No I.D. On Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3, “[It’s] Like 808s & Heartbreak But More Hip-Hop”

While there is no release date in sight, the anticipation continues to bubble on Jay-Z’s forthcoming album, Blueprint 3. Kanye West mentor and frequent collaborator No I.D. recently spoke on the disc, hinting on how it’s shaping up.

In an interview with Jasiri X, the Chicago producer, who also worked on Jay’s American Gangster, said that him and Kanye are collaborating on Blueprint together.

“I’ma say we were doing Blueprint 3 when we did ‘Heartless,’” he said. “’Heartless’ made 808s and Heartbreak happen and all that is related but everything in Blueprint 3 is like 808s and Heartbreak but more hip-hop. So they related than Jay brings it around to make it hip-hop credible.”

No. I.D. is confident about the fans’ reaction to Jigga’s 10th solo album. “[There’s] some records on there,” he smirked. “That record is also gonna be a record that grows on people in a certain way and in a certain amount of time it’s gonna be a full-fledged classic.”

As of press time it is still uncertain what label Blueprint 3 will be released on, Def Jam or Hov’s Roc Nation label on Live Nation. – Elan Mancini

  • venemez

    RELAPSE

    SORRY HOV.

    • mo

      Dont worry Jay fans Hov doesn’t know how to come wack…How many classics does this nigga need to slap ya’ll with? 8 straight summers my nigga, nobody has done it better.

  • $ykotic

    Interesting mix there. We gonna see…

  • Pierzy

    Let’s hope it’s closer to Blueprint & American Gangster than Blueprint 2 & Kingdom Come.

  • General

    I don’t know bout this…

    I think Jay just needs to keep his mic locked up.

    • Phil

      Why not just NOT buy the record? Just sound like a bunch of jealous rappers begging for a grown man to do something you probably wouldn’t do yourself.

  • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

    “Blueprint 3 is like 808s and Heartbreak but more hip-hop.”

    Kill me now, please.

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    Jasiri X representing Pittsburgh, PA

    • http://www.yahoo.com Jay Nizzy_MW

      412 all in ya area…..more to come bastaads

  • http://xxl All Dae

    everything in Blueprint 3 is like 808s and Heartbreak but more hip-hop.

    What the hell does that mean?

    • Jordan

      It means this album is gonna suck ball sack

  • Mutada al sader the king

    ^Like his last two… (Waits for the stans to come and defend one as “grown man music” and the other as “a concept album”..

    Dont come back

  • kashrulz

    “Blueprint 3 is like 808s and Heartbreak but more hip-hop”

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “That record is also gonna be a record that grows on people in a certain way and in a certain amount of time it’s gonna be a full-fledged classic.”

    the use of ‘growing on people” means it’s songs no one gets. But radio djs are gonna play it excessively to the point where you can’t get it out your head.

  • The_Truth

    ***IIIiiiii don’t know about this one. . .American Gangster didn’t get but a two month rotation from me.. . .haven’t really played Jay’s album “like that” since the Black Album.

    Where you at Killer Mike, drop something!

  • Curtis75Black

    I read the bulletin and all I could do was laugh. 808 but more Hip Hop, Really. If that’s the case and his fans are gonna back it, niggas better check everyother cd they slept on that wasn’t his. I truly can’t call this but it’s music and his expression. Can’t wait for that new Jay-Z/Beyonce collabo.

  • RL

    Another modern day hip hop “classic”……..yawn. Patiently waiting.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Man I haven’t cared for what Jay-Z put out since Reasonable Doubt, when he was writing his shit before he started just freestyling like he is now…well, I thought American Gangster was tight I ain’t gonna lie but I only played that on my mix for like a month then gave up on it. Hopefully this one will be something and not no 808s and Heartbreak BS…please Lawd no!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    ^ Yea really that’s next. Best of both married couples. Rov<- (on purpose) and B with their new album, and variety show “The Carter Family”.. Next this nigga will be jumping on Dancing with the stars. SMH

    Niggaz is fagging out in they old age

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    EXTREMELY FUNNY SHIT ALERT

    …. BUT YA’LL NIGGAS TRIPPIN TALKIN DOWN ON JIGGA MAN…. AMERICAN GANGSTER ACTUALLY WAS A NASTY ASS CD…. AND I THINK NO I.D. COULDA COMPARED THAT HOE TO SOMETHIN OTHER THAN 808′S. I’M SURE THAT HOE GONE BE NICE SO UNTIL THEN….. MYSPACE.COM/SKINNYHANSEL

    FOLLOW DEEZ NUTS ON TWITTER.COM/ADDPLUS

  • squadwildin

    I can guarantee you Kid CUdi is givin Jay-Z ideas about song concepts. Kid cudi wrote heartless and that’s what they are hinting at.

    I hope they payin Cudi for all this work he doin

  • E20

    This the worst news I heard all year.

  • Tre

    Awwh man I can’t deal with nothing even remotely close to 808′s & Heartbreak. Guess I’ll be burning someone else’s copy

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Well all know what Shawn’s capable of, but this is going to be somewhat of a challenge, what with Beyonce sporting the trousers now. If she doesn’t approve of his tracklisting, we may be facing another date push back.

    Nah, for real though, if Jay can fall somewhere between “Born Like This (DOOM)” lyrically & “Deeper Than Rap (Ross)” beatwise, he’ll come out on top this year.

    Otherwise, he may have to go ahead & bring Memphis out of purgatory.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      *UPDATE

      DOOM might’ve been a little ambitious, but I’m pretty sure y’all get what I meant. As long as he doesn’t disappoint with the wordplay/delivery. DOOM is on fucking cruise control right now!

    • El Tico Loco

      He’s already got a strike comparing it to 808′s and I really wasn’t checking for Kanye on that. He needs to bring his RD quality bars.

  • http://cocaine80s.com No ID

    I can’t get my comment??

    My quote is…
    “BP3 is not an 808′s & Heartbreak… I said we were working on BP3 when we started 808′s…”

    Meaning, not all sample beats! And the album has gone through changes since that interview…

    • 313Dawg

      Man..please dont explain shoot to these cats..your work speaks for itself..How soon niggs 4get!! I personally cant wait 4 the joint!! Do yo thang man!!

    • E20

      Now thats whats up! Not all sample beats!

      If this the real No ID, the 100s want to know whats the deal with that Mikkey Halsted project? You got any singles on that?

  • Stylistic

    Jay hasn’t made a decent album since The Black Album! As we all know, Kingdome Come was garbage, and American Gangster was the same album as Kingdom come, the only difference is there were only 3 or 4 good songs on it, but because he’s Jay he got a grammy for it. Next release should be interesting but I don’t know if he’s going the 808 rout he might fall off even more then he already has…..

  • Sven

    this can’t be good

  • mazemayhim

    (reads the article) that’s how niggas feel…(reads various comments) I hope Jay reads this also. Don’t make Blueprint 3 cuz. Now to go back to listening to Dead Presidents 3 aka the very last song I ever liked by Hov

  • romil

    As long as he aint singing autotune it should be hot. Yall cant be too close minded, everybody wants something different with this hiphop when somebody steps outside the box they start complaining.

  • Mike

    u niggas are stupid, NO ID was talkin about the actual music of 808′s & Heartbreak, the drums synths and violin set ups that made the beats on 808′s so dope, that whats in relation to BP3 not subject matter, i never understood y ppl take time out the day to hate on hov and rag on him, if ur not a fan ur not a fan, kool, but takin shots at him for no reason is sad, stop hating and jus wait till the album drop to form an opinion, assholes

  • The_Truth

    ***It should be very obvious now what Dame Dash meant to Rocafella. . .they’ve never had the same persona since he left. Kanye would’ve NEVER become the lead of the entire label.

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    the beats on 808 and heartbreaks were crazy. The subject matter was very different, and it wasn’t any hard punchlines like some people need to relate, but it was some real music. Reasonable doubt took time to grow on people because it was over people’s heads. What’s wrong with thinking?

    As for Relapse. All the singles off Relapse ain’t making any noise.

  • lil dizzy

    hova gunna go hard herd some of tha albem already and its gunna be one of those albems dat everyones talks bout for years and dats real

  • WuMaster

    He needs to throw in the towel I’m a hova fan but he has no subject matter and i don’t give a fuck about banging beyonce and selling dope 15 years ago

  • Stoh

    Jay-z Loves biting Kanye ever since the dropout droped.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KIN CAMELL

    PEACE, FROM THE BAY!

    JAY + KANYE = PIPPEN + JORDAN (SCORING AND THE ASSIST ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT)

    COME VIBE;
    KIN CAMELL (GOOGLE THAT)
    MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE
    KIN CAMELL@IMEEM.COM

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS

  • kenny

    IF U NOT IN TO JAY THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP . CAUSE AMERICAN GANGSTER WAS A GREAT ALBUM . BEST ALBUM BEHIND BLUEPRINT , REASONABLE DOUBT, DYNASTY, BLACK ALBUM , HARDKNOCK VOL 2

  • Jexico

    who even cares about this dude anymore? Blueprint 4.89 whatever, it’s going to be boring like the last couple of joints

  • lewis

    i gotta trust Jay-Z and Kanye to bring out some bad ass songs. But “Blueprint 3 is like 808s and Heartbreak but more hip-hop.” worrys me, this album will either be great or total shambles.

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