Jay-Z Explains Album Delays
Jay-Z explained the somewhat long delays on debut albums from several artists affiliated with his Roc Nation imprint. Most notably, Jay spoke on J. Cole and Jay Electronica's projects and why it takes time to craft a great album.
“J. Cole is pretty close, he’s coming out in September. He’s got a great album. Jay Electronica is working on a great album as well. He’s pretty close. Bridget Kelly just released — her debut song, ‘Thinking About Forever’ — For me, if you’re gonna come sign to Roc Nation, just realize it’s going to take a second. I’m into artists. I’m not really into putting a single out. It takes a minute to build artists. It’s just true. You can’t come off the street and make a classic. Rarely does that happen."
"Lauryn Hill was in the business for 700 years before she put out The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Jay added. "She had to go through some things. You have to go through some things.”