Jay-Z confirms new album release date

"I am happy to be officially back," says rapper

Jay-Z has confirmed details of his new album ’Kingdom Come’.

The record will be released on on November 20, followed by single ’Show Me What You Got’ on December 3.

’Kingdom Come’ is the rapper’s first album in three years and the follow up to 2003’s ’The Black Album’, after which Jay-Z claimed to have “retired”.

In a statement, the rapper explained: “I thought I was retired but my passion for music had other plans for me. I am overwhelmed with the initial record breaking response. I am happy to be officially back… I can’t wait til ya’ll hear the album.”

A tracklisting for ’Kingdom Come’ has yet to be announced. It is rumoured to feature Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and Kanye West.

Meanwhile the video for ’Show Me What You Got’ – which briefly leaked online causing it to gain airplay early – was shot in Monaco by F Gary Gary and features race car drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr and Danica Patrick.

Jay-Z is now shooting commercials for the ’Let The Truth Be Told’ campaign, where in eight different 30 second clips he will discuss his ‘truths’, including competition, talent and legacy.