(AllHipHop News) It has been three years since Jay Z released his last studio album. While there have been hints that the Brooklyn icon is possibly working on a follow-up to Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay has not given any official word about his next LP. But longtime production partner Just Blaze says he has a ton of Hov’s music stashed away.
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Blaze spoke with Spin about his contribution to Beyoncé’s new smash album Lemonade. The discussion also included the New Jersey native revealing he has more than two LPs worth of musical work from Jay.
“A lot of people, when they work with Beyoncé or artists of that stature in general, there’s usually a number of [Non-Disclosure Agreements] involved and you go through a process. With me, there wasn’t much of any of that because I’ve known her for years and I’ve worked with Jay for almost 14, 15 years,” said Just Blaze. “Obviously, it’s never going to be an issue of security with me. I mean, I have at least two albums worth of Jay Z material sitting in my vault. So it’s not that they ever have to worry about me leaking records or releasing information. I give people sneak peeks when it’s appropriate or when the artists want to do it.”
Recently, Blaze unveiled a previously unreleased track from Jay during a DJ set for DJCity’s MikiDz Show. The unused song was created during The Blueprint 3 studio sessions.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade includes the Just Blaze produced cut “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar. According to Just, both he and Bey’s team had the idea of adding Kendrick to the record, but before he could suggest getting a verse from the TDE rapper, someone in Beyoncé’s camp had already made the connection.