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