Blueprint 3

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Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Splits Critics

(Newser) - Jay-Z's new Blueprint 3 seems to have critics divided. Some see flashes of brilliance showing the rap veteran at his best, while others see a mediocre effort that relies too much on celebrity.
  • Jay-Z sounds "hungrier than he has in years on about half the tracks, while sharing time
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Limbaugh: Jay-Z Diss 'Means I Made It'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh says he’s finally an A-lister, the Huffington Post reports, after being name-checked by Jay-Z in a track leaked recently off the rapper’s forthcoming The Blueprint 3 album. “Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls, it’s 2010 not 1864,” goes the lyric from... More »

Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye Take on the Apocalypse

Three of hip-hop's biggest team up in video for new single

(Newser) - Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West romp around a post-apocalyptic New York in the much-anticipated video for “Run This Town” off Jay-Z's upcoming Blueprint 3, reports The clip portrays the three as "warlords in a 23rd-century turf war," writes James Montgomery, but that's beside the point.... More »

Third Time's a Charm for Jay-Z, Rap's Cash King

Mogul discusses business, music as release approaches

(Newser) - As he comes full circle with the Sept. 11 release of The Blueprint 3, exactly 8 years after the original Blueprint, Jay-Z discusses his journey from the projects of Brooklyn to the top of Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash King list with Billboard. “We—Usher, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, myself—are becoming... More »

Producer Kanye: New Jay-Z Album 'Anti-Auto-Tune'

(Newser) - Kanye West says Jay-Z’s new album, Blueprint 3, will not feature the Auto-Tune effects West himself has relied on in the past, MTV reports. “We actually removed all the songs with Auto-Tune off of his album to make the point that this is an anti-Auto-Tune album,” said... More »

Jay-Z Leaves Def Jam

(Newser) - Jay-Z confirmed to RapRadar today that he has left Def Jam Records after more than a decade. The news follows an unconfirmed report on HitsDailyDouble that the rapper bought out his contract for $5 million. Jay-Z, 39, owed Def Jam one more album, but he was eager to move on... More »

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