Finally: New Jay-Z in September


According to Billboard and others, Jay-Z will announce a September 11 release date for The Blueprint 3 — via his Roc Nation label with distribution through Atlantic Records — at Sunday's Hot 97 Summer Jam show at Giants Stadium. There's still some disagreement over whether the deal with Atlantic is for all Roc Nation albums, or if it's just a one-off for BP3. Historians will remember that Jigga's original Blueprint album came out on September 11, 2001, so it's weird that he'd want to try that again. [Billboard]