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During Roc Nation’s Jahlil Beats interview with XXL, the producer reveals that he is working on new music with boss Jay-Z, along with others such as J.Cole, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes and much more.

Read what he had to say below.

“Me and Jay-Z been going back and forth. He picked a couple of my joints that he’s working on. I don’t even wanna say too much about Jay, but we definitely working on some stuff. I haven’t even sent him a bunch of beats. I sent him my favorite stuff. He hit me right back like, ‘Yo, I’ma go in on this,’ or, ‘I like this.’”

“I also been working with No I.D. We working out a situation right now. A crazy situation about to pop off. He about to take me under the wing like he did with Kanye. He gonna help me on different angles of production, ’cause there’s always room to improve. I’m 24. I’m a student to the game.”

“Roc Nation treating me good. They got me working for real. I did some stuff with J. Cole, we cut a couple joints. Big Sean. Busta Rhymes. I was out in London working with Leona Lewis and somebody else that we ain’t really gonna talk about right now, but it’s ridiculous. I’m also working with ‘Kiss, Styles. I got Ross. We just dropped Ace Hood’s single for his album. I’m on Khaled’s album. DJ Drama.”

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MMG’s Meek Mill confirmed that he has signed a management deal with Roc Nation, joining his label mate Wale and producer Jahlil Beats.

Check what he had to say below.

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After wowing at the Met Gala, Beyoncé stepped out for the second night in a row to the launch of Erica Reid’s book The Thriving Child hosted by her husband L.A. Reid. But this time, she had her mother Tina Knowles and husband Jay-Z by her side. Jay affectionately pinched his wife’s cheeks, while they mingled with guests including Mary J. Blige and Karmin.

The couple’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter was safe and sound back home. “She’s four months old today, and she’s just got the most delicious little cheeks,” said B, who has been rehearsing for her upcoming shows at Revel in Atlantic City.

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When he was asked the question “kanYe or Jay-Z?”, this is what President Obama had to say:

“Jay-Z. Although I like kanYe. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented. He is a jackass. But he’s talented.”

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footage of Jay-Z performing ‘Public Service Announcement’ live at Carnegie Hall. Dont forget Hov will be performing at SXSW at the Amex Sync Show.

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In Young Guru’s recent interview with Complex, he gives some details about Jay-Z’s upcoming solo album and a “Watch The Throne” sequel.

On Jay-Z’s upcoming solo album:

“Jay-Z is always working on stuff, it’s a concept that I can’t talk about but I’m marveled at how smart this guy is. When he told me the concept, I was like ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ It was just so simple. It’s not a concept album though. It’s not like American Gangster, it’s not a Beatles concept album. It has a concept and a title, and the title and the concept fit him so well that people are going to be like ‘Wow.’”

“I like certain writers because it takes me 8,000 paragraphs to get my full point across. When somebody can take what I just said and condense it into two sentences and still have the same effectiveness, that’s a good writer. The simplicity of the title and the concept that it conveys is incredible.”

“I can’t tell you the title, it’s so good it’s like, ‘Oh my god why didn’t I think of that? What made you think of that and why haven’t we done that before?’ It’s just staring us in the face all these years, we could’ve been put that out as an album concept.”

On “Watch The Throne” sequel:

“It’s definitely a serious consideration. Hasn’t been underway yet but definitely serious consideration. Has been talked about but hasn’t been executed yet. Definitely could happen. A lot of artists just say shit too but if you think about it, this is just my opinion, the way I would like it to go-I would like Kanye to do the G.O.O.D. Music album and Jay-Z to do a solo album then they go out and tour and do all that shit and then next year, or the end of the year, we get Watch the Throne 2. To me, that would be the best thing to happen. I think the G.O.O.D. Music album is necessary for Kanye to establish that brand because they need to establish [themselves].”

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Blue Ivy Carter made her first public appearance with her parents in New York City on Saturday (Feb. 25). The barely two-month-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who showed her adorable face to the world earlier this month, was cradled by her mother as the famous family stepped out for lunch at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z made a rare public appearance, and first as a couple, since the birth of their beautiful daughter Blue Ivy. The Carters had an urge to witness Linsanity courtside at Madison Square Garden on Presidents Day, to watch Jay-Z’s Nets take on our New York Knicks, and the NBA’s newest star Jeremy Lin.

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OH. MY. GOD. Blue Ivy Has Officially Arrived!! The daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z has a tumblr! Uh Oh! Haha… The beeming parents just released a handful of intimate photos of their beautiful baby girl, and she looks like Jay! Follow the jump to see more pictures, including a letter from the Carters, thanking you for respecting their privacy.

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Shot at the Staples Center in LA.

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