An actor from hip-hop star Jay-Z's 1998 movie STREETS IS WATCHING is suing Roc-A-Fella Records and Island Def Jam Music Group, claiming he was never paid for the job.

MALCOLM CRENSHAW, who appeared in four scenes in the autobiographical movie, has filed a $1 million (GBP550,000) lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court against both the record companies and Universal Music + Video Distribution, reports music site AllHipHop.com.

Streets Is Watching chronicles Jay-Z's life in Brooklyn, New York City, and his rise to stardom.

The rapper co-wrote the movie with record label executive Damon Dash and screenwriter ABDUL MALIK ABBOTT.