The Jigga Man is getting back to what he does best. Yesterday (May 4), Jay Z was added to this year’s Austin City Limits Festival lineup.
The festival, kicking f in the fall, also includes Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Killers, The XX, Ice Cube, Vance Joy, Solange, Danny Brown, D.R.A.M. and more. It’s a fairly eclectic lineup, and pretty star-studded, but none the acts shine quite as brightly as Hova, who appears to be getting back into rap mode.
Between philanthropy, fatherhood and his numerous business ventures, it’s easy to believe Jay Z sees rapping as a tertiary endeavor—and at this point, it probably is. But that doesn’t mean Jay can’t still rap with the best them, and that he’s not interested in proving he can. Last night (May 4), Swizz Beatz used an Instagram post to hint that Hov’s got a new album in the works.
“They don’t even know what’s about to happen 😂😂😂🙏🏽 Album ModeZone⚡️,” Swizzy wrote in his Instagram post, surely raising eyebrows everywhere in the rap community.
Before he drops through the Austin City Limits Festival, which will take place in Austin, Texas on Oct. 6-8, and then Oct. 13-15, Hov will co-headline the 2017 Made in America Festival alongside his former protege, J. Cole.
You can see the tweet announcing Hov’s addition to the ACL Festival below. Cop tickets here.
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