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State Property

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Directed by Abdul Malik Abbott
Produced by Damon Dash
Phyllis Cedar
Written by Abdul Malik Abbott
Ernest "Tron" Anderson
Starring Beanie Sigel
Jay Z
Damon Dash
Memphis Bleek
Omillio Sparks
Music by Abdul Malik Abbott
Evan Eder
Gregory Darryl Smith
Cinematography David Daniel
Editing by Paul Frank
Tim French
Justine Harari
Distributed by Lions Gate Films
Release date(s) August 2, 2001 (première)
January 18, 2002 (limited release)
February 8, 2002 (wide release)
Running time 88 min.
Language English
Followed by State Property 2

State Property is a 2002 American crime film starring Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Memphis Bleek and Damon Dash. Rapper Jay-Z appears in a cameo role. It was produced by Roc-A-Fella Films and distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment. Abdul Malik Abbott directed the film and co-wrote its screenplay with Ernest "Tron" Anderson. The film was loosley based on Aaron Jones and the JBM in Philadelphia's drug trade from the late eighties to early nineties.



Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the city, creating mayhem as their empire builds. Beans now struggles to maintain his family life while bumping heads with opposing gangsters and police. It all comes to a head when he cannot surpass the city's most notorious crew, run by Untouchable J (Jay-Z) and Dame (Dash). The moves Beans and the ABM decide to make come with severe consequences.



  • Also Known As: Get Down or Lay Down
  • Production Status: Released
  • Genres: Drama and Crime/Gangster
  • Running Time: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Release Date: January 18, 2002 Limited
  • MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and sexuality, explicit language, and drug content.
  • Distributors: Lionsgate
  • Production Co.: Roc-A-Fella Records
  • U.S. Box Office: $2,106,838
  • Filming Locations: Paterson,New Jersey USA
    Philadelphia, USA
  • Produced in: United States

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