Jay-Z – Blueprint 3 Artwork


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208 Responses to “Jay-Z – Blueprint 3 Artwork”

  1. Illy Says:

    jay-z explains art work

    “These things are like the forgotten pieces in hip-hop,” Hov explained. “It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, making gimmicks — it’s still about making music. Those things are piled in the corner. These are the forgotten things about music. It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, it’s not about making gimmicks, it’s about music. The three stripes that everybody is asking about is made from the original [number] three. The first three they made on the wall was someone carving. If you look at [the number] 3, all they did was connect lines. The whole thing about this album, how I approached it, is that I wanted to make a new classic to start that all over again — to go back to making classic albums like the ones we grew up listening to.”

  2. Remede Says:

    The three lines as far as symbols can represent many things, but as a historic symbol it is a very strong in Chinese Culture. In the ancient Chinese I-Ching symbols, Qian (the three lines) represents “heaven” and “creativity”.

    Or it can just represent 3. Why the artist chose red for a “blue”print 3 album might not make literal sense, but there was probably some logic behind it other than to grab your attention. Maybe to avoid being cliche. I don’t think he meant to represent ancient Chinese culture, but I like the art, it is very contemporary with some ancient Chinese influence.

    I loved the first two singles produced by No I.D. I hope the rest of the album follows through though.

  3. a Says:

    Needs…Just Blaze…c’mon Jay…

  4. tony p Says:

    nah man…jay-z is supposedly a mason and they’re all about signs and symbolism. 3 is a real important nummber to them. The 3 red stripes are supposed to represent “The 3 Rings of Power”. Look it up

  5. tony p Says:

    it kind of like the Washington DC flag…all white w/ 3 red stars and red stripes…look it up


  6. george delgado Says:

    all the white instruments represent COCAINE (PURE COLOMBIAN)


    *study your rappers faggots

    kaboooom roc boy in the room

  7. tha truth Says:

    it’s obviously dc flag symbolism, and possibly white-washed music. jay z is a mason, he has teamed up with the illuminati, he is evil just like them, watch for another fake terrorist attack coming soon, they already killed 4000 on 9/11

  8. Regarding Jay-Z, except not really | The Indaba Music Blog Says:

    […] The album artwork for the highly anticipated Blueprint 3 has been released. You may find it strangely familiar; the Secret Machines influence is especially striking, I think, […]

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