Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Details on Jay-Z's 'Kingdom Come'

From Nobody Smiling:

After a somewhat half hearted attempt at early retirement, Jay Z is most definitely coming back with a bang. His album 'Kingdom Come' destined to drop on November 21st on Rocafella/Def Jam has features from Southern stars T.I and Bun
B who Jay collaborated with on 'Big Pimpin' with back in 2000. He also features fellow Rocafella co-horts, Memphis Bleek, Beenie Segal and Tru Life. Also showing up on this project will be Beyonce who returned the favor of his guest appearances on her recently released Birthday. She aids her man on a track titled 'You Remind Me'.

Production on the album can't get any better than this, Dr Dre adds his magic to a track featuring Mary J Blige called 'Tears' and Eminem produces and also features on 'Shades of Grey'. Other producers down with El Presidente on this come back which is slated to move approx. 1.5 million units the first week it hits shelves are, The Neptunes, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Rick Rubin and The Runners.

Keeping pretty much to the same blueprint (no pun intended) as The 'Black Album', the additional cast members like the aforementioned Dr.Dre, Eminem and Chris Martin who along with band members Cold Play feature on the self titled track 'Til Kingdom Come', only enhance the standard of what we expect from Brooklyns finest.

SMH at Jay moving 1.5 million units the first week and I gotta ask, how bad will Eminem show up Jay on his own track this time around?