Jay-Z Says Solo LP, Second Throne Album Could Arrive In 2012

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By Rob Markman

Jay-Z and Kanye West are still finishing up dates on their Watch the Throne tour, but the two have already considered releasing a follow up joint album, in addition to his 11th solo LP in 2012. “It depends on how this thing finishes up,” Jay said in reference to their current road dates. “We — I say ‘we’ because I’m in Throne mode — we’re in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we’re really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone.”

Back in July, during an intimate listening session for the then-unreleased WTT, Jay revealed to a room of reporters that he had two songs already recorded for his yet-untitled 11th solo album but hasn’t talked about it very much since.

It’s been two years since Jigga dropped his last LP, The Blueprint 3. Kanye, on the other hand, released his last solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in 2010. It was both a commercial and critical success, but was noticeably absent from the Album of the Year category when Grammy nominations were announced last month. During a December 1 Throne concert in his hometown of Chicago, Yeezy addressed the snub, surprisingly blaming himself for releasing Fantasy and Watch the Throne in the same year. “Don’t worry, because me and Hov are gonna keep on making sh–,” he told the crowd.

Jay, who on Thursday announced a pair of charity concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, didn’t give official word about when fans can expect any of the three projects, but he is definitely in his zone!

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