JAY-Z EXPLAINS “THE BLUEPRINT 3” MESSAGE, “THE SUBJECT MATTER IS RIGHT NOW”

by 2woLetterz

Jay-Z

Jay-Z recently spoke on the motivation behind his highly-anticipated The Blueprint 3 album and explained why the project, in his words, should be labeled a “new classic.”
“I don’t think [the year-long wait] changed the music any,” Jay said in the October 2009 XXL Magazine. “You can look at it both ways. The Blueprint was all natural. You could tell the rawness of the spontaneous thoughts — It’s just process…I don’t think The Blueprint was bad. But this album has to come out. It’s just really cohesive. It feels really good…I keep using this phrase ‘new classic,’ because it has classic sounds and instrumentation, like how music was recorded before. That’s why the whole album cover [features] white instruments just left in the corner, no color. It’s all about the instruments. It feels classic in that approach, but it’s new subject matter, new flows. It’s not like an Amy Winehouse thing: a take on what was already done. I mean, if you listen to ‘D.O.A.’ just the sax alone, those type of sounds. The subject matter is right now. It’s a hot-button issue right now.” (XXL Magazine)
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