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Jay-Z Explains Roc Nation Album Delays (Audio)

Posted By on August 2, 2011

     As we reported yesterday, Jay-Z stopped by New York's Hot 97 radio station to speak with Angie Martinez about multiple topics. Beyond discussing the Kanye West beef rumors, Jigga explained why it takes so much time to release an album through his Roc Nation label. Jay-Z says he likes to build an artist up before releasing music, unlike most labels who put out singles easily.

"J. Cole is pretty close, he's coming out in September," Jay told Angie Martinez on August 1st. "He's got a great album. Jay Electronica is working on a great album as well. He's pretty close. Bridget Kelly just released — her debut song, 'Thinking About Forever' — For me, if you're gonna come sign to Roc Nation, just realize it's going to take a second. I'm into artists. I'm not really into putting a single out. It takes a minute to build artists. It's just true. You can't come off the street and make a classic. Rarely does that happen. Lauryn Hill was in the business for 700 years before she put out the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She had to go through some things. You have to go through some things." (Hot 97)

Jay-Z – Explains Roc Nation Album Delays

  • Real Talk

    She’s too old to be a lessy


    Album Is good For Going To Sleep Too! Def Not One of Hovas Best

  • ursocalledgod

    sooooo he DID give hime 20 million..smh an advance is just like a loan and it came out of rock nations / jays pockets. he never said he gifted him anything.