The ostensible cover to Blueprint 3. As Sean Fennessey pointed out, Jay seems to be taking several pages from the 808s & Heartbreak handbook. And, speaking of Kanye, he produced basically all of the record, it seems:
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)
Conspicuously missing from the original Blueprint roll call: Just Blaze. Conspicuously missing from the slew of ostensible leaks off this record: “Jockin’ Jay-Z,” “Swagga Like Us,” “Brooklyn We Go Hard,” and “History.” None of which we will miss. Conspicuously looming classic/massive disappointment: “Empire State Of Mind,” featuring Nas. We shall see.
The Blueprint 3 [Jay-Z]
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3 Artwork & Tracklist [2DopeBoyz]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 3, 2009