Jay-Z Speaks on his Favorite Album

September 7, 2009

In the interview below, Jay-Z talks with Rhapsody about one his favorite albums of all time, Michael Jackson’s off the Wall. Hov explains that the album is one of his favorites because it transcends time and genres, allowing people of all races, cultures and ages to enjoy it. Personally, I wouldn’t have guessed it would be Off the Wall, but I will agree with Hov that it is one of the best albums ever, easily in my top ten.

Also, after the break, Jay talks with the Daily Noise about Blueprint 3about the progression of hisBlueprint albums, D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) and more.

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Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3” Has Been Bumped to the 8th

September 7, 2009

And just in case you missed the news, it seems as if Jay-Z’s upcoming album, Blueprint 3, has been pushed up on its release date, from the 11th to tomorrow, the 8th. My guess it has a lot to do with the album leaking, but that has not been confirmed as of yet. Nonetheless, do not go out this Friday looking to be one of the first to buy a copy because it comes out tomorrow.

Jay-Z

The change in release date is most likely directly related to the early leak of Jay-Z’s album which leaked in its entirety last week, a full two weeks before the album was set to grace shelves.  The September 11th date was an important date to the RocNation founder, Jay-Z; the very first “Blueprint” release was released September 11th, 2001,a date shared with the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers plagued the country.


Jay-Z’s BP3 Tour Dates

September 5, 2009

Like I have said before, if you cannot make it to Jay-Z’s upcoming September 11th, “Answer the Call” show at Madison Square Garden, then you may still be in luck. As expected, Jay will be making some tour stops in accordance to his upcoming Blueprint 3 album, which will make his fans quite happy. Looks like I will make heading to the November 12th show a priority.

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You can check out the complete list of tour dates after the break.

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Video: Jay-Z on His Next Album

September 3, 2009

In the clip below, Jay-Z looks toward his next album, stating that it will not be a number one album, stating that he is going to make “the most experimental album” of his career to date.

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Courtesy of MTV:

Blueprint 3 hasn’t even hit stores yet, and Jay-Z told us he’s already working on his next album, which will be his most eclectic piece ever.

“I’ve always said I believe in good music and bad music. … I like music. The second Blueprint, the reason it was all over the place is because I like music so much. You have tracks with Lenny Kravitz then Sean Paul. Dr. Dre. It’s all over the place because of my taste in music. I like music.”

“My next album, which I’m working on now — that’s exclusive, no one knows that — is gonna be the album that really … it’s not gonna be a #1 album. That’s where I’m at right now. I wanna make the most experimental album I ever made. But let’s not deal with that now; I want to deal with The Blueprint 3.”


Jay-Z x Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

September 3, 2009

One of the more anticipated songs from Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3, Empire State of Mind, features one of the industry’s greatest voices, Alicia Keys. The record features the dynamic vocals of Alicia Keys, complimented with some choice words on life perspectives from Jay himself. Some of his best collaborative work to date with vocalists, in my opinion. Link below, but get it fast because it will be gone sooner than later.

Jay-Z x Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Oh and by the way, you can listen to the entire album, in its entirety, via MTV.

September 11th is the date to go purchase the album. Support the God MC, Hov.


Video: Jay-Z x Madison Square Garden x “Answer the Call”

September 3, 2009

In case you cannot make it to Madison Square Garden on September 11th, you can check out the epic concert via FuseTV.

Jay-Z is asking you to “Answer The Call”. Fuse presents Jay-Z live and commercial free from Madison Square Garden on September 11th at 9pm|8c. For more information go to Fuse.


Video: Jay-Z Speaks on the Leaking of BP3

September 1, 2009

And we finally get a word from BK’s finest, Jay-Z, about the recent leak of his upcoming album, Blueprint 3. Jay states, “Whether Timbaland or his camp got their email jacked, cuz it was only his songs. The whole thing is going to leak pretty soon.” Tim Kash interrupts, “Actually it happened,” as the press conference was going on. Jay then states, “I’ve learned to look at it as a great thing.”

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Courtesy of MTV:

It was only a matter of time. Last week a number of tracks from Jay-Z’s upcoming The Blueprint 3 leaked online, including his collaboration with Rookie of the Year Drake on “Off That.” Now, Hov has to deal with his entire album being on the Web: The Blueprint 3 popped up on blogs this morning around the time Jay-Z appeared at a press conference announcing his 9/11 tribute concert.

“I may be the most bootlegged artist in history,” he told MTV News shortly after his album leaked. “It’s a preview. I’m excited for people to hear the album. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done, so enjoy it.”

Jay kept it cool despite his material leaking out 10 days before the official release day. The iconic MC, though, had reason to relax: He has his own indicator to let him know whether reactions to his music are good or bad.

“My pager is actually ringing right now, so people are probably calling me and telling me they pretty much like it,” he explained. “I can tell by the way my pager rings if a song is good or not. It’s really going crazy right now.”