Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z perform during the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013.
With Jay and Justin heading on their "Legends" tour together soon, could a "Watch the Throne"-style collab album be on the way?
Those pleased with Justin Timberlake’s brassy “The 20/20 Experience” lead single “Suit & Tie,” which boasts a verse from rapper Jay-Z, may be in luck. Yesterday during an interview on BET’s “106 & Park,” Justin revealed that there could be more songs featuring the pair together coming out soon.
Timberlake explained that he and Jay initially hooked up while he, producer Timbaland and Jay were working on Beyonce’s forthcoming album.
“I was with Tim and we were working on stuff for Miss Beyonce,” he said. “And she made the mistake of letting Jay and I have another room at the studio. Actually, I don’t want to give too much away, but we’ve done a lot of songs together. So hopefully those will find a way to see the light of day.”
With Justin’s track record of waiting four to six years between releasing albums, it’s not likely that fans will find the Jay-Z and JT tracks on a follow-up to his “20/20” any time soon. But Jay-Z is quietly at work on his next solo album. His last was 2009’s “The Blueprint 3.” In 2011, Jay partnered with rap brother Kanye West for their acclaimed super duo album “Watch the Throne.”
With that in mind, maybe Justin and Jay will release a “Throne”-style EP or album of their own this year. Nothing’s been confirmed, but it’s not a far-fetched idea. They’ve got great chemistry. Jay joined Justin on stage at the Grammys in February, last Saturday on “SNL” and the two will spend a good amount of time together in the coming months during their "Legends of the Summer" stadium tour.