A picture’s worth at least a thousand words, and everyone is trying to figure out exactly what this picture means. Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland all said ‘cheese‘ for the camera while they were up in the studio doing who-knows-what. Jigga, Justin, and Timbo have already successfully collaborated on Justin‘s Suit & Tie movement, and we also know Jay-Z and JT are going on tour this summer. So what’s Nas doing in there? Click inside for more!
Billboard has the deets:
If there was a competition for hip hop collaborations, then this would surely be the “Dream Team” — Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland.
The foursome have been snapped together in the studio, and they’re seemingly in good spirits as they pour over some tunes.
The well-connected Lenny S—aka the “Kodak Man” – shared the photo to the 44,000-plus followers of his “Kodaklens” Instagram page. His caption reads: “JAY x JT x NAS x TIMBO Rat Pack shit. For some this is “Work”… For us it’s just Fun. #RocNation”
Quite what the fruits of those “fun” sessions sound like is the big unanswered question.
So, yeah. Basically, nobody knows what’s going on here but we’re assuming something awesome happened. On Hypetrak someone asked where Kanye was and I thought that was an interesting question. As you may remember, Yeezy is not a fan of the Suit & Tie movement, so I don’t really see him up in the studio with this crew. Personally, I think that’s a good thing. We need Yeezy to stay in his lane, and these guys look like they’re staying in theirs.
If it is a collaboration, I’d definitely be psyched to hear it! Jay-Z and Justin are both supposed to be working on new music, so it could be for either (or both) of their albums. Hopefully we’ll get to hear something soon.