Though the rest of his next album is Unplugged, Jay-Z will have "People Talkin' " with a plugged-in dividend.
When it arrives in stores on December 18, Jay-Z Unplugged will include a new studio track, "People Talkin'," as a bonus, according to a spokesperson for Roc-A-Fella Records.
Produced by Ski, who molded beats for much of Jay's debut, Reasonable Doubt, the track displays yet another wit-filled Jigga freestyle. "Throw in the towel/ I'm better with vowels," he says. "Come and try to take me for granted/ I'll take you off this planet," he later warns.
The audio companion to his appearance on MTV2's "Unplugged" series, Jay-Z Unplugged features the MC performing past hits and cuts off his September album, The Blueprint, backed by hip-hop band the Roots and an orchestra (see "Jay-Z Cuts The Cord On Upcoming 'Unplugged' Album").
Unplugged is Jay-Z's third album to be released in little over a year. As "People Talkin' " comes to an end, the MC, who celebrates his birthday Tuesday (December 4), suggests that his next LP will arrive in less than a year's time: "The Blueprint 2, baby," he declares. "See y'all in November."
The Jay-Z Unplugged track list, according to Roc-A-Fella Records:
- "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
- "Girls, Girls, Girls"
- "Jigga What, Jigga Who"
- "Big Pimpin' "
- "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)"
- "Can I Get A ... "
- "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
- "Ain't No N---a"
- "Can't Knock the Hustle"/ "Family Affair" (feat. Mary J. Blige)
- "Song Cry"
- "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"
- "Jigga That N---a"
- "People Talkin' "
For a feature interview with Jay-Z, check out "Jay-Z: Blueprint For Success."