Although it's unclear if they will produce the entire album, Kanye West and Dion "No I.D." Wilson are hard at work making tracks for Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3," according to West's management.

West and Jay-Z debuted one of their collaborations, "Jockin' Jay-Z," last week during West's Glow in the Dark tour stop at New York's Madison Square Garden.

No I.D., who, like West, is a Chicago producer, started his career in the early 1990s and is best known for his work with Common. He also works closely with Jermaine Dupri's label, So So Def, as a co-producer.

Def Jam has not yet announced a release date for "Blueprint 3," Jay-Z's last studio album for the company before he begins recording for Live Nation.

MTV has chosen off-deck mobile content distribution firm Thumbplay to manage its mobile content store. Under the deal, Thumbplay will develop personalized content for the MTV Mobile service, which includes ringtones, games, images and so on. Fans can buy MTV-branded either as on-off purchases, or subscribe to a monthly plan that offers a bundle of content for a reoccurring price.

The service includes an online locker system where users may store purchased content for later download to new devices.

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