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Hov Already Discussing A “New” Album?

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Blueprint 3 drops tomorrow, and despite all of the hatred I’ve been showing towards the album, I can assure you that I will still be making a purchase. Jay-Z is still one of my favorite emcees, despite the fact that Kanye is producing over half of the album. With all of that set aside, we can talk about this video. In the video above, Hov talks about his next album. That’s right, he’s already talking about what’s to come after Blueprint 3. He makes it sound like this one is going to be very experimental, and even goes on to say that it won’t be a #1 album. Bring it on Jigga, I want to hear that shit.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Jay-Z – “Run This Town” feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , on Thursday, August 20, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

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Here’s Jay-Z’s brand new video for the track “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna and Kanye of The Blueprint 3 due out in September. It’s pretty dope. Enjoy!
Spotted on Okayplayer.

Updated Blueprint 3 Tracklist

Posted in Art, Media, Music News, News with tags , , on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

As previously mentioned by my man Tim, the album artwork and tracklisting were released for Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3, due out September 11th. Apparently the initial tracklisting was only a rumor, and not the official tracklist. Above is the official tracklist. It looks like Kanye handles the production on all but 5 of the tracks. Kid Cudi, Kanye, Rihanna, Drake, Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell make the guest spot cuts. Follow me after the jump for a track and producer list.

Also, on a side note, am I the only one that find’s “D.O.A.” a weird topic choice for Jay-Z, especially since one of his best buds, Kanye, uses the autotune quite frequently clearly. Plus Jay has been on tracks that use autotune (“Swagga Like Us” comes to mind). Seems a bit hipocritical. Just a thought I’ve had.

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Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3 (Artwork & Tracklisting)

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , on Monday, August 3, 2009 by Tim Althaus


I have to admit that I love the artwork for Blueprint 3. There is something about it that I just can’t put my finger on. I have to thank the homie Meka for this one over at 2DopeBoyz. I don’t know how I feel about the album as a whole though… It’s mostly produced by Mr. West & No I.D., and it seems as though Kanye’s camp is playing a predominant role in theme of this album. I’m not going to get my hopes up for another Blueprint. Follow me after the jump for the tracklisting. Continue reading

New Jay-Z single – “Run This Town” (feat. Kanye West and Rihanna)

Posted in News with tags , , , on Saturday, July 25, 2009 by Nolan Levenson


This is the new single of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 called “Run This Town”. It features Rihanna and Kanye. The beat is good, but the verses from Jay and Ye are a little weak. Overall the track gets kind of boring, it’s not really a new sound. The album is due out September 11th and I’m hoping it will be great.

Found this one on Okayplayer.

You can download it here.