After receiving some backlash for his “Death of Autotune (DOA)” record, Jay-Z has addressed DJ Webstar‘s recent Twitter disses and blamed the rapper’s comments on his age.
In addition to Webstar, Jay also spoke briefly on the overall sound of his upcoming album, The Blueprint 3.
“Nah, he’s a young guy,” Jay explained in an interview. “So he probably, he doesn’t have a full understanding of what I’m saying. So, you know, or maybe he’ll understand one day, but right now, he’s a young guy. He doesn’t know no better…It’s a new classic, that’s what I like to call it. Kanye [West] is doing the bulk of the production, Timbaland has some incredible records on there and I’m still working on it since I got a little time and can only get better.” (WGCI)
Webstar recently called out Jay’s age upon responding to the rapper’s “Death of Autotune” song.
“Who heard old a** Jay-Z hating,” he wrote via Twitter. “Bottom line is a 40 year-old can’t relate to a 17 or 22 year-old so he could never end my career. @bowwow614 I know he’s a legend bro, just like you a legend but I don’t give a f*ck about that just ’cause you a legend don’t mean you take out my family’s mouth. At the end of the day he’s a human just like me, he ate already enough for everybody, let the young n*gga’s eat. I know y’all said he ain’t say my name but who else could he be talking about besides me and [Ron] Browz? He shouted everybody else out that do it. And I only have two songs with autotune anyway but still right is right and wrong is wrong, legend or not!” (DJ Webstar’s Twitter)
The record has reportedly been tagged as Blueprint 3‘s street single.
“First single off the new Jay-Z Blueprint 3 album coming Sunday,” DJ Skee wrote on Friday (June 5). “D.O.A. is the street track…Oh…the official OFFICIAL Jay radio single will be called ‘Off That’ and feature Drake…..Coming July…Last thing about Jay, Blueprint 3 release date IS 9/11. Same day as original Blueprint in 2001. RocNation. Atlantic hired for marketing. Sunday! (DJ Skee’s Twitter Page)
Jay’s upcoming album will be distributed by Atlantic.
“Blueprint 3, I’m ready, I got the foundation and I’m ready to blast off,” Jay said in an interview last week. “I’m pretty much at the launching pad right now. I bought my album back, I overpaid for it because I believe at this point in my career, you know, I wanted to be totally independent and free. Def Jam and Universal did a beautiful thing, they let me pay, they overcharged me a little bit, but I appreciate all the years they put into my career…I’m working with Atlantic, they gonna distribute the album. They’re dong a fantastic job and by the way, I get a chance to connect with the people I started my career with.” (Hot 97)
The Blueprint 3 will reportedly hit stores Friday, September 11th.