Jay-Z has started recording tracks for a new solo album.
The rapper, who recently teamed up with Kanye West for their collaborative LP ‘Watch The Throne’, has already made some headway on the follow-up to his 2009 effort ‘The Blueprint 3’, according to producer No ID.
He played me a couple of things. I gave him some music while we were at the ‘Watch The Throne’ sessions. But with Jay, you never know what he’s really doing, thinking, planning until it’s really done. I’m sure he’ll make a decision one day to make an album very quickly, like he usually does.
The producer and recently promoted Def Jam Executive Vice President of A&R worked with Jay-Z on his previous album and he’s hoping to get on board for the new record.
No ID told Billboard.com:
He’s one of the best, period. I think he’s at a place where he has visions of what he wants to do, and it’s not really dependent on any of us. It’s dependent on his vision and he’s going to do it, [and] hopefully I’ll be involved.
The duo used a sample of soul singer Syl Johnson‘s ‘Different Strokes’, but according to Johnson‘s publishers, have done so without his permission or any money changing hands.