A new album from Jay-Z is no longer a rumor since the rapper himself confirmed the project during Kanye West's Glow in the Dark concert where he became a guest star. At his Madison Square Garden concert on Wednesday, August 6, West called out Jay-Z to join him on stage to perform "Jockin' Jay-Z" which is speculated to be one of the tracks from the new album.
West said during the performance that the song was recorded while he was in Hawaii. Rapper Memphis Bleek provided further explanation, saying that West has produced the beats especially for Jay-Z. To Billboard.com Bleek said, "Kanye just brought him a new beat called 'Brooklyn'. You know Jay though, he's always changing his mind. It's going to be a masterpiece though. Kanye gave him some beats where I told Jay that I'm hating on him for having them. The beats are like new rhythms with old drums. Just picture Jay-Z having four records like 'Encore'". The latest mentioned title is a track that became a popular single in Jay-Z's 2003 album "The Black Album".
"Jockin' Jay-Z" takes a jab at Oasis' frontman Noel Gallagher who had a history of dissing Jay-Z as the headliner of Glastonbury this year. In the song Jay-Z raps "That bloke from Oasis said I couldn't play guitar / somebody shoulda told him I'm a f*cking rock star / today is gonna be the day that I'm gonna throw it back to you."
The 11th and final studio album for Def Jam will be titled "The Blueprint 3". No release date has been set but it's known that Sean C and LV who worked on Jay-Z's last album "American Gangster" will be back supplying production duties. After putting "Blueprint 3" on the market, Jay-Z will start recording for Live Nation that earned a huge deal with the rapper earlier this year.
Jay-Z performing "Jockin' Jay-Z" at Kanye West's concert.