Tuesday, August 4

My Questions Have Been Answers!

Video: Jay-Z Explains Blueprint 3 Artwork

Yesterday I posted Jay-Z's artwork for his Blueprint 3 project, and I think we all were a little confused about it. One of our avid readers, tight2def, confused on the artwork, commented & wanted to know what the "concept" was behind the art. Another member, anonymous, commented and said that they liked it, that it was "conceptual."

In this video with MTV Jay explains, in detail, the meaning behind his album cover, to put the confusion to rest...

Jay explains:

“These things are like the forgotten pieces in hip-hop,” Hov explained. “It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, making gimmicks — it’s still about making music. Those things are piled in the corner. These are the forgotten things about music. It’s still about music. It’s not about radio, it’s not about making gimmicks, it’s about music. The three stripes that everybody is asking about is made from the original [number] three. The first three they made on the wall was someone carving. If you look at [the number] 3, all they did was connect lines. The whole thing about this album, how I approached it, is that I wanted to make a new classic to start that all over again — to go back to making classic albums like the ones we grew up listening to.”