I just saw the new movie staring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe that came out last friday, American Gangster. If you haven't seen the new movie American Gangster yet, you should. And if for no other reason, you should check it out because it's based on an accurate and true story. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lucas_(drug_lord). Now that's some real American history.
Just to fair warn you there are some pretty graphic scenes and a considerable amount of nudity(it is an R rated movie after all), but it portrays the story the way it actually happened, just check out the sources on wikipedia. Well then, you have two choices. Go check it out, or listen to everyone else talk about how awesome it was. Go watch it already :P