Because the man simply isn’t busy enough these days — what with his upcoming album, new record company, and war on T-Pain — Jay-Z is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with Random House shingle Spiegel & Grau to write a book “commenting on and telling the stories behind his lyrics,” reports the Observer. But that’s apparently not all! Jay’s literary agent, Matthew Guma, purportedly approached publishers earlier this summer with plans for the Jiggaman to pen three books — the one being acquired by S&G, plus a memoir and a business book. Also, look out for his impending Joyce Carol Oates dis track.
Jay-Z Close to Book Deal With Spiegel & Grau [NYO]