Looks Like Jay Z Is in Album Mode
It looks like Jay Z—business mogul, philanthropist and adoring father— is all set to remind the world he is, in fact, still a rapper.
Last night, super-producer Swizz Beatz uploaded a picture of himself with the Roc Nation boss along with the caption, "They don't even know what's about to happen 😂😂😂🙏🏽 Album ModeZone⚡️."
While Swizz's post shouldn't be looked at as an official announcement, it feels like it's as close as we'll get to new information on Jay's forthcoming project. If you've followed Hov's career, you already know he and Swizzy have made some serious bangers together, dating all the way back to 1999's "Jigga My Nigga."
Adding more credence to Swizzy's claim—which didn't need much more of that anyway—is the fact Hov's just been made a co-headliner at this year's Made in America Festival with J. Cole. He's also been added to the Austin City Limits tour as a co-headliner alongside Chance The Rapper and Gorillaz. Is there a chance Hov performs some new music during both stops? We're not ruling it out.
Hov himself has yet to comment on a new project, but XXL has compiled a list of everything we know about the rumored album. Check out Swizz's Instagram post below.
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