As one of the most talked about artists in the history of the genre, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 has been the topic of conversation since it was announced. With production from Kanye West, No I.D., and Timbaland, the album stands as one of the most anticipated discs of the year. Now, with the release date approaching, Jay is ready to unveil his artwork and tracklisting.

Kid Cudi, Rihanna, Nas, Drake are slated to be guest stars on the album, according to the unofficial tracklisting.

The artwork for the album is a celebration of musical instruments. It features various instruments painted white with a white background and three red stripes in front of this to signify that this is the third in the Blueprint series.

The tracklisting, which has made its rounds on the net, features information that may or may not change between now and the album’s September 11 release date.

1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)

2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)

3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)

4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)

5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West)

6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)

7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)

8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)

9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)

10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)

11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)

12. Forever Young (Feat. Mr. Hudson, Produced by Kanye West)

13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)

Bonus Tracks:

14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)

15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)

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