Jay Z Reportedly Working On New Music
Is Hov ready to return with his 13th studio album? According to talk in the industry Jay Z is currently working on music. Statik Selektah appeared on The Combat Jack Show, and the producer mentioned the Roc Nation boss could be putting together new records.
The production mind behind the Statik KXNG joint album with Kxng Crooked was asked which other artists he would like to work with in the future. His first answer was Jay Z. When questioned if Jay was working on something at the moment, Statik replied, “Yeah, I heard he was.”
Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke added more fuel to the speculation his former business partner could be back in the studio. Biggs revealed in an interview with the Rap Radar podcast that Jay told him he planned to make one more album.
Biggs supposedly responded to Jay’s one final LP comment by saying, “Come on man. You’re too close to the Beatles now.” The iconic rock band’s total of 19 #1 albums is currently the all-time record for any act. Jay is in second place with 13.
Another Roc affiliate shared his belief that Jay is actually retired for good. Memphis Bleek recently expressed his mentor was unlikely to release another album. While it is not clear if the Brooklyn Hip Hop legend has another solo effort in the works, there have also been rumors swirling for several years that Jay and his wife Beyoncé are teaming up for a collaborative project.
Listen to Statik Selektah’s interview below.