Rap mogul Jay-Z must have something big up his sleeve by topping off recent in-studio Raekwon and Drake sessions with none other than his one-time rap foe Nas.
Along with Nasty Nas, a new photo shows Young Hov clocking in studio time with close friends Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.
If there was a competition for hip hop collaborations, then this would surely be the “Dream Team” — Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland. The foursome have been snapped together in the studio, and they’re seemingly in good spirits as they pour over some tunes. The well-connected Lenny S–aka the “Kodak Man” – shared the photo to the 44,000-plus followers of his “Kodaklens” Instagram page. His caption reads: “JAY x JT x NAS x TIMBO Rat Pack sh*t. For some this is “Work”… For us it’s just Fun. #RocNation” Quite what the fruits of those “fun” sessions sound like is the big unanswered question. (Billboard)
Last month, Jay had the Internet rumbling over a snapshot with Young Money’s Drake.
And another Jay-Z collaboration is on the horizon. After Raekwon instagrammed a picture of himself and Hove a couple of days ago, another pic of Jay and Drake has now surfaced. The picture was taken by Lenny Santiago, the longtime A&R over at Def Jam and friend of Jay. This caption has been added: “Warning: Please be very afraid of the music we’re working on. OVO x ROCNATION” As we know, Drizzy is working on his new album Nothing Was The Same this summer, it is also rumored that Jay-Z is working on a full-length as well. (Hype Trak)
Earlier the same week, a photo of Jigga and Raekwon together landed on the Internet.
Jay-Z and Raekwon on the same track? It’s pretty much a dream come true for 90s rap heads. Both are wizards with the drug rap and crimes tales but from two completely different sides of the hustlers spectrum. However, they definitely share some common ground and have helped keep the integrity in New York rap. Thanks to Lenny S., we know a collabo is on the way. Was the RZA there?? Please. (Miss Info TV)
Along with the potential music collaborations, Jay has also kept busy on the business side of the entertainment industry.
Jay-Z is about to ink a hugely lucrative deal with Samsung Mobile, sources tell Page Six. The contract is said to be worth as much as $20 million. One source said, “The eight-figure deal will be inked in the next few weeks, and is the biggest of its kind. You can speculate that he’ll want to develop some kind of new music-streaming service to promote his acts and music on mobile devices.” (New York Post)