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The Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2013

2. Jay-Z, TBA

Release Date: 7/4/2013
Label: Roc Nation
Producers: The-Dream, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz
Guests: Nas, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Drake, Raekwon
Singles: TBA

We know very little about Jay-Z's upcoming album at this point. There is no title and no single; just a rumored release date.

We do know, though, that Hov has been working. Pictures have made the rounds online showing him in the studio with Nas, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Drake, and Raekwon. The-Dream has talked about working on the album in interviews, although he offered no information on what is being done. And we've heard two records in the last few months: "$100 Bill" from The Great Gatsby soundtrack and of course, "Open Letter," his response to controversy surrounding his visit to Cuba and selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets franchise. It might be premature to talk about what to expect from the album, but know that when it is time, the music world will shut down and take notice. —Dharmic X

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