Jay-Z's Next Album To Be A Concept Record, Young Guru Says

Speaking with the Hip Hop Chronicle UK at the Fader Fort last month at Austin, TX’s South By Southwest music festival noted deejay and longtime Jay-Z engineer Young Guru dropped a few hints as to the state of two of Hip Hop’s most highly anticipated projects.

Speaking first about the Jay’s collaborative album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, Young Guru offered some promising information, “Watch The Throne is almost done.” When pressed on why it had been delayed slightly he elaborated, saying, “’Ye’s records grow. If you listen to a Kanye record when if first starts it’s in one form. And he adds stuff, takes away stuff. He’s a real perfectionist. So that’s what he does, he grows his records. We’re in the process of just finalizing the album.”

Next, board manipulator spoke on Jay-Z Blueprint III follow up, revealing that Jigga has a theme in mind for the record but holding back further details. “Once we get done with [Watch the Throne] Jay’s gonna start another album which I can’t tell you the concept of yet. [But] it’s an incredible concept,” Young Guru said, “It’s in a different lane; it’s a different thing for him to do. When people see it they’re gonna be like, 'Oh wow! He should have done that with, like, the first album!' It’s incredible.”