Here goes some of the cover art for Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint 3” album set to drop on 9/11/2009. For those who are unaware 9/11/2001 was the release date of Jay-Z’s “The Blueprint” (a classic). UPDATE: TRACKLIST ADDED
If you know Hov’s album style you knew that “The Blueprint 3” was a lock to drop at some point after he released a “The Blueprint 2:
The Gift & The Curse.” And I quote…
In My Lifetime ___ go do your research, same time as my ___ THAT WAS ME FIRST.
Now I don’t know if Jay was the true pioneer of the three chapter album series but since the releases of Vol.1 -3 (In My Lifetime, Hard Knock Life, & The Life and Times of S. Carter) many rappers have mimicked the structure as a way to create an identity for their music. But, truth be told…coming from a die-hard Jay-Z fan, this is not the same rapper from years past; I highly doubt that he’s fallen off lyrically…more like he’s risen so high from the Marcy Projects that the edge he once had has gone down. I think this album could be the Return of the King, featuring the vintage “Jay Hova” from Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. Whether or not Hov will sell isn’t a question, its a guarantee!
Tracks to be featured on “The Blueprint 3” are as follows.
1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.) (Listen Here)
3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)
4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)
5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West) (Listen Here)
6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)
7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)
8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)
9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)
10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)
12. Forever Young Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)