Video: Jay-Z Explains Blueprint 3 Artwork

Hov explains the Blueprint 3 artwork to them 1515 Boyz.

“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.”

I like the cover.


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145 Responses to “Video: Jay-Z Explains Blueprint 3 Artwork”

  1. D_block_4_life Says:

    Shout out to shorty that touched it at Pet Land by the koi fish.

  2. herbal kint Says:

    shout out to people so bored they have to waste hours arguing about an album cover they won’t see anywhere but nah right

  3. RIGZ Says:

    Shout out all the Yard man that dont suck pussy or fuck batty

  4. RIGZ Says:

    Shout out D Block & Ty

  5. Daily Drug Says:

    I like the cover

    ^as if

  6. herbal kint Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Shout out to shorty that touched it at Pet Land by the koi fish.

    *shout out to the grim reaper*

  7. D_block_4_life Says:

    Shout out D Block
    ^
    word, shout out to that nigga.

  8. herbal kint Says:

    shout out to rigz

    shout out is the new daps

  9. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    Shouts to the girl who gave me head every single time I asked without hesitation back in 11th grade…we need more soldiers like you

  10. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    Shout out to all the black artists & graphic designers that get little to no recognition.

    I like the cover, but I don’t think that it represents the music on the album from what we’ve heard so far.

    Jay… Shout at me for your next album cover.

  11. ELGINDOTCOM Says:

    Nas album covers> s.carters

  12. herbal kint Says:

    shout out to Jay for talking bout its not about the radio its about the music and acting like he isn’t trying to go commercial even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

  13. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    # I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Shouts to the girl who gave me head every single time I asked without hesitation back in 11th grade…we need more soldiers like you
    ^^

    *asks Mef for an autograph*

  14. Daily Drug Says:

    Its a cool cover though. Seems like this album will be dope.

  15. Daily Drug Says:

    shout out to Jay for talking bout its not about the radio its about the music and acting like he isn’t trying to go commercial even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

    ^pop stars cant make good music?

  16. RIGZ Says:

    Shout out dudes that still do the Nas Vs Jay Z thing

  17. geico lizard Says:

    “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.”

    ^
    *changes name to “Geico Caveman”*

  18. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    shout out to the guy that cleans off my boogers under my desk…

  19. herbal kint Says:

    Daily Drug Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    shout out to Jay for talking bout its not about the radio its about the music and acting like he isn’t trying to go commercial even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

    ^pop stars cant make good music?

    … they make music for the radio, thats where their aim is …

  20. Rocco907 Says:

    shout out to Jay for talking bout its not about the radio its about the music and acting like he isn’t trying to go commercial even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

    ^
    exactly…

  21. geico lizard Says:

    Woody Paige just threw up the blood sign on Around The Horn while they talk about JR Smiths tweets,roffle.

  22. eskay Says:

    >>even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

    like who? besides Rihanna.

  23. eskay Says:

    furthermore, that tracklist isn’t even official.

  24. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    pop spelled backwards is pop…

  25. herbal kint Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    >>even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

    like who? besides Rihanna.

    cudi, drake, mr. hudson ( I think honestly I’m not even sure who he is lmao ) and honestly I’m not even hating if thats what he wants to do thats fine, but don’t turn around and say its not about the radio then

  26. Woodrow The Basehead Says:

    >>even though his album is filled with nothing but pop stars

    *THIS*

  27. D_block_4_life Says:

    I’m actually looking forward to the tracks with Mr. Hudson.

    Music >>>

  28. herbal kint Says:

    geico lizard Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    Woody Paige just threw up the blood sign on Around The Horn while they talk about JR Smiths tweets,roffle.

    … shout out to the GM’s who threatened to beat up Mariotti, if only they would of done it ….

  29. D_block_4_life Says:

    Ty, don’t fuckin’ start B…

  30. Big Homie Says:

    pop spelled backwards is pop

    ^ spell tuna sub backwards..well pronounce it

    pause

  31. Woodrow The Basehead Says:

    I agree music >

    and that Supernova track is terrible no?

  32. Geronimo P Says:

    yo Shout out to Jay for continuing to make good hip hop music. For being at the top of the game still. Its inbred for certain types of people to hate those on top of their game.

  33. RIGZ Says:

    Why do those features mean he’s doing it for radio…? doesnt make any sense…

    Cudi, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye & Mr. Hudson all make good music…I dont see what the problem is

  34. herbal kint Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    Ty, don’t fuckin’ start B…

    .. LMAO, I was just gonna say shout out to d_block for having such good taste in music sometimes and horrific taste at other times …

  35. bfondatrack Says:

    why this nigga try’n to jock
    black milk’s the tronic cover a lil ????
    what yall think?

  36. herbal kint Says:

    but don’t worry d_block I won’t say it

  37. D_block_4_life Says:

    Cudi (sometimes), Drake, Rihanna, Kanye & Mr. Hudson all make good music…I dont see what the problem is

    *fixed and word.

  38. D_block_4_life Says:

    Ty, you hate Hov because of the Joey fiasco…leave it alone already…

  39. eskay Says:

    >>cudi, drake, mr. hudson ( I think honestly I’m not even sure who he is lmao ) and honestly I’m not even hating if thats what he wants to do thats fine, but don’t turn around and say its not about the radio then

    none of those people are stars. #noshots

  40. Flid-die Says:

    Shout out to all those who hate Jay Z, cause they AIN’T Jay Z.

  41. Woodrow The Basehead Says:

    seriously Jay Z has no integrity at all, he needs to get Bono on a track.

  42. eskay Says:

    Ty are you saying Jay should have no features at all? or that he should’ve gotten bums for features. he’s arguably the biggest rapper in the world, so you know #2 wasn’t gonna happen.

  43. herbal kint Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    Ty, you hate Hov because of the Joey fiasco…leave it alone already…

    …. lmao, I do not, I stayed bumping Hov long after I knew that. I just acknowledge the fact that he hasn’t made a dope verse since maybach music …

  44. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # bfondatrack Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    why this nigga try’n to jock
    black milk’s the tronic cover a lil ????
    what yall think?

    ^^^

    i think ur on crack…only thing in common with this and the tronic cover is keyboards in the background…thats it…’tard.

  45. herbal kint Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    >>cudi, drake, mr. hudson ( I think honestly I’m not even sure who he is lmao ) and honestly I’m not even hating if thats what he wants to do thats fine, but don’t turn around and say its not about the radio then

    none of those people are stars. #noshots

    .. true but they aim their music at the radio and thats where jay is aiming these features at, again thats cool if you want to do that but don’t say otherwise then…

  46. R.J.Orion Says:

    why JayZ wont ever get on a JDilla beat? … he the only nigga that havent … he aint got no love for Detroit? … except that cracker Marshall … some well placed Black Milk and Mr. Porter beats could save his floundering career right now …

  47. PHENOMENON Says:

    I like Mr. Hudson.

    I’ve heard his music before about a year and a half ago through an associate of mine and thought it was pretty dope.

    He was singing over a somewhat twangy echoed guitar riff loop. Very nice.

    I’m not 1OO% sure it was him but it really sounded like him.

  48. R.J.Orion Says:

    seriously … who the hell is Mr Hudson? … is that the andy warhol lookin ass nigga? …

    SMH

  49. herbal kint Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    Ty are you saying Jay should have no features at all? or that he should’ve gotten bums for features. he’s arguably the biggest rapper in the world, so you know #2 wasn’t gonna happen.

    … he should do either no features or good rappers for features, but he doesn’t want that so then sure do no features, and its not just this album he has been doing this nonsense with coldplay and others too his aim ain’t what it used to be, and one more time thats cool he shouldn’t be making street corner music at this point but don’t deny its aimed towards the radio …

  50. BARPAN Says:

    dope

  51. eskay Says:

    >>seriously Jay Z has no integrity at all, he needs to get Bono on a track.

    explain to me why he has no integrity and if he did get Bono on a track what would be wrong with that.

  52. R.J.Orion Says:

    and who the hell cares about the damn cover art? … nigga stfu … this nigga done got hella pretentious and bougie … ol Basquiat grey poupon lookin ass nigga …

    yo Hov… remember Marcy? …

  53. eskay Says:

    lol @ the idea that Jay’s career is floundering. he’s gonna drop and go platinum. this is fact.

  54. D_block_4_life Says:

    and its not just this album he has been doing this nonsense with coldplay
    ^
    I wouldn’t mind a Jay/Coldplay album at all, actually i hope one comes to fruition sometime soon…

    Stop acting like you wouldn’t love a Coldplay/Budden collabo, like “Sidetrack” wasn’t nothin’ short of SPECTACULAR….that song is the OST to my life…true story…

  55. RIGZ Says:

    @ Land

    Dilla was meant to have beats on The Black Album according to Brother ?

  56. PHENOMENON Says:

    Bono > You.

  57. GC Says:

    wake me when the album drops.

  58. eskay Says:

    >>and who the hell cares about the damn cover art? … nigga stfu … this nigga done got hella pretentious and bougie … ol Basquiat grey poupon lookin ass nigga …

    gimme a break, niggas sound like clowns when they say shit like this. you can bet that if and when I hit 100 million that I’ll be enjoying the finer things in life and all you crab in the barrel ass niggas can kiss my ass if ya’ll don’t like it. and ya’ll can call me boughie til ya’ll fucking voice goes horse and maybe I’ll go respond via a Youtube from the deck of my yacht.

  59. D_block_4_life Says:

    edit- “Sidetracked”

  60. Daily Drug Says:

    this nigga done got hella pretentious and bougie … ol Basquiat grey poupon lookin ass nigga …

    ^wow..lol

  61. RIGZ Says:

    Yo Ty, you aint making no sense whatsoever right now

    I thought you was Mr.”Its all about the music”

    Da fuck happened to you???? lol

  62. PHENOMENON Says:

    Whatever happened to “Prospekt March” anyway??

  63. R.J.Orion Says:

    eskay Says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    lol @ the idea that Jay’s career is floundering. he’s gonna drop and go platinum. this is fact.

    ————

    yeah … cause all his new rich illuminati & Freemason business owning friends will buy thousands of copies and give them away to their employees who have perfect attendance … im burning that joint like everyone else with good sense …

    Jay should really re-retire … it was all good just a week ago …

  64. herbal kint Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    lol @ the idea that Jay’s career is floundering. he’s gonna drop and go platinum. this is fact.

    … no shots and I don’t care, but did ag and kc go plat ? …

  65. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    super LF: Busta only sounds good on Dilla and DJ scratch records…im bored.

  66. D_block_4_life Says:

    I thought you was Mr.”Its all about the music”
    ^
    word…

  67. RIGZ Says:

    I dont see why Jay should be making “Street Corner Music” at this point Ty

    That would be mighty childish of him IMO

  68. eskay Says:

    >>yeah … cause all his new rich illuminati & Freemason business owning friends will buy thousands of copies and give them away to their employees who have perfect attendance …

    I don’t entertain ridiculous conspiracy theories.

  69. Woodrow The Basehead Says:

    Its just my opinion, he does whatever he thinks is “trendy” at the time, everything he does is so calculated and controlled, he probably has a whole bunch of advisers and image consultants. I just feel hes become a fake. These features are all for the kids to try and remain what he sees as relevant. Hes led by Kanye too.

    And Bono is another man of no integrity joke, feed the world but not out of my pocket , tax exile motherfucker.

  70. eskay Says:

    >>… no shots and I don’t care, but did ag and kc go plat ? …

    KC did, not sure about AG.

  71. PHENOMENON Says:

    “N*ggas want you to be miserable with ’em”

  72. herbal kint Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    and its not just this album he has been doing this nonsense with coldplay
    ^
    I wouldn’t mind a Jay/Coldplay album at all, actually i hope one comes to fruition sometime soon…

    Stop acting like you wouldn’t love a Coldplay/Budden collabo, like “Sidetrack” wasn’t nothin’ short of SPECTACULAR….that song is the OST to my life…true story…

    … I have no interest in anything having to do with coldplay, and I actually like some of the songs he did with them, beach chair was one of my favorite songs on that album, but its still aimed at a more pop audience …

    @ rigz – I’m saying jay is aiming his new music at the pop audience and radio more than focusing on the music, otherwise he would focus on his bars more, thats ok if thats what he wants to do he has earned that right just don’t act like that is not the case

  73. PHENOMENON Says:

    AG went Platinum long ago.

  74. D_block_4_life Says:

    >>… no shots and I don’t care, but did ag and kc go plat ? …

    KC did, not sure about AG.
    ^
    They both went platinum…

  75. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    I bet money that most of those features are for hooks. ye has a verse & Drake & Nas might have one each.

    thats only 3 real features.

  76. PHENOMENON Says:

    Actually, I think AG went double.

  77. D. Billz Says:

    “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.”

    ^Word? The FIRST three?

    Smh.

    Free Dr. York!

  78. Seth Gueko Says:

    AG WAS LIKE 800K
    i think it was the biggest defjam rap albums sells @ this time

  79. D_block_4_life Says:

    but its still aimed at a more pop audience …
    ^
    Who gives a shit? Does it sound good? Well ok then….

  80. eskay Says:

    >>And Bono is another man of no integrity joke, feed the world but not out of my pocket , tax exile motherfucker.

    that dude has done more for Africa then any rapper ever. I don’t think you’ve ever fucking seen Bono’s taxes so how the fuck are you gonna sit there and act like you know what he’s given to whom. and even if he has never come out of his pocket once, it doesn’t matter cuz dude actually spends time and energy getting his rich friends to ante up. smh @ the people niggas choose to hate on.

  81. herbal kint Says:

    RIGZ Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:49 pm
    I dont see why Jay should be making “Street Corner Music” at this point Ty

    That would be mighty childish of him IMO

    … smh I just said he shouldn’t be making street corner music anymore ….

    he shouldn’t be making street corner music at this point but don’t deny its aimed towards the radio (c) me

  82. D. Billz Says:

    Copy and paste on the iPhone > my HP

  83. Seth Gueko Says:

    cudi, hudson, rihanna that’s for the hook
    i mean lil verse maybe but only three tracks ft rapper
    drake, Ye and NAS !!! so this LP will have jay’s verses as well
    now let we see the color of this album and jay’s flow on it ! aye

  84. R.J.Orion Says:

    im not saying he got to be miserable and live in roach filled tenements … but this nigga acting and looking mad weird lately (c) the Larry KIng eyeglasses … watch … within the next few years, this nigga gonna start talking with a german or british accent … Tina Turner did that shit after she left Ike … started hanging with them Freemasons and turnt white … look it up B …

  85. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # D_block_4_life Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    but its still aimed at a more pop audience …
    ^
    Who gives a shit? Does it sound good? Well ok then….

    ^^^

    co-sig…as long as it sounds good I wouldnt mind coppin…all matters on the quality to me…

  86. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    # eskay Says:
    gimme a break, niggas sound like clowns when they say shit like this. you can bet that if and when I hit 100 million that I’ll be enjoying the finer things in life and all you crab in the barrel ass niggas can kiss my ass if ya’ll don’t like it. and ya’ll can call me boughie til ya’ll fucking voice goes horse and maybe I’ll go respond via a Youtube from the deck of my yacht.
    ^^

    LMAO.

    *is cool with eskay*

    *is invited to yacht party*

    *pours champagne on a bitch*

  87. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    eskay Says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    gimme a break, niggas sound like clowns when they say shit like this. you can bet that if and when I hit 100 million that I’ll be enjoying the finer things in life and all you crab in the barrel ass niggas can kiss my ass if ya’ll don’t like it. and ya’ll can call me boughie til ya’ll fucking voice goes horse and maybe I’ll go respond via a Youtube from the deck of my yacht.

    ^^

    This site is gonna be looking like Myspace in 5,4,3,2…

  88. PHENOMENON Says:

    Yea, AG went Double Platinum as of January 12, 2OO9.

  89. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    freemason power!

  90. herbal kint Says:

    D_block_4_life Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:52 pm
    but its still aimed at a more pop audience …
    ^
    Who gives a shit? Does it sound good? Well ok then….

    .. but he is saying he isn’t aiming at that audience, that is all I have been saying is if thats what he wants to do thats fine just don’t deny it, my problem is with his words in this quote it wasn’t even about his music thats a whole nother debate I don’t feel like rehashing anymore …

  91. D_block_4_life Says:

    AG WAS LIKE 800K
    i think it was the biggest defjam rap albums sells @ this time
    ^
    Certified Platinum.

  92. Woodrow The Basehead Says:

    >>And Bono is another man of no integrity joke, feed the world but not out of my pocket , tax exile motherfucker.

    that dude has done more for Africa then any rapper ever. I don’t think you’ve ever fucking seen Bono’s taxes so how the fuck are you gonna sit there and act like you know what he’s given to whom. and even if he has never come out of his pocket once, it doesn’t matter cuz dude actually spends time and energy getting his rich friends to ante up. smh @ the people niggas choose to hate on.

    See what you think of this –

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0225/breaking60.html

    “Bono has championed the call for increases in aid to impoverished countries, yet in his personal life he is engaged in tax avoidance issues and it is tax avoidance that is undermining the possibility of developing countries fighting their way out of poverty,” she said.

  93. eskay Says:

    you guys sound like chicks. I don’t like his glasses, why’s he wearing a suit, he’s not hood enough for me anymore, waaaaaaahh waaaaaaah

    grow the fuck up

  94. PHENOMENON Says:

    # Mark Twain Fame Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    freemason power!

    ^ ^
    FUN FACT:
    Mark Twain was a FreeMason.

  95. D. Billz Says:

    The last time Hove attempted a “mature” album (KC) it was bubby by most Jay fans standards.

  96. Most_Incredible! Says:

    this background ad is disgusting b

  97. PHENOMENON Says:

    . . .Therefore, Comment FAIL. [No Shot’s]

  98. herbal kint Says:

    PHENOMENON Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    Yea, AG went Double Platinum as of January 12, 2OO9.

    .. damn eskay bought mad copies …

  99. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    im gone

  100. eskay Says:

    >>but he is saying he isn’t aiming at that audience, that is all I have been saying is if thats what he wants to do thats fine just don’t deny it, my problem is with his words in this quote it wasn’t even about his music thats a whole nother debate I don’t feel like rehashing anymore …

    but the tracklist isn’t even real Ty so what happens if the official comes out and none of those guys are on the album?

    and where were you when he dropped AG with nowhere near the amount of promo that a Jay-Z album would normally get? the fact is, Jay could do a whole album of him humming Tupac songs and the radio would play.

    the nigga don’t have to chase radio, radio chases him.

  101. R.J.Orion Says:

    eskay Says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    you guys sound like chicks. I don’t like his glasses, why’s he wearing a suit, he’s not hood enough for me anymore, waaaaaaahh waaaaaaah

    grow the fuck up

    —————-

    why you being so emotional in your defense of Camelot today ? …

  102. PHENOMENON Says:

    # herbal kint Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    PHENOMENON Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    Yea, AG went Double Platinum as of January 12, 2OO9.

    .. damn eskay bought mad copies …

    ^ ^
    Lol.

  103. D. Billz Says:

    He used a movie as scapegoat to make an unofficial soundtrack/album about subject matter that he’s most comfy with. And I don’t know a nare ninja that said KC > AG. Call a spade a spade.

  104. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    Jay could do a whole album of him humming Tupac songs and the radio would play.
    ^^

    LOL.

  105. eskay Says:

    >>why you being so emotional in your defense of Camelot today ? …

    we don’t get emotional over here Land, you know that.

    just because I used the word “fuck” doesn’t make me Rey.

  106. Digital Scales Says:

    The first three they made on the wall was someone carving. If you look at [the number] 3, all they did was connect lines
    _________

    Why not just say he got it from U2? Why lie and say something like this?

  107. herbal kint Says:

    pparently, Jay Z’s “American Gangster” was such a dismal failure that Def Jam was forced to fire everyone involved with the project. Those taking the hit included A&R people and a few of Jay Z’s closest associates. Even an independent record label under the Def Jam umbrella silently got the axe.

    sandrarosenews.blogspot.com/2007/12/jay-zs-american-gangster-causes-massive.html

    this here says ag finally went plat. in feb. 2008 your telling me 1 million more bought it since then ?

    hiphop-elements.com/article/read/4/16274/1/

  108. Dem Says:

    The last time Hove attempted a “mature” album (KC) it was bubby by most Jay fans standards.

    ^ says something about Jay fans.

  109. Daily Drug Says:

    vimeo.com/5936810

    ^major lazer…insanity

  110. RIGZ Says:

    You dudes are late b.

    Jay been “Pop” since 1998.

    Its just “Pop” in 1998 was suttin different to what it is now…catch up.

    If the shit sounds good, then it sounds good. I could give a fuck whos on the LP, whether or not the album was made to be a Tall Jew’s workout music…who cares…

    If its a good album, its a good album. Only heard 2 tracks & neither were wack, so….

  111. Digital Scales Says:

    the nigga don’t have to chase radio, radio chases him.
    ______

    Thats true

  112. eskay Says:

    >>He used a movie as scapegoat to make an unofficial soundtrack/album about subject matter that he’s most comfy with. And I don’t know a nare ninja that said KC > AG. Call a spade a spade.

    so whats your point?

    AG > KC in my opinion, but I still think KC was a good album.

  113. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    Not that I have ay respect for MTV, but if they give those awards to Em’s retarded video over Ye I’ll SMH.

    There are other videos better than both, but Em’s shit has been overdone by him for way too long. I liked the album well enough, but his singles are stupid.

    At least Ye tried to be creative, whether you like it or not.

  114. D. Billz Says:

    R.J.Orion Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    eskay Says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    you guys sound like chicks. I don’t like his glasses, why’s he wearing a suit, he’s not hood enough for me anymore, waaaaaaahh waaaaaaah

    grow the fuck up

    —————-

    why you being so emotional in your defense of Camelot today ? …

    ^just today? when ISNT he?

  115. R.J.Orion Says:

    Dynasty Roc La Familia
    Blueprint
    Blueprint 2
    Black Album
    some of KC … all legendary

    anything JayZ made after that is bonus track material … JayZ need to get his Bernie Williams on … make a jazz album … do some spoken word or some shit … tour with Jill Scott … rap has become a child’s game (unfortunately) …

  116. D_block_4_life Says:

    If the shit sounds good, then it sounds good. I could give a fuck whos on the LP, whether or not the album was made to be a Tall Jew’s workout music…who cares…

    If its a good album, its a good album. Only heard 2 tracks & neither were wack, so….
    ^
    Word and word.

  117. herbal kint Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    >>but he is saying he isn’t aiming at that audience, that is all I have been saying is if thats what he wants to do thats fine just don’t deny it, my problem is with his words in this quote it wasn’t even about his music thats a whole nother debate I don’t feel like rehashing anymore …

    but the tracklist isn’t even real Ty so what happens if the official comes out and none of those guys are on the album?

    .. then I will take it back, but you and I both know the only one that might not happen is Drake cause who knows where that dudes career will be in a month ..

  118. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    *dead* @ a Dilla beat “saving Jay’s floundering career”

    No shots at Dilla, but this my friends, is a prime example of stannery gone wrong

    On that note I’m out

    100.

  119. PHENOMENON Says:

    DOOM and Kanye need to collaborate.

  120. eskay Says:

    Ty don’t ever quote that hating ass, crusty lipped bitch sandra rose in an argument with me.

    ain’t nobody at Def Jam get fired over AG. the shit went platinum during a time when hardly anybody was going platinum. that right there should tell you that article is nonsense.

    all the people who I knew at DJ during the AG period are still there. the only people that left are the people Jay took with him, who in turn were people Jay brought in in the first place.

  121. D. Billz Says:

    Eskay

    my point is that everybody is cosigning his “rappin about being in the projects selling drugs” line, whe we all know that’s what we’d rather hear from him since his other non drug raps just aren’t as interesting or great overall

  122. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    grow the fuck up

    ^^

    This kinda shit has been goin on since I been on Nah and i’m sure way b4 I got here, why is it when niggas talk about ya big bro u gotta step in wit the excuses? That’s like the lil kid on the block who gets teased bout his older brother bein on drugs, but he in some crazy denial that its true..

    Jay-Z on drugs man…

  123. Kingpoetic Says:

    ay could do a whole album of him humming Tupac songs

    ^^^

    Too funny

  124. RIGZ Says:

    “House Of Flying Daggers”

  125. eskay Says:

    >>No shots at Dilla, but this my friends, is a prime example of stannery gone wrong

    I mean seriously. niggas spend too much time on the internet.

  126. el capitan Says:

    Jay talk like a politician it’ was it is and it will all about radio gimmick cause it’s all about money… he is rich enuff to drop album for free and rap just for rapping and we don’t see none of that shit…

  127. RIGZ Says:

    All these hiphoppers eat cock (c) Rae

  128. Big_seth aka Waffle Iron$ Says:

    # RIGZ Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    You dudes are late b.

    Jay been “Pop” since 1998.

    Its just “Pop” in 1998 was suttin different to what it is now…catch up.

    If the shit sounds good, then it sounds good. I could give a fuck whos on the LP, whether or not the album was made to be a Tall Jew’s workout music…who cares…

    If its a good album, its a good album. Only heard 2 tracks & neither were wack, so….
    ^^

    ALL THIS

    I think that he is still taking a chance with this shit. It probably jus sounds like what he wants to hear. Chances are that a lot of people will think of it as contrived & DL anyway. He’s taking a chance by (allegedly cuz the official list aint out yet) alienating his original block huggin fans even further.

    He’s always made pop-esque rap though. Don’t act like Hard Knock Life or Aint No Nigga weren’t Pop records

  129. Beezy Says:

    eskay Says:

    August 4th, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Ty don’t ever quote that hating ass, crusty lipped bitch sandra rose in an argument with me.

    ^damn all that bc she took Bol’s side and threw up your mug shot!?

  130. R.J.Orion Says:

    eskay Says:

    I mean seriously. niggas spend too much time on the internet.

    ————

    you ungrateful fuck …

  131. D. Billz Says:

    Cosign RJ on Hove just needs to do something completely diff. If he really wanna do a “grown” album, call in Dave Koz, Kem, Anita, Jamie Cullum, and the Marsalis (sp) brothers and really get it poppin. Hard music over jazzy music.

  132. herbal kint Says:

    eskay Says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Ty don’t ever quote that hating ass, crusty lipped bitch sandra rose in an argument with me.

    ain’t nobody at Def Jam get fired over AG. the shit went platinum during a time when hardly anybody was going platinum. that right there should tell you that article is nonsense.

    all the people who I knew at DJ during the AG period are still there. the only people that left are the people Jay took with him, who in turn were people Jay brought in in the first place.

    .. I have no clue who that bitch is, I just googled ag goes platinum to see if it did and those are the links I saw …

  133. PHENOMENON Says:

    I liked KC. I could relate to it’s vibe.

    I’m thinking people who require a “Bang Bang Shoot ‘Em Up” type of theme or maybe don’t realize that people grow and personalities evolve are not they type that an album like KC would resonate with.

    Or maybe they just did not like it. I don’t know.

  134. eskay Says:

    how is it that I’m the emotional one cuz I tell ya’ll to grow up?

    but ya’ll niggas who are worried about what a mulitmillionaire is wearing and who he’s hanging out with and what he puts on his album cover, aren’t emotional?

    if you think Jay fell off, that’s one thing, but I gotta laugh at ya’ll niggas attacking that man’s integrity. ya’ll can’t seriously think Jay doesn’t care about the music. the nigga never has to sell another record in his life, so you gotta know that the music he’s making now is the music he wants to make, not music that’s gonna get radio play. like i said, it’s gonna get radio play regardless.

    Jay and eskay grew up, ya’ll didn’t, it’s pretty simple to grasp.

  135. herbal kint Says:

    and for the record imo

    KC>AG

  136. el capitan Says:

    OB4CL2 >>>>>>>>>>>Blueprint 3

  137. eskay Says:

    >>you ungrateful fuck …

    I mean seriously. niggas spend too much time on the internet site’s other than Nah.

    ^fixed

  138. Digital Scales Says:

    Lmao @ you ungrateful fuck

  139. Troyvul Says:

    Been so Long since I listened to either

    *Blows Dusts of cd’s*
    *Sneezes*
    *Reminisces*

  140. Rick the New Intern Says:

    yeah kingdom come was fuckin amazin, i don’t know what the hell anyone is ever saying that album was a no no.

  141. thelupend Says:

    Man, If i was married to Beyonce i’d be smiling all the time

  142. Zee! Says:

    3’s

  143. Zee! Says:

    Blueprint 3 >>>>>> Slaughterhouse

  144. meek Says:

    I just hope Dan Tobin Smith shot this, or it’s a mad bite http://www.dantobinsmith.com/

  145. NawtyHawty Says:

    “…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.” LMFAO. As if.

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