The Blueprint 3 is the upcoming eleventh studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, set to be released in the US on September 11, 2009 (UK released September 14). It will be the final installment in The Blueprint trilogy, preceded by the critically acclaimed The Blueprint (2001) and the commercially successful The Blueprint²: The Gift & The Curse (2002). On May 20, 2009 Jay-Z confirmed that he bought out the remainder of his contract from Def Jam Records in order to start his contract with Live Nation, and therefore The Blueprint 3 will be released under Roc Nation and distributed by Atlantic Records.
The track list has been reported as follows:
1. What We Talkin’ About (Feat. Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun) (Produced By Kanye West)
2. Thank You (Produced By No I.D.)
3. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” (Produced By No I.D.)
4. Run This Town (Feat. Kanye West and Rihanna) (Produced By Kanye West & No I.D.)
5. Empire State of Mind (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced By Kanye West & No I.D.)
6. Real as It Gets” (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced By Timbaland)
7. On to the Next One (Feat. Swizz Beatz) (Produced By Swizz Beatz)
8. Off That (Feat. Drake) (Produced By Kanye West)
9. A Star is Born (Feat. J. Cole) (Produced By Kanye West)
10. Venus vs. Mars (Produced By MGMT)
11. Already Home (Feat. Kid Cudi) (Produced By Kanye West)
12. Hate (Feat. Kanye West) (Produced By Kanye West)
13. Reminder (Produced By Timbaland)
14. So Ambitious (Feat. Pharrell) ...