Jay-Z Talks "Blueprint 3"
"For me, the process of making an album is difficult with so many things going on," he told MTV. "And me, I wanna make it beyond and above. I'm gonna take my time with it. I don't have any quotas, and that's a good thing. It may be too freeing. It's a good thing and a bad thing. You know, I think I need some restrictions. 'Cause if I had restrictions, I would have done it in three weeks. I would have made what I believe to be a great piece of art."
Months ago, Kanye West spoke on the album, which many believe will be entirely produced by Yeezy [click to read].
"He wanted to do a few more joints, so he kinda pushed it back. Now we're gonna go in and just work on some more records. So I got some more stuff to kill it with! I think [Jay pushed the album back because] 'Swagger' just did so incredible. We wanted to go up [and make sure] everything was on that level."
Jay also added that "Brooklyn (We Go Hard)" [click to listen] is currently on the new album.
"I actually recorded a lot of records already. You know, all those records that leaked [online] were on 'The Blueprint 3'."
In addition to being one of the most talked about albums, it will also be his last on Def Jam. While he did sign a very lucrative deal with Live Nation [click to read], no official word has been given in regards to his distribution.