Ok, now I know we do our ‘new Jay-Z album speculation story’ every week, but this time it’s official bitches!
Young Hova has been speaking with Entertainment Weekly and revealed various morsels of information in regards to the new album Kingdom Come due 20th November . He was supposedly retired after 2003’s The Black Album but after numerous guest spot and remix appearances the inevitable has happened. “It was the worst retirement, maybe, in history,” Jay admits, acknowledging that most people didn’t believe it any way, “''I believed it, '' he insists. ''I believed it for two years.” But thank god he changed his mind! “Something, when you love it, is always tugging at you and itching, and I was putting it off and putting it off. I started fumbling around to see if it felt good,”
So what’s Beyonce’s other half got to say about the new album? “It's more in the vein of The Black Album than The Blueprint, I've been experimenting with things, different types of music.” Producers confirmed include Kanye West, Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, Timbaland, Cool & Dre, The Runners, Chris Martin from Coldplay…HOLD UP! RWD And Come Again! Chris Martin from Coldplay?!? “We met at a charity dinner and just really kept in touch. He sent me these beautiful chords for this song called Beach Chair. I had Dre put some drums on it. It's really, really incredible.”So what more can we expect to hear on the disc? Most Kings is inspired by a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting (which he owns). Whilst Lost Ones is about losing his nephew in a car crash, “One of the most crushing things that ever happened to me was losing my nephew,'' Jigga explains. “As you mature you realize that being vulnerable isn't weak. You realise that a man is himself.” And the title track is inspired by a 1996 comic in which Superman comes out of retirement to save the world.
Hov is still hoping to get Rick Rubin, Eminem, DJ Premier (the OTHER Chris Martin) and obviously Beyonce on board.
As we previously reported the first single is called Show Me What You Got and will be out next week. Jay’s currently on a world tour which kicked off in a chilly night in Krakow, Poland on 9th September and will be in the UK later this week.
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