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.

Jay-Z

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 Kid Cudi – “Already Home”

September 3, 2009

Though he is just featured on the hook, Kid Cudi makes his appearance on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 an unforgettable one. Personally, I love the vibe of this track and I think that both, Jay and Cudi, did their thing. Link below.

Jay-Z x Kid Cudi – “Already Home”

How many leaks was that? Ha, ridiculous. Like I said, you can listen to the album via MTV or just support it on September 11th, which I advise.


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.