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Jeezy pays homage to iconic drug kingpin Frank Lucas in his latest “Almighty Black Dollar” video.

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Manny Wilson, Founder of The Run USA.

Comparison of Jeezy and Frank Lucas at Madison Square Garden before the fight of the century in 1971.

How did Jeezy acknowledge Frank Lucas?

Frank Lucas was fairly low-key as he sat on the throne of New York. This was until he decided to wear a $125,000 chinchilla coat and a $60,000 hat to the boxing matchup of the century, the Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier championship fight in 1971.

Notice how Jeezy is wearing the same exact type of Chinchilla coat and hat in his latest video. The setting of the video also revolved around a boxing match much like the Ali and Frazier fight in 1971. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLCYlAj9rkI .

Jeezy is not the first artist to pay homage to the iconic kingpin Frank Lucas. Many artist that came from drug trafficking have referenced Frank Lucas on multiple occasions.

Jay-Z's American Gangster album was released on Nov. 6, 2007. The biopic of Frank Lucas "American Gangster " was also released in 2007.

Multi-platinum recording artist, Jay-Z, recorded an entire album named after the Frank Lucas biopic, “American Gangster”. Jay-Z also included the debonair song titled “blue magic” which was the same name Frank Lucas used to brand his heroin.

More about Frank Lucas…

Frank Lucas is one of the most legendary drug kingpins in American History. The iconic figure was most known for developing a direct pipeline from New York to Southeast Asia to transport heroin in the early 1970s. This pipeline allowed him to acquire large amounts of heroin at a cheaper price compared to other Mafia sources. It was said that Frank Lucas would earn about $1 million per day in profits from moving his “Blue Magic” heroin. To see the full story of Frank Lucas, check out the biopic called American Gangster starring Denzel Washington.

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