: SOHH Exclusive: Hip-Hop Heavyweights Weigh In On 4th Quarter Releases

Thursday, Oct 9, 2008 4:31PM

Written by Danica Dow

Jay-Z and Beyonce

With a slew of big releases coming in the fourth quarter including albums from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ludacris and 50 Cent, SOHH spoke to some of hip-hop's biggest names to find out what they're looking forward to.

"Fourth quarter is always when the big boys come out, when the Jay-Zs and the Nas' drop, when 50 and Kanye drop," said Terrance J, host of BET's video countdown show "106 & Park." 

Personally, Terrance is looking forward to hearing Kanye's new album, 808's and Heartbreak which is due to hit stores on November 25th and the heavily hyped third disc in Jay-Z's Blueprint series.  "Hopefully that Jay-Z Blueprint 3.  I been hearing some records off of that.  Hopefully that'll come out."

Terrance isn't the only one who is looking forward to hearing more cuts from The Blueprint 3.  Young Money recording artist, Tyga is also interested in seeing what Jay will bring beyond the first single, "Jockin' Jay-Z."

"I am looking forward to Jay because Jay just gon' switch it up," Tyga told SOHH.  "Jay probably not even gon' rap in English.  Jay, man, he's so creative I want to see what he's on now."

Songwriter turned singer Sean Garrett is more interested in what Jay's wife Beyonce will bring to the table this quarter, mainly because he worked on the project. "You know I been working on Beyonce's new album so I know B gon come out and kick over the door!  I'm excited about that. I got some really hot joints on that album."

Ludacris also expressed excitement for his own work. When asked what albums he was looking forward to, the ATL rapper cited his own, "Theater of the Mind baby!  It is a fourth quarter release."

Luda's album is scheduled to be released on November 25th. We may also see releases from Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Andre 3000 before the year's end. Regardless of the final release schedule, fourth quarter is sure to be thrilling.

"It's a real exciting time for '106 & Park' to be able to use our platform," said Terrance J.  "Fourth quarter is a real exciting time."


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