Business wise, Jay-Z has been back on his grind recently with the announcement of a new musical festival that he will be curating as well as releasing his new Cognac drink, D’Usse. However, a recent interview with Billboard has the rapper stating that he won’t be getting back into the studio for a while, since the birth of baby Blue Ivy.
Straight after the announcement of the Made In America music festival, Jay sat down for a number of interviews, and spoke about being a new dad. He says, “I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter. I want to enjoy this time for what it is.”
So maybe talks of a second Watch The Throne album happening soon were a bit too presumptuous on our part, as the rapper isn’t in a rush to make any more music at the moment. “I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point.”
Combining business with music, Jay talks about Roc Nation‘s new partnership with dance-based music management company, Three Six Zero Group, and how he feels about the dance/electro craze that has hit the mainstream recently.
“I love revolutions. Hip-hop was a revolution. Grunge was a revolution. Electronic dance music feels like a revolution, it feels like the kids’ music. I just wanna be a part of it, we have a huge footprint in it which is great for us.”
With 70% of the acts already confirmed for the Made In America musical festival, the full line-up will be announced May 21st.