The big man has written 15 songs, with the same to follow...

JAY-Z claims to have already written 15 songs for his new album, which has a working title of ‘THE BLUEPRINT’.

Speaking to MTV news in the US, the rapper said that he hopes to release a new record by November.

He said: “I got 15 [tracks] now; I’m ready for them. I usually make an album a year. If you listen to any one of my albums, it’s just the emotion and what I felt at the time.

“I had a lot going on at the time, so I had a lot to write about. Anything that [went] on in the past year is definitely gonna be included on this album.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, the rapper recorded seven songs in a single day. He added that he might “make 30” before the recording sessions are completed.