Jay-Z at Work on 'Experimental' Album

Says it will be his most eclectic
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 7:14 AM CDT
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, left, wife Beyonce Knowles and New York Gov. David Patterson announce the "Answer The Call" charity concert at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 31, 2009.    (AP Photo/ Dave Allocca/StarPix)
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(Newser) – Jay-Z's new album, Blueprint 3, doesn't drop until next week, but he's already looking ahead to the next one. The rapper, also known as Shawn Carter, tells MTV he's working on his most eclectic album yet. "It's not gonna be a No. 1 album," he says. "That's where I'm at right now. I wanna make the most experimental album I ever made."

"I've always said I believe in good music and bad music," says Jay-Z. "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."