The Jay-Z machine is running on all cylinders with about three weeks until Blueprint 3 drops on 9/11. He covers XXL for like the 100th time and gives what appears to be a great interview. Here is a quote from Jigga on his place in hip-hop history:
“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight-boom, boom, boom-back to back. We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”
What a reminder! This issue is due out on newsstands Sept. 15th.