Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3” Out Early

September 8, 2009 by Jeanne Dupuis  
Filed under Music

Jay-Z was set to drop his Blueprint 3 album this Friday to commemorate the release of the first Blueprint album on September 11, 2001 (which debuted at #1 despite the fact that it came out on the same day as the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon).
the blueprint 3
I’m guessing Hova’s entrepreneurial skills beat out any nostalgia since he’s chosen to bless the world with his third installment on a Tuesday, just like virtually every other artist.  People look for new releases on that day of the week – not Fridays – so I think the change in launch dates was a smart idea.

The album features the song “Run This Town” on which Jay collaborated with Rihanna and Kanye West.

I haven’t heard a full preview but if it is anywhere near as good as his American Gangster album, I’ll be pretty happy.  Here’s the track listing for Blueprint 3:

  1. What We Talkin’ About (Jay-Z + Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun)
  2. Thank You
  3. D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
  4. Run This Town (Jay-Z + Rihanna + Kanye West)
  5. Empire State Of Mind (Jay-Z + Alicia Keys)
  6. Real As It Gets (Jay-Z + Young Jeezy)
  7. On To The Next One (Jay-Z + Swizz Beatz)
  8. Off That (Jay-Z + Drake)
  9. A Star Is Born (Jay-Z + J. Cole)
  10. Venus Vs. Mars
  11. Already Home (Jay-Z + Kid Cudi)
  12. Hate (Jay-Z + Kanye West)
  13. Reminder
  14. So Ambitious (Jay-Z + Pharrell)
  15. Young Forever (Jay-Z + Mr Hudson)

image: Amazon

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