworthy because it contains Jay-Z's first two videos, "In My Lifetime" and "I Can't Get Wit That", both released without a major label contract. Each skit is meant to accompany the music it precedes. The same setting or set of the videos are also the same set for the correlating skit.

Streets Is Watching
Streets Is Watching DVD cover.jpg
10th Anniversary DVD cover
Directed byAbdul Malik Abbott
Written byAbdul Malik Abbott
Damon Dash
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
Produced bySchavaria Reeves
CinematographyAbdul Malik Abbott
Henry Adebonojo
Joaquín Baca-Asay
Charles Houston
Edited byAbdul Malik Abbott
Blue Music Productions
CMO Productions
Roc-A-Fella Films
Distributed byPolyGram Video
Universal Pictures
Release date
  • May 12, 1998 (1998-05-12)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


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