Usually Jigga knocks out an album in a few weeks but his new project, "The Blueprint 3," seems to be taking forever. Wheen asked about a release date, Jay-Z said "I really don't, to be honest for you. If I don't have any time constraints, I'll mess around, I'll never get it done. I'll be Axl Rose out here! It'll be 12 years later and we'll be talking about Chinese Democracy. I really like the [time constraints]. But whatever happens, [the album] may turn out better, 'cause it'll be done when it's right."
Kanye West recently talked about the project saying “I just did one beat the other day in Hawaii — probably one of the best hip-hop beats of all time, if I do say so myself. I just gotta do three more beats and we're done, 'cause he's got classics. He's got songs that are better than any of the things you've heard leaked." When it comes to working with Kanye, Jigga says "Right now, Kanye is making a new batch of music that's going to be phenomenal, and at the end of the day, when it's ready for the people, then we'll serve it up."