Jay-Z: No ‘Blueprint 3’ in 2008

Despite speculation that Jay-Z would release The Blueprint 3 by the end of 2008, it now looks as though Jigga won’t be filling any stockings in time for Christmas.

After dropping three new tracks, “Jockin’ Jay-Z,” “Swagger Like Us,” and “History,” all this year, rumors mounted that Hov would release a new album by December.

“I never said that. I don’t know where that comes from,” Jay-Z told Angie Martinez on Hot 97 last week.

Kanye West furthered the claim to MTV News. “He wanted to do a few more joints, so he kinda pushed it back. Now we’re gonna go in and just work on some more records.”