Jay-Z Hints At A Solo And Another Throne Album Next Year
Hov revealed to MTV News that, not only is he considering dropping a solo album, but also potentially re-joining forces with ‘Ye for another Throne banger.
“It depends on how this thing finishes up,” Jay said in reference to his and Kanye’s current Watch the Throne Tour. “We — I say ‘we’ because I’m in Throne mode — we’re in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we’re really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone.”
It’s been two years since Jay dropped his last LP, The Blueprint 3, but back in July, during an intimate listening session for the then-unreleased WTT in New York City, Jay revealed to a room of media insiders that he had two songs already recorded for his yet-untitled 11th solo album. He hasn’t talked about it much since.
Kanye, on the other hand, released his last solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in 2010, which was a musical success, but was noticeably absent from the Album of the Year category when Grammy nominations were announced last month. During a December 1 Throne concert in his hometown of Chicago, Yeezy addressed the snub, blaming himself for releasing two masterpieces, MBDTF and Watch the Throne in the same year.
“Don’t worry, because me and Hov are gonna keep on making shit,” he told the crowd.
Jay, who on Thursday (December 8) announced a pair of charity concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, didn’t give official word about when fans can expect any of the three projects.—Gina Montana