Jay-Z enlists Pharrell, Empire Of The Sun, Rihanna for 'The Blueprint 3'

Rapper reveals tracklisting and cover art for album

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Jay-Z has confirmed that his new album 'The Blueprint 3' will feature Kanye West, Empire Of The Sun's Luke Steele and Rihanna.

A post on the rapper's website, Jay-Z.com, revealed the complete tracklisting of the new album, along with the front cover art (pictured).

Jay-Z.com shows an image depicting the album's tracklisting, stating that other acts who will appear on it are Mr Hudson, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Drake, Swiss Beatz and Pharrell Williams.

There is no mention of MGMT, who in July were rumoured to be collaborating with Jay-Z on the album, due out on September 11.

Meanwhile, in a video interview posted on Rapbasement.com, Jay-Z talked about his hopes for the album.

"The whole thing about this album, how I approached it, is I wanted to make a new classic," he explained.

To watch the video scroll down and click below.

The tracklisting for 'The Blueprint 3' is:

'What We Talkin' About' (feat. Luke Steele of Empire Of The Sun)
'Thank You'
'D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)'
'Run This Town' (feat. Rihanna and Kanye West)
'Empire State of Mind' (feat. Alicia Keys)
'As It Gets' (feat. Young Jeezy)
'One' (feat. Swizz Beatz)
'Off That' (feat. Drake)
'A Star Is Born' (feat. J. Cole)
'Venus vs. Mars'
'Already Home' (feat. Kid Cudi)
'Hate' (feat. Kanye West)
'Reminder'
'So Ambitious' (feat. Pharrell)
'Young Forever' (feat. Mr. Hudson)


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