Although slim with details on Jay Z’s new audio magic, Mensa said fans should expect greatness from Jigga.
“They’re just smart people, really good people. That’s something I find as I meet more people in this industry: some of the top dogs are the kindest and in a sense most humble. A lot of people feel themselves when they don’t really have a right to. Hov and Beyoncé are people that I’ve seen, on mad occasions, just be real cool to people that they don’t know. Beyoncé has that queen personality where she makes people feel comfortable. Well, I mean, she probably makes people feel mad uncomfortable because they’re super fans, but she’s super cool to people that I’ve seen her interact with and she always has been really nice to me. As far as music, all I can say is that Beyoncé’s tour and her album are amazing. I’ve heard a little bit of some Hov sh*t and it’s fresh as f*ck, but I can’t say anything about anything else.” (Rap-Up)
Recently, music mogul Jermaine Dupri announced Jigga has a follow-up to 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album coming.
“Me and Jay have, like, conversations that I’m sure I’m probably sure he don’t have with nobody else because that’s how we met each other,” JD said. “Our relationship from ‘Money Ain’t A Thing’ came from him taking something on a mixtape that I heard that he did repeating, ‘I’m gonna make you dance,’ something he said that sounded like what I did on the Dru Hill [song ‘In My Bed’] like, ‘Oh, dude be listening to me.’ I’m thinking this is, ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ dude – I’ve spoken to Hov, even at the Beyoncé concert. I know the name of Hov’s new album and everything right now. [laughs] Yeah, like, me and him, we’re good. [Will I get a beat on there?] It might be done. I’m just saying. I don’t know.” (Rap Radar)
A few months ago, reports claimed Jay had finished up an album with R&B wife Beyoncé.
Sources confirmed exclusively to Page Six that Jay and Bey’s surprise album is complete, and it will drop on his streaming service Tidal very soon. One source told us, “Jay and Beyoncé were never going to do an interview to address all the questions that came up after ‘Lemonade.’ It’s more their style to respond through music.” (Page Six)
In May, rumors of a Jay/Bey collaborative effort coming out soon developed online.
Long before there was Lemonade, Beyonce and Jay Z attempted to put out a joint album, sources tell Billboard, and the power couple still may see the project through in the near future. According to a source, Jay Z and Beyonce had “nearly finished” a record together but never quite did. “The label wouldn’t agree to the joint album,” says an insider of Beyonce’s longtime home at Columbia Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music. But a Sony source counters that claim, insisting that the company is “open to” partnering with the husband-and-wife team for such a project. (Billboard)