Jay-Z – Blueprint 3 Artwork

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

  1. crooked I Says:

    but whats it all worth cant take it with you under this earth.

  2. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ***I could chill but I’d so rather eat a nigga, cuz he sweeter than a glass of Goldschlagger (c) Joell Ortiz…

    ***Ayo (c) Ike

  3. cOLD Says:

    so whats this mean.

  4. eskay Says:

    I like it.

  5. Beezy Says:

    sucks

  6. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    cOLD Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    so whats this mean.

    **Looks like some shit Gnarls Barkley would do….

  7. Beezy Says:

    at least now i understand the album art on the rihanna/ye single tho

    3 cutws in your eyebrow tryna wil’ out…

  8. eskay Says:

    >>*I could chill but I’d so rather eat a nigga, cuz he sweeter than a glass of Goldschlagger

    ha ha, I was ayoing that in the car last night. that’s a tough line, but it’s so pauseworthy there’s nothing you can do but ayo it.

  9. casey Says:

    wack. is this supposed to be showing how artistic and different jay-z is?

  10. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    That jawn “the One” knocks…for some reason, I wanna hear a Ghostface verse over this beat…

  11. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *doesn’t want to click “back” button*

    @ whoever said this was trash

    “Please name 10 items from the picture above” (c) your teacher

  12. Trunk Says:

    So he took a pic of a japanese producers garage sale and made an album cover of it?

  13. Eastern_Digital Says:

    COVER FAIL

  14. White and on Nahright Says:

    SHIT SUCKS

  15. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    this is more of a rock cover. . . . i can see this being a metallica cover or something like that.

    this shit is on point.

  16. Breaux Brosephson the !! Says:

    if I have a daughter guess what I’ma call her…I’ma name her Roc Nation

  17. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *figures GW got banned, for being an herb*

    *continues studying BP3 cover*

  18. Deen Says:

    Interesting. I’d prefer a nude Beyonce though.

  19. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Barbecue Tee Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    *doesn’t want to click “back” button*

    @ whoever said this was trash

    “Please name 10 items from the picture above” (c) your teacher

    ***yo mama (c) Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  20. cOLD Says:

    Does this mean Hov is deading live bands and going back to a mic and DJ?

  21. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    this is more of a rock cover. . . . i can see this being a metallica cover or something like that.

    this shit is on point.

    **Or some White Stripes type shit

  22. [slick] Says:

    LETS GO!!!

  23. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    are the three bars jigga’s new symbol?

    are we done w/ the R and record and bottle of champagne?

    (that’s the rocafella chain, FYI)

  24. Beezy Says:

    gayz.com/fuckboy

  25. Barbecue Tee Says:

    this is more of a rock cover

    ^^ creativity has to happen at some point.
    two decades in the game = been there done that

  26. cOLD Says:

    Interesting. I’d prefer a nude Beyonce though

    ^preferably with a fat ass that can sing a song

  27. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    cOLD Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Does this mean Hov is deading live bands and going back to a mic and DJ?

    ***good question…I caught that “making his band” jawn, over the weekend…dafuck Diddy need a live band for? Trying to fill the void left by the Roots going corporate?

  28. the sith lord Says:

    no. just no jay.

  29. Rockabye Says:

    Does this mean Hov is deading live bands and going back to a mic and DJ?

    ^

    Yeah, on some beat pad and handclaps ish. With MGMT.

    It’s ya boy! (c) Hov

  30. Eastern_Digital Says:

    This is cool for the inside like behind the cd…but for the cover? nah. not an eye-catcher at all.

  31. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ ike: lmao. that’s only one, though

  32. Rockabye Says:

    are we done w/ the R and record and bottle of champagne?

    (that’s the rocafella chain, FYI)

    ^

    Whoa, hold up, son, who told you that?

    Soulja Boy’s Lambo chain is that way (points at WSHH)

  33. BARPAN Says:

    Deen Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Interesting. I’d prefer a nude Beyonce though.

    ^^^^
    *dead*
    now thats art

  34. eskay Says:

    if Jay Electronica used this same cover you niggas would be hailing it as the greatest cover in the history of recorded music.

  35. Seth Gueko Says:

    dope image, immaculate music

    first cover w/o jigga on it

    ROC NATION is born

  36. Barbecue Tee Says:

    smh @ “not an eye catcher”

    @ mr. pap: roc chain, please explain

  37. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    “Please name 10 items from the picture above” (c) your teacher

    ***yo mama (c) Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    ^^

    i’m out.

  38. Breaux Brosephson the !! Says:

    applaud jay for being a rapper and not just staring at niggas on his album cover (c) every major rap release pretty much ever

  39. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Buddens sounds like a gully Talib Kweli on “Cuckoo”

  40. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ es, I know, right

    *Jay Electronica stans it up*

    Jay >>>>> Jay

  41. street sampras Says:

    i dont wear tight jeans like the white boys, but i do get wasted like the white boys

  42. Eastern_Digital Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    3 cutws in your eyebrow tryna wil’ out…

    ^^
    *dead*

    seen the same shit happen to Kane

  43. cOLD Says:

    if Jay Electronica used this same cover you niggas would be hailing it as the greatest cover in the history of recorded music

    ^no one shitted on the cover eskay, I see tricknology at work (c) FaMs

  44. the sith lord Says:

    that shit look like a white stripes album. gtfoh

    that shit is not gangsta b.

    get them white lights off me b.

  45. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    lol @BBQ

  46. Beezy Says:

    eskay’s stanning in overdrive

  47. cOLD Says:

    So everyones praising the cover, but no ones saying what the cover means… no symbolics? You think Hov signed off on this with no meaning behind it?

  48. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    *conspiracy theory’s it up*

    the three lines represent him, dame, and biggs.

    it’s his way of reaching out . . .

  49. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ sith: Jay is not “gangster”, he’s rich now.
    Did you not get the memo or Sunday newspaper?

  50. Beezy Says:

    “lay off guys, I think this album art is cute…”

    ~eskay

  51. cOLD Says:

    get them white lights off me b

    I like colors b.

  52. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    BP3 tracklisting (from UHTN)

    1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
    2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)
    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)
    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.)

  53. I Fux Says:

    wtf is this? it looks artistical

  54. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Louis Farrakan speaks on “the Crucifixion of Michael Jackson”:…”Although he was visually becoming more nonblack as the years passed, spiritually, he was more in touch with his people, than ever- Michael was supposed to perform “Man in the Mirror” @ the Million Man March, but he was persuaded not to do so, by his record company. He donated $100,000 to the cause”…interesting…

  55. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *conspiracy theory’s it up*

    the three lines represent him, dame, and biggs.

    it’s his way of reaching out . . .

    ^^ LMAO
    *straight face* ok, you’re right (c) fiddy

  56. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi

    8. Always Feat. Drake

    yet bleek can’t get a verse on here!?

  57. Rick the New Intern Says:

    album cover is backed. already seen jigga’s face a couple times.

  58. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)

    ^^

    lol, shots at kanye’s “home” from graduation???

  59. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *doesn’t have the BP3 verse*
    *does a Chedda Bob*

  60. Deen Says:

    Breaking News:

    Adidas has filed suit against Jay-Z & Roc-Nation for Swagger-Jacking and Trademark Infringement.

  61. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas

    ^^

    i feel like nas is gonna shit all over this track.

  62. Beezy Says:

    if this shit has 13 tracks hov needs to curl up in a ball and die

  63. cOLD Says:

    damn I thought one can of soup would hold me down until I get to the rib. FAIL.

  64. K. Sidney Says:

    I like it. My only guess @ what it means is the music in the background is white, or bland, and the 3 red strikes represent the third BLUEPRINT, which is supposed to be different from all the white/bland music in the background. Also, red is the most striking of all colors, so I guess this album is going to be a far cry from the music we’re used to hearing. Just my 2 pennies…spend it wisely.

    *I humbly ask you to click my name*

  65. BoBo Says:

    looks like the dc flag (but w/ 3 stripes)…guessing like the stars on dc’s flag represent the 3 city states (DC, London, and the Vatican) Jay is prolly tryna portray his take on Hip Hop so far as being under the influence of the so called ILLUMINATI, thats y the instruments are behind the logo…and the instruments are all white so im guessing he’s saying they are all under the shadow of one powerhouse…thats y when u turn on the radio u hear the same shyt but a different voice (bubble gum rap, pop hop, commercial rap or wateva u wanna call)…atleast that;s my take on the CD cover…might be farfetch’d but who knows? LOL

  66. Barbecue Tee Says:

    Barbecue Tee ain’t no Hovi
    had to write the verse down
    left it sitting on the kitchen table
    does a Homey da Clown

    *cries, a little, inside*
    *knows you would love it*

  67. Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 Artwork and Tracklist | The Rap Up Says:

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  68. ILLIONAIRE Says:

    Tracklisting is rumored for now. We’ll wait for ‘another’ site to confirm it. (No click-clack).

  69. cOLD Says:

    6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas

    ^^

    i feel like nas is gonna shit all over this track.

    ^ man only if they used the original beat. To hear Jay rhyme over that would be “smack an orphan worthy”.

  70. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    halfassed conspiracy theory- something to do with music being whitewashed?

  71. the sith lord Says:

    yoyo. get them fuckin white lights off me b.

  72. rex hussla Says:

    Yo Fux:

    Dom Kennedy/Cool Kids/Clipse August 18th at ‘Canes

  73. Barbecue Tee Says:

    Beezy Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    if this shit has 13 tracks hov needs to curl up in a ball and die

    ^^ whew, I guess he is going to wait for the verse, because
    he knows we better get at least 16 tracks

  74. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    three stripes represent the Hov trinity- the father, son, holy ghost? LOL…

  75. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ es, how come when other sites link to the post, it suddenly dies?
    no shots

  76. cOLD Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=eQklvVhRAYE

    ^remember this was floating around … some insight on what that empire state of mind might sound like. Minus the Pac verse.

  77. mr. vengeance Says:

    rae working with playaz circle? wu fail

  78. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    LF- 50 cent lost…no buzz, no songs on the streets, nothing….to both the Curtis stans, this is only musically speaking, because I am fully aware the ninja’s paid in full…

  79. zman Says:

    first cover with no Hov on it?

  80. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    this looks like a still shot from a commercial for Target…

  81. dafirestarta Says:

    # eskay Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    if Jay Electronica used this same cover you niggas would be hailing it as the greatest cover in the history of recorded music.

    ^this

  82. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    FUBU fall ’09 collection show>>>50 cent listening party

  83. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    tracklist is floatin around also…15 tracks…most of the production by Ye

  84. Seth Gueko Says:

    dope if it’s nas
    but jigga said that he tries to have a guest but don’t say the name till the song ain’t fixed so i don’t think it’s nasir

  85. Mac Brown aka Drugs R bad.. so I abuse the P*ssy! Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    this is more of a rock cover. . . . i can see this being a metallica cover or something like that.

    this shit is on point.

    **Or some White Stripes type shit

    ^^White Stripes is my shit though!

  86. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    if Jay Electronica used this same cover you niggas would be hailing it as the greatest cover in the history of recorded music.
    ^
    Probably..lol

  87. cOLD Says:

    dope if it’s nas
    but jigga said that he tries to have a guest but don’t say the name till the song ain’t fixed so i don’t think it’s nasir

    ^ it makes sense that its Nas though… empire state of mind, he wouldnt be able to get that off without having nas on it.

  88. SeniorCivilian Says:

    Premier needs to produce “Empire State of Mind”. Kanye can’t handle the responsibility.

  89. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    yo, if hov’s gonna kill auto-tune, he’s gotta resurrect pen and pixel. . . a lil give and take.

    imagine this cover w/ mad sparkling instruments. . . .

  90. Seth Gueko Says:

    the tracklist will be like this
    maybe some fake tracks’ names
    but guests probably/surely on it yeah

  91. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    This does look like a White Stripes cover

    But like someone already said, props to Jay for not just mean mugging the consumer

  92. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Bonus Tracks:
    14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
    15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)

  93. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    **daps MTF**

  94. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    naw eskay Jay Electronica’s is different…he has 4 red lines. jeez get it right.

  95. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    ^ he wouldnt be able to get that off without having nas on it.

    ————————————–

    paws

  96. eskay Says:

    >>no one shitted on the cover eskay, I see tricknology at work (c) FaMs

    I don’t know what thread you’re reading.

  97. Seth Gueko Says:

    just blaze can handle this responsability for sure
    but probably no blazeezy beats on this G.O.O.D Music productions

  98. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    damn, just blaze has no tracks on here. . . are jay and just still cool?

  99. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    whut to the up Ike…*Dappage Unlimited*

  100. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    eskay, what’s good w/ the lite archives?

    there’s no page there. . . i was tryna go back and read that long max b article that was up there a few weeks ago.

  101. cOLD Says:

    ^ he wouldnt be able to get that off without having nas on it.

    ————————————–

    paws

    ^Ha! good catch (pause)

  102. Rick the New Intern Says:

    maybe i’m just one for conspiracies but, empire state of mind = blueprint 3 takeover + nas, NY state of mind? I mean that’s not necessarily the equation, but those are your variables n shit nawmean?

  103. School of ILL » Blog Archive » Jay-Z BluePrint 3 Artwork Says:

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  104. cOLD Says:

    what ever happened to that you should all be lynched nigga… after he came out his face and made those disparaging remarks about Gods son. Aint heard a peep.

  105. Iceberg Slimm AKA The Gold Medalist Says:

    *shows up late*
    *daps anyways*
    *Asks wtf are “blazeezy beats”?*

  106. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Gnoz is on Empire state of mind… yo pap…lmao at the new name homie

  107. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    2Dopeboyz has it as the official tracklisting with the 2 bonus tracks….

  108. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9f4QfJfp98&feature=player_embedded

    ^^^
    sHOUToUT: PHUQUE YU!

  109. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=F9f4QfJfp98&feature=player_embedded

    ^^^
    sHOUToUT: PHUQUE YU!

  110. pecachon Says:

    i like the cover. but its not jay-z. its his artistic director telling him how he is supposed to be in these times. Jay-z says D.O.A but his cover art says long live auto tune!

  111. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    lol

    *daps MTF*

  112. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    what ever happened to that you should all be lynched nigga… after he came out his face and made those disparaging remarks about Gods son. Aint heard a peep.

    ———————————————

    His name is NY OIL (another one for the terrible stage name list btw)

  113. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    what ever happened to that you should all be lynched nigga… after he came out his face and made those disparaging remarks about Gods son. Aint heard a peep.

    ^^^

    u talkin bout that Castrol Syntec dude?

  114. Beezy Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    there’s no page there. . . i was tryna go back and read that long max b article that was up there a few weeks ago.

    ^google that shit nig

  115. Beezy Says:

    @ Pap

    “The Rise and Fall of Max B”

    coolehmag.com/frontEnd/feature.php?i=47&s=91

  116. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    *daps for the dude named Pap*

  117. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    At this stage of the game what else does Jay really have to talk about?

  118. pecachon Says:

    this cover art is sample good modern art from the 70′s and 80′s. Thats the same thing auto tune does with sound.

  119. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *shows up late*
    *daps anyways*

    ^^lmao.
    *daps Iceberg da Slim*

  120. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    it’s abstract – not my cup of tea, but its simple and symbolises all the things used to create the blueprint of a song/music. (decks, accordian, keyboard, drums, speakers etc.)

  121. Seth Gueko Says:

    respect nasir, if hova wanna him on the track, it’s because he knows that dude is the flyest !

    distant relatives coming sept too probably
    this ish iz gonna be Epic !
    greatness music

  122. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    good looks, beezy

    lol, i was like “what the fuck am i gonna google!?”

    Max B + long article + owwww + nah lite????

  123. Barbecue Tee Says:

    GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    At this stage of the game what else does Jay really have to talk about?

    ^^ more than you. no shots

  124. Barbecue Tee Says:

    it’s abstract – not my cup of tea, but its simple and symbolises all the things used to create the blueprint of a song/music. (decks, accordian, keyboard, drums, speakers etc.)

    ^^ what you got? I’m pretty sure Jay is open (none) to new ideas.
    no shots at my compadre from across the pond

  125. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    *Jay-Z’s it up*
    *Comes back like Jordan with the Wizards*
    *Releases unnecessary album just to further destroy legacy*
    *Gets killed on lead single by the guy Dame cosigned*

  126. Big Homie Says:

    Cover is ill, imo

  127. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    look, if you got a pretty young thang over, and this cd is sitting on your coffee table, it’s gonna strike up a convo.

    i fucks w/ abstract shit like that that invites mad opinions and interpretations. . .

  128. George Says:

    Jay, what’s w/ that three-line logo?
    Looks like some Freemason/Egypt stuff.

    Bandana P was right after all!

  129. Rockabye Says:

    I get ‘em all like the nigga I am
    Niggas hate, bitches cheer like Norm, Cliff and Diane

    ^

    Ortiz got an incredible pen.

  130. Barbecue Tee Says:

    Nah rule #3
    3 post in a row = automatic L

  131. Beezy Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    good looks, beezy

    lol, i was like “what the fuck am i gonna google!?”

    Max B + long article + owwww + nah lite????

    ^its prety much the greatest article ever written…i might be slightly biased tho

  132. mr. vengeance Says:

    distant relatives coming sept too probably

    ^^

    i’d rather off myself than listen to that

  133. Beezy Says:

    Barbecue Tee Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    Nah rule #3
    3 post in a row = automatic L

    ^no-sign, if there are no duplicates it shows you are working harder [||] then your fellow commenter

  134. Barbecue Tee Says:

    aw man, middle school kids are busy reading textbooks
    *stays on Nah with my bullying* lol

  135. cOLD Says:

    At this stage of the game what else does Jay really have to talk about?

    ^ he can try to school niggas instead of leading them wrong.

    How could I tease them with Benz’s and feel no remorse. Drivin’ past them in the lively fashion, diamond colors clashin’ Red stones, blue stones, red bones and black ones.

  136. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    ^^ more than you. no shots
    ———————————

    Ok so I see someone’s a Jay stan, didn’t know u guys still existed.

    No shots.

  137. RIGZ Says:

    This cover is quite ill

    Maybe Jay’s illest cover yet

  138. Barbecue Tee Says:

    lmao @ Beezy: you know that means you’re talking to yourself

  139. Beezy Says:

    “woke in a daze bright lights feelin weaker/feelin like wayne put oil on my sneakers.”

    ^damn Aubrey goin in

  140. cOLD Says:

    This cover is quite ill

    Maybe Jay’s illest cover yet

    ^ why is it Ill , im trying to find out the fascination… Maybe if I overstood what you see, I’d find it as ill.

  141. Mag Says:

    Jim Jones Cover > all in 2009

  142. Barbecue Tee Says:

    GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    ^^ more than you. no shots
    ———————————

    Ok so I see someone’s a Jay stan, didn’t know u guys still existed.

    No shots.

    ^^ were you not here when I said
    *only stans for Michael Jackson*
    I know you were here that day. Apparently you had a
    reading comprehension fail or hatorade in your eyes

  143. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    At this stage of the game what else does Jay really have to talk about?

    ^^

    see, i hate comments like this. . . rock stars can perform and record until they’re in there 60s, and no one says shit. . . hell, paul mccartney just played FED EX FIELD!!!

    but a rapper is supposed to stop at 30? fuck outta here.

  144. Barbecue Tee Says:

    I couldn’t post my first today anyway.
    where’s the love, Nah (c) rnb group

  145. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    ^^ were you not here when I said
    *only stans for Michael Jackson*
    I know you were here that day. Apparently you had a
    reading comprehension fail or hatorade in your eyes
    ————————————————————–

    or maybe i just didn’t pay any mind.

    once again, no shots like the safety’s on.

  146. Barbecue Tee Says:

    RIGZ Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    This cover is quite ill

    Maybe Jay’s illest cover yet

    ^^co-sizzle. Rigz, where you from? no shots, of course

  147. Big Homie Says:

    ^ why is it Ill , im trying to find out the fascination… Maybe if I overstood what you see, I’d find it as ill.

    ^ I mean not fasinated, but its not bad. What’s wrong with it? Its different. I know wasn’t expecting a tittie..lol

    Im sure there is a meaning to it…rather than the last Blueprint cover with his face all over it.

  148. Seth Gueko Says:

    ‘distant relatives’ will be great ! listen that EPK, some tracks already played on concert cuz the music iz a fuckin’ new mixture, da fusion of reggae and hiphop as well ! soon, can’t wait to this, first single in few dayz, september 09 is gonna be hard, with raekwon, jigga, nas/jr gong… even maybe fiddy cent…

  149. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ Gorilla Joe: the safety better be on. I answered your question.

    don’t ask questions you don’t want answers to….

  150. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    the first BP cover is iconic.

    with the blue case??? WOOOOOOOO!!!

  151. Eastern_Digital Says:

    Jim Jones Cover > all in 2009

    ^^
    co-sign. that cover was dope as fuck

    btw: i thought it was Blueprint³ and not Blueprint 3 ?!

  152. cOLD Says:

    see, i hate comments like this. . . rock stars can perform and record until they’re in there 60s, and no one says shit. . . hell, paul mccartney just played FED EX FIELD!!!

    but a rapper is supposed to stop at 30? fuck outta here

    ^nah but a black nigga from the inner city bares a responsibility that a rocker from the 60′s dont. Its an unwritten rule a black person of some prominence, must at some point consider his people a relay a positive message.

  153. Seth Gueko Says:

    jimmy jones cover was dope yeah

    but

    never trust a book by his cover

  154. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    where you from? no shots, of course
    ^
    Huh? nevermind…

  155. RIGZ Says:

    ^ why is it Ill , im trying to find out the fascination… Maybe if I overstood what you see, I’d find it as ill.

    ^^^

    Simply put, the cover is music…All I can see is it representing music

    From the drums, to the keys, from the old school record player to the SL1200s…Theres even a reel to reel there…

    That picture is the bluprint…and it looks classy

    This cover >>>>> A generic photo of Jays face with the NY tilted to the side

  156. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    see, i hate comments like this. . . rock stars can perform and record until they’re in there 60s, and no one says shit. . . hell, paul mccartney just played FED EX FIELD!!!

    but a rapper is supposed to stop at 30? fuck outta here.

    ———————————————

    Its not even that. Jay is marketing this album like its some sort of new shit, but one listen to Run This Town and its obvious its some leftover Kingdome Come Hov (black cards, ace of spades, yachts, blah blah etc)

  157. Barbecue Tee Says:

    I can’t even lace Nah with 4 bars, it all ties together. You know?

  158. Iceberg Slimm AKA The Gold Medalist Says:

    Relapse cover>>> 2009 covers

  159. I Fux Says:

    Dom Kennedy/Cool Kids/Clipse August 18th at ‘Canes

    ^^^^
    OK OK *splashes self with Fiji aqua*

  160. Seth Gueko Says:

    never judge thus

  161. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    Its an unwritten rule a black person of some prominence, must at some point consider his people a relay a positive message.

    ^^

    yea, and that positive message is if you’re good at something, do it til you can’t do it no more.

    i’m more impressed by jigga’s entrepreneurial acumen than anything else.

    nhjic.

  162. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    This cover >>>>> A generic photo of Jays face with the NY tilted to the side

    ^

    shots fired at Loso

  163. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Simply put, the cover is music…All I can see is it representing music

    From the drums, to the keys, from the old school record player to the SL1200s…Theres even a reel to reel there…

    That picture is the bluprint…and it looks classy

    This cover >>>>> A generic photo of Jays face with the NY tilted to the side
    ^
    Word.

  164. Barbecue Tee Says:

    @ Gorilla Joe: do yourself a favor.
    Don’t listen to “Run this Town” or anything else from
    Shawn Corey Carter bka Jay-Z

  165. Seth Gueko Says:

    relapse cover was dope too but too much inspired by paper trail’s t.i.

    i just wanna see RELAPSE 2 cover, maybe this december …

  166. eskay Says:

    >>Its an unwritten rule a black person of some prominence, must at some point consider his people a relay a positive message.

    whats that have to do for hip-hop’s hatred of old heads.

  167. Beezy Says:

    Saxaphones aren’t white tho…

    Jay might as well just bleach his skin…making an all white cover like this.

    Shame on you, you cracker-lover

  168. cOLD Says:

    This cover >>>>> A generic photo of Jays face with the NY tilted to the side

    ^ cosign… I’m just on my critical thinking shit, tryna see other niggas interpretations and what not.

  169. RIGZ Says:

    i’m more impressed by jigga’s entrepreneurial acumen than anything else.

    ^^^

    Most are more impressed about him being a “coke kingpin” than anything else…

  170. Barbecue Tee Says:

    *waits for Gorilla to resort to talking slick about Michael Jackson*

    I noticed you piped down on your response to “foh”

    “It ain’t even that. blah blah blah” (c) baby chimp

  171. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    hell, paul mccartney just played FED EX FIELD!!!

    ***My dumb ass got caught up in that traffic, Saturday night- a parking lot, from Rockville to Largo****

  172. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    like i said, this cover is clever but not something I’m really feeling atm. It would be a dope painting to have on the wall (without the jay-z writing etc.)

    the picture it meant to symbolise the blueprint of music.

    oh, and jim jones does have the best cover of 2 double-o 9 so far.

  173. Voltron Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Interesting. I’d prefer a nude Beyonce though

    ^preferably with a fat ass that can sing a song

    ^

    Yesssss (c) Bawse

    And Adidas are gonna sue the fuck outta Jigga for this.

  174. KzA Says:

    Just a comment on the cover…
    If meant in the literal term..that symbol (equals sign with 3 lines) means “is the same as” or “is defined to be”…as opposed to the equal sign which just means “is equal to”

    In some areas of math, this is a symbol for congruence which roughly means “equal in all measures”

  175. cOLD Says:

    so Rigga the white is not symbolic? Maybe the cover is a kilo of that white, maybe his music is cocaine.

  176. Iceberg Slimm AKA The Gold Medalist Says:

    Who or what is this Seth Gueko character?

  177. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    And Adidas are gonna sue the fuck outta Jigga for this.

    ^

    lol he’s rich enough to win though.

  178. GorillaJoe aka Chief Ali Says:

    @ Gorilla Joe: do yourself a favor.
    Don’t listen to “Run this Town” or anything else from
    Shawn Corey Carter bka Jay-Z
    ————————————–

    I mess with Jay, from Reasonable Doubt to The Black Album. I’d like to think Kingdom Come never existed, but then he dropped American Gangster which I thought was pretty solid. As far as this album is concerned, I’m not hearing anything that warrants any real excitement, you know, the type of excitement a Jay release used to garner, back when he was actually spitting. On DOA and Run This Town, I hear a middle aged cat trying to prove that he can keep up with the young cats.

  179. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # Beezy Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Saxaphones aren’t white tho…

    Jay might as well just bleach his skin…making an all white cover like this.

    Shame on you, you cracker-lover

    ^^^

    white instrument power!

  180. I Fux Says:

    maybe his music is cocaine.
    ^^^^^
    word that is crazy symbolic

    *puts on tin foil cap dipped in white paint*

  181. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    This cover >>>>> A generic photo of Jays face with the NY tilted to the side

    ^ cosign… I’m just on my critical thinking shit, tryna see other niggas interpretations and what not.

    ***I’m telling you, it’s a statement on music being bland/whitewashed- the red bars represent Jay as an artist, interjecting life (blood) back into the game- lyrically, musically, conceptually (c) museum patron, making up shit

  182. Seth Gueko Says:

    white iz that immaculate color like pureness
    and with all that jazz as the blueprint of music yeah
    now that album must to be fucking genuine cuz of that !

  183. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # KzA Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Just a comment on the cover…
    If meant in the literal term..that symbol (equals sign with 3 lines) means “is the same as” or “is defined to be”…as opposed to the equal sign which just means “is equal to”

    In some areas of math, this is a symbol for congruence which roughly means “equal in all measures”

    ^^^

    says the lost 27th member of Wu-Tang…

  184. RIGZ Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    so Rigga the white is not symbolic? Maybe the cover is a kilo of that white, maybe his music is cocaine.

    ^^^

    Who knows lol

  185. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    what u think I supervise for, to push a fuckin Contour…

  186. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    I’m telling you, it’s a statement on music being bland/whitewashed- the red bars represent Jay as an artist, interjecting life (blood) back into the game- lyrically, musically, conceptually (c) museum patron, making up shit

    ^

    very good point. combined this with my idea of the cover and i think it’s a wrap.

  187. james dean Says:

    speakin on the tracklist which i saw on dopeboyz….. no j.cole….and the S.L.U. 2 isn’t their either….. The fuck!!!!! He should just call the album KANYE WEST PRESENTS: G.O.O.D. MUSIC!!!

    No shots tho… <3 Jay-z music

  188. FRANCOIS Says:

    those three stripes remind me of some Jean-Michell Basquiat shit.

    I think that it used to be harder for old heads to stay relevant and popular within the culture. But it is changing. there are mad heads out there over 35 who are still doing there thang [wu-members, hova, dre]. It is probably attributed to the technology, communications, and media advances. And most importantly, the game has chnaged. a lot of these “older” cats is still mad hungry and are good and recylcing their shit. hip hop culture is definetly harder on the older cats, and og kats are always talking shit about young cats. this generational conflict is only natural. whta did you expect from a cultue that was founded and pioneered by young men?

  189. Dr. Philthy Says:

    Whoever said budden sounded like kweli needs to be curb stomped by shaq for shameless blasphemy

  190. KingPoetic Says:

    Also, it’s not like anyone is dropping landscape-changing-classics to nullify their importance.

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  192. Vincent Says:

    This look nearly identical to the Secret Machines 2004 album, Now Here Is No Where. That’s fucking lame.

  193. thelupend Says:

    I totally agree that Jay should put up a naked Picture of Beyonce On The album cover.It might even get his sales up.People wouldn’t even listen to the album,they would just masturbate to the cover

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  195. Harvard Black Says:

    I like it I think Jay Z is saying fuck it were throwing away good music with all of this bad music thats coming out. So stop reading to far into it I am a mc who feels the same way were throwing away good music real music..

  196. DoM O Says:

    I Think it could mean that Hov is at his Final Album leaving all the music career back at the BP3!

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  198. Shawty S.O. Says:

    W T FUCK??????? the Blueprint was my favorite album from cameL from the beats, concept, flow, verses. colors AND artwork but THIS???????

  199. Shawty S.O. Says:

    # The Walrus Tamer Says:
    August 3rd, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    the first BP cover is iconic.

    with the blue case??? WOOOOOOOO!!!

    ————————————-

    co-siGNature( ihave it 2), he knowa whattap

  200. anon Says:

    huge jay-z fan here.

    this artwork is proof that he’s fallen off.

    i loved the gangsta / boss attitude of the first blueprint artwork.

    albums with jay-z’s face on them were also good.

    but this one makes no sense.

  201. 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.”

  202. 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.

  203. a Says:

    Needs…Just Blaze…c’mon Jay…

  204. 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

  205. tony p Says:

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

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4TSHB_enUS320US320&q=dc+flag

  206. george delgado Says:

    all the white instruments represent COCAINE (PURE COLOMBIAN)

    the red stripes represent RED ROCK OPIUM. (PURE RED OPIUM LEAVES RED STRIPES ON A PIECE OF FOIL)

    *study your rappers faggots

    kaboooom roc boy in the room

  207. 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

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