Jay-Z Says He Won't Release New Music Anytime Soon

Jay-Z says he's going to focus on raising his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, instead of writing new raps.

Jay-Z appeared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earlier this morning to announce the two-day Budweiser “Made in America” festival, taking place in September.

While on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, Hov chopped it up with Billboard’s The Juice, explaining that he won’t be releasing new music anytime soon on account of his baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter,” said Jay. "I want to enjoy this time for what it is. I'm sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point."

He also spoke on his relationship with Anheuser Busch and why he decided to partner with the company for the “Made in America” festival. He wouldn’t reveal who is on the bill - it’s being announced on May 21st - but he said that he’s got roughly 70 percent of the lineup locked in.

“I had a relationship with Anheuser Busch going back to Bud Select [in 2006], and all those things came together and piqued my interest as another way to make an iPod playlist that's gonna play for two days live,” he said, naming who he’s currently feeling in music at the moment. “I like all the new guys in the industry as far as rap. I discovered this new song - it's not really new, but it's a song that I love by Michael Kiwanuka. I really like what he's doing. There's a bunch I just can't think of right now.”

RELATED: Jay-Z To Curate, Star In Two-Day "Made In America" Art Festival In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

103 Comments

  • chaboi614

    He really said fell off....HAAAAAAAA,,,, he never fell off what the hell u talkin bout??? HOV!!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • SCHWARZ

    YESSIR: DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GO TO THE BILLBOARD MAGAZINE WEBSITE AND READ IT? THEY ARE BASICALLY SAYING THEY PARTNERED WITH JAY Z BECAUSE HE HAS INFLUENCES ON THE YOUTH AND THEY WANT TO SELL MORE BEER. HOW CAN YOU COSIGN THIS SHIT? THEY ARE NOT ONLY USING JAY Z TO SELL THIS SHIT TO THE YOUTH BUT USING UPCOMING HIPHOP ACTS IN CERTAIN CITIES. LOOK AT WHAT CITIES THEY ARE CHOOSING PLACES LIKE PHILLY AND CHICAGO AND MIAMI HIGH MINORITY CITIES. IF YOU DONT SEE HOW MUCH A PUPPET JAYZ IS AND A SLAVE TO THE MONEY YOU NEED TO TAKE OF THE SHADES. THIS GUY DOESNT CARE ABOUT SHIT BUT HIS MONEY HE HAS SIAD IT PLENTY OF TIMES IN HIS RHYMES AS WELL THIS NIGGA MIGHT BE GOAT IN THE RAP GAME BUT HE IS NOT A GREAT PERSON ++++++++++++++++++++ SON STEPPED HIS COMMENT GAME UP BEEN TOL'U LEAVE THAT TROLL SH!T ALONE SALUTE

  • Anonymous

    WHO the fuck is this nigga always typing "N A S = G O A T"!!!??? What the fuck do this have to do with the article? Get a fuckin life, motherfucker.

  • Anonymous

    In the words of Tupac'. Fuck Jayzzzzzz"

  • Anonymous

    This nigga should of retire right after Ghetto Techno!

  • Anonymous

    Thank god no more Euro Pop shit... Fuck Austin Powers ur fake profit is a imposter! N A S = G O A T

  • Anonymous

    London bridge is fallen down! Fuck Disco Jay..

  • Anonymous

    Good move, but sucks no more Jay music for a bit, be waiting for the return!

  • Anonymous

    So Jay-z fell off more than any other rapper, but you acknowledge that he's still in the top 5 discussion? Sounds contradictory to me.

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    Thank Goodness. Jay's new lyrical flow sucks and hasn't been the same since The Black Album.

  • buckeyewu

    Good. I think being a father should always come first. He's already a GOAT. Im not the biggest Jay Z fan but he already has a catalog of albums that not many can compare too. What else does he have to achieve? Fatherhood.

  • camel

    I heard Jay-z is actually completely hollow apart from an evil mouse that moves around inside him controlling his movements

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  • J.COLE

    I like all the new guys in the industry as far as rap. There's a bunch I just can't think of right now. HOW BOUT ME MA NIGGA? GOD!DAMN!

  • Real Hip Hop

    There must be a God! Jay-Z needs to retire and stop dropping all this wack music.

  • da1

    I think he's gonna release a album or two and then call it a day. I bet he'll still do alot of guest features afterwards like he did when he "retired" the first time after the black album. But I think this time after the next two albums he's gonna hang it up. There is nothing dope about a 50 yr old rapper. Even if this particular rapper is great at what he does.

    • Anonymous

      Why is it that rap careers have expiration dates? Tina Turner, and the likes of Lionel Richie are still performing in domestic and international arenas!

  • Q

    wow man. He earned my respect hands down with that one. very subtle and sincere about wanting to spend time raising his daughter instead of grinding away on music, that is awesome! I'm pretty sure Jay can record any time after that and have no issues, there is nothing left to prove to anyone in regards to music or success, he has made his point clear and accomplished all his goals and then some since 96. shout out to all the fathers out there that salute moves like this also. man im about to cry, wish my damn dad was there when i was growing up, shit hurts me so bad still to this day. god bless man

  • Anonymous

    Definetely the best move, raising that child is more important than being in the studio http://www.youtube.com/user/NODELAY905?feature=mhee

  • Mike

    Focus on your child Jay

  • Anonymous

    Why how long was be pregnant for? Felt like 4 months

    • Anonymous

      really? people are still on that shit? get over it already...she had a baby...the baby is here....damn

  • ready to die?

    late 2013 he drops the album

  • Anonymous

    Good for Jay. I'd much rather him spend time with his daughter then making music considering he's fallen off more then probably any other rapper. Time to leave rap while your still in the top 5 discussion and not kill your legacy. Plus family is probably more important at this point.

    • Anonymous

      how did he falll off....That "niggaz in Paris" song is still one of the hottest and biggest hip hop singles?

    • qw

      Let's be honest. Record sales don't mean shit, Look at Wayne. So please don't defend someone not falling off buy how much money they make.

    • ha

      Yeah jay, dont wanna turn into Nas

    • Anonymous

      Fell off? Let's see, as of late, Blueprint 3 (2009)-platinum in less than a month...Watch The Throne (with Kanye West)- another platinum plaque for Hov in less than 3 months. Before you claim anyone fell off, you should check some stats.

  • Anonymous

    N A S= G O A T.

    • Anonymous

      Nas stans inferiority complex again.

    • Anonymous

      what does Nas have to do with anything on this article? I'm a huge Nas fan too, but the person who placed this comment on this article is re-tah-ted!

  • Assassin221

    That's cool, if I want some Jay I haven't heard before I'll just pick up anything after The Black Album.

  • Anonymous

    King Camel of this rap shit!

  • Anonymous

    Nobody cares about another Jay Z album anyway. I lost respect for him and Beyonce, for faking a pregnancy. There is nothing wrong with being an adopted kid. That lie is going to backfire on them one day.

    • Anonymous

      gtfoh with that shit...people need to get over that shit...she did'nt fake no damn pregnancy. I guess they should have filmed the night they conceived this child huh?

    • Anonymous

      ya retarded B...you know you'll be one of the first to either download or get a copy of the next Jay Z album....stoopid!

  • YESSIR

    DID ANYBODY ACTUALLY GO TO THE BILLBOARD MAGAZINE WEBSITE AND READ IT? THEY ARE BASICALLY SAYING THEY PARTNERED WITH JAY Z BECAUSE HE HAS INFLUENCES ON THE YOUTH AND THEY WANT TO SELL MORE BEER. HOW CAN YOU COSIGN THIS SHIT? THEY ARE NOT ONLY USING JAY Z TO SELL THIS SHIT TO THE YOUTH BUT USING UPCOMING HIPHOP ACTS IN CERTAIN CITIES. LOOK AT WHAT CITIES THEY ARE CHOOSING PLACES LIKE PHILLY AND CHICAGO AND MIAMI HIGH MINORITY CITIES. IF YOU DONT SEE HOW MUCH A PUPPET JAYZ IS AND A SLAVE TO THE MONEY YOU NEED TO TAKE OF THE SHADES. THIS GUY DOESNT CARE ABOUT SHIT BUT HIS MONEY HE HAS SIAD IT PLENTY OF TIMES IN HIS RHYMES AS WELL THIS NIGGA MIGHT BE GOAT IN THE RAP GAME BUT HE IS NOT A GREAT PERSON

    • Nails

      Agree with you bro. However it's kind of stating the obvious, that is what all endorsement and parternship deals are about. They want to use the reach of the celebrity to sell their products.

    • Anonymous

      N A S = G O A T

  • Yamz

    Good for him, they don't stay babies for long, spend that time

  • OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP 4 LIFE

    Since Jay z leaving the game, they should have a one time pay per view event where it should be The Best Of Old School against New World School,in a lyrical battle and whoever loses have to quit rap. I will take DMX, SCARFACE, RAEKWON, GHOSTFACE,GZA,RAKIM,NAS,AND JADAKISS(on his best day)against any of these so call rappers...

  • Fuck Marcy

    Thank God this nigga gave me a break I'm tired of listening to him

  • Anonymous

    It's ok Hovito Nas will hold it down till u get back....

  • The Dynasty!!!

    And I'm having another child which is more frighting/but ya'll about to witness is BIG BUSINESS kid/ Big boss is cocky in Big Benz's/ coming shining flossy rims that is.

  • Anonymous

    Disrespecting your loyal fans Hov....

  • Anonymous

    Hov youre are the greatest rapper alive and if you take a break from the game Ima have to drop you from that title my dude. Watch the Throne was good but it was put off so damn long and it came out almost a damn year ago. You havent dropped a banger solo album since American Gangster. The Bp3 was commercially successful but that shit wasnt Hov enough. If you gonna stop making music for a while Ima have to drop you my nigga. Meek is killin shit right now and his boy Jahlil signed to your own label....if you aint spittin on Jahlil beats and making new music you prolly still on that crack you sold. Focus on your daughter? Nigga you aint a normal parent. You aint a normal person. You are in one of the most unique positions of all time. Youre supposed to be Hip Hops titan. The hegemon. So either keep making music or stop tryna claim that title my dude. Ill support you as long as you keep making music but if you not gonna make music my boy you slippin you fallin off and your time on the top is over....legend status, not hottest in the game status...part of the past, not the present. Get your head back on right nigga....you was supposed to drop a solo album this year. And you aint even in the mixtape game. Get on some Jahlil beats and start doing work

    • Anonymous

      aye to me it just sound like buddy being real saying what he feel.

    • Anonymous

      LOLOLO....

    • Anonymous

      Go GET A LIFE ANONYMOUS, typing like a scorned lover with tears in your eyes. His DAUGHTER is MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU crying while typing "Dear John, PLEEEEASE don't leave me" letters on a website. Close the door on the way out, WE WON'T MISS YOU.

    • The Predator

      bitch you don't need to write a fuckin novel on DX

  • ETK

    can't say I'm not pleased. around the time a nigga got kids is when he'll put the mic down. I expect Jay to do one last album a few years later and then hang em up for good

    • Freshsideny.com

      yeah It's almost over for him ,i think he has another round left, of music and tours that's about it.

  • YESSIR

    WAYNE DRAKE ROSS MEEK GOING TO HOLD DOWN THE GAME RIGHT NOW

  • Your Opinion Means Nothing...

    Alright, this is truly Eminem's time to officially take over hip hop and reign supreme. By the way, Em turns 40 in October, which will make him the new number one rap superstar over 40.

    • Anonymous

      in all honesty em's been number 1 in worldwide popularity since 99, he will come with an album late this year or 2013!

  • ccwaterbound32

    yesss no more garbage from him! and fuck whoever responds to this one time post!

  • realtalk

    what an excuse for not bein able to outrap rick ross

    • Your Opinion Means Nothing...

      Sorry, I meant "outrap".

    • Your Opinion Means Nothing...

      I was all for Jay-Z taking a break, but after hearing this donkey statement, I'm on my knees praying that Jay-Z is just playing with us... just kidding, but seriously, all Rick Ross does is say fly stuff, but he can't outran Jay-Z.

  • Anonymous

    thats the best news i heard today.

  • Prestige401K

    This just in: Jay-Z says he's going to focus on raising his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, instead of releasing Jay Electronica's Act II.

  • Mr.HipHop

    Almost forgot BP2 was also garbage.

    • OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP 4 LIFE

      Correction....I meant to put the word" know" after "I" and before "change". Don't want people think I can't spell since we got a lot of critics on here.

    • OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP 4 LIFE

      Personally, Jay'z best and last album he put out was In My Life Time Vol 1... I times have change and they got a lot of fags running the Industry now,but the album is a timeless classic and way ahead of it time.

  • Mr.HipHop

    JayZ last album worth listening to was American Gangster. Kingdom Come, BP3, WTT imo were very subpar. Everybody wants to criticize Nas for I Am & Nastradamus, which were subpar also. But that's two albums out of a 20 year career. Need I mention Vol. 1 & 3 were garbage as well. I ducks with JayZ but he is overrated to me. He maybe a wiser business man than Nas. I would say Nas has a better catalougue of music.

    • Anonymous

      Vol 1 and 3 and American Gangster are great.... And NaS had more eh albums then I am + Nastradamus, what about Street's Disciple, and that insomnia curing album Hip Hop is Dead? Untitled wasn't that good either, and he was outrapped by Damien on Distant Relatives on the majority of the album... NaS is top 5 but come on the dude isn't the flawless GOAT you people make him out to be. Niether is any rapper for that matter..

    • Anonymous

      Preach!!!!! Oh vol 1 is trash...

    • Anonymous

      dude not one cares about who's better out of Jay and Nas anymore

    • ayo

      vol 1 was garbage? in what world?

  • Fuck Marcy

    Thank God!Maybe buy that time u will have updated ur swag...FOH

  • Jose

    He doesn't need to, he doesn't need the money or the hype. This guy could of retired after American Gangster and he would've been set for life. But its always good to hear from the OGs, I hope that he won't take too long to drop something.

  • Swag

    Well at least we still have Wayne.

    • Mylie

      oh stop it!! lil wayne is fuckin garbage end of story!!! and he is NOWHERE NEAR Hovs level or an elite MC like Em, Nas etc. the catalogue and skills show this. wayne is just a mediocre rapper who blew up. nowstop with the dickriding whiteboy. stfu please.

  • Anonymous

    I'm sure he'll drop another album later this year.

  • Anonymous

    he really doesnt have to rap..

  • dentaldamboy

    Thank GOD! Jay Z poisons the radio with pop music all the time. He was at the forefront of "killing" hip hop. And while all of his stans crucify anyone from the south, they legitimize lame songs like Young Forever. All Jay-Z fans are complete lemmings, fake hip-hop fans. Jay-Z hasn't made any good music since the Black Album, with the exception of a few songs like History Jockin Jay-Z. Yes his stans talk about how he's one of the best out. Sure, dude is a legend. But his new music is average at best.

    • guerilla jones

      lol clown niggas always speak so everyone knows where they are dentaldamboy?lol

    • Anonymous

      I can't take anyone with the name dentaldam boy seriously..I'll listen to Hov before I listen to some bullshit like Fiddy or Wayne..

    • YESSIR

      MAN YOU KNOW I DONT FUCK WITH JAY NO MORE BUT "AMERICAN GANGSTER" WAS A PRETTY TIGHT ALBUM

  • Burmy

    Notice how Freeway was just showin' love (he BEEN said he don't want no part in whatever Jay-Beans got)...and then Jay made sure to stay FAR AWAY from him, editing him out of the official photo-ops... Yup...that's how the Zombie Roc rolls. Hope the REAL ROC can come back soon.

    • Anonymous

      Man stop slanging propaganda... Jay brought out the whole roc and state property and freeway on FTB album tour..

  • YESSIR

    BASICALLY WHAT JAY Z IS SAYING IS KANYE IS WORKING ON THE GOOD MUSIC PROJECT RIGHT NOW AND I CANT DO THINGS WITHOUT HIS HELP. KANYE MIGHT HAVE GHOST WRITERS AND PRODUCERS BUT THE SKIRT WEARING NIGGA KNOWS HOW TO PUT AN ALBUM TOGETHER. SO UNTIL KANYE HAS TIME FOR ME I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE ALCOHOL TO OUR YOUTH TO MAKE MONEY AND SOON I WILL USE MY DAUGHTER FOR MONEY.

    • Anonymous

      Woah YESSIR leaving a comment that is not trolling? I'd assume its not him but its written like he writes things so who knows.... Cosign definaty though

    • Anonymous

      Regarding his daughter, we'll have to wait and see if youre right. Granted Jay is smart with his money. Add into beyonces money, they really dont have to work another day in their lives and Blue ivy wouldnt have to either. As for the selling alcohol to youth... Stop it. Just stop it. Dont dare blame Jay Z on the youth wanting to consume alcohol. Underage drinking has been rampant in America for decades now. Check the statistics. The youth have been consuming alcohol waaaay before JayZ had even made it big. Thats just an easy cop out for people to have someone to blame since JayZ is at the forefront of hiphop when it comes to terms of money. But if you look at who the youth are trying to follow behind, JayZ is NOT the one. That would go to Wayne, Drake, Nicki, Travis Porter(garbage), and the rest of the younger generation of rappers. JayZ is in his 40s. No one under 25 is trying to model themselves after JayZ. Look at the youth of today. Dreads, Mohawks, extra skinny jeans, and now skateboarding. JayZ represents none of that. In reality his only connection to todays youth now is Kanye because the youth still connect with his outlandish ways of speaking and not thinking. So please, the whole Jayz trying to sell alchol to our youth thing, get it right, if the youth even get his alcohol then blame the parents for not monitoring their children enough to not realize their child has a fake ID or the the liquor stores

    • Mylie

      YESSIR stfu whiteboy!

    • Anonymous

      Yessir is such an idiot..what the fuck was Wayne promoting when he was on that promethizine cough syrup...Baby don't use Wayne to get money?fuck outta here you stan...

    • nickrazor2000

      Wow.....Im speechless. YESSIR saying a halfway normal statement with no young money reference. Well buddy, im glad you layed off the crack rock for one day. good for you!

    • doc

      Dude, this is the realest statement ever. You are right on the money with this. Everything he said here is true. Fact. I was there and I saw it. Props Yessir for speaking out.

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