Jay-Z's long awaited, cleverly titled forthcoming album, The Blueprint 3.0 has received a release date: September 11th. September 11th is a date with enormous resonance for Jay-Z and all New Yorkers, for on September 11th, 2001 the world was rocked by the release of the original Blueprint.

Jay-Z’s forthcoming disc is his first since parting ways with long-time label Def Jam, where the veteran rapper-person served a rocky, controversial stint as President. It will be released on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and distributed through Epic. It will reportedly feature production by Kanye West and some other dudes.

The Billboard article announcing the release date contains the following unintentionally hilarious sentence: “Sam Crespo, VP of Rap Promotions at Atlantic Records who goes by the twitter name TheCrespo, first confirmed the news in a Twitter posting yesterday afternoon. The post was removed hours later. A MissInfo.tv blog posting also revealed the details but was subsequently removed.”

New media, old media: we all look like gossiping middle-school jackasses these days.