Jay-Z took some time away from inauguration festivities to discuss the progress of his upcoming album, 'The Blueprint 3,' which is due some time this year. In a recent interview, Hov explained why he's in no rush to release the anticipated project.

"For me, the process of making an album is difficult with so many things going on," Jay said backstage at the Eve of Change concert. "And me, I wanna make it beyond and above. I'm gonna take my time with it. I don't have any quotas, and that's a good thing. It may be too freeing. It's a good thing and a bad thing. You know, I think I need some restrictions. 'Cause if I had restrictions, I would have done it in three weeks. I would have made what I believe to be a great piece of art."

Leaked and previously released tracks from Jay's upcoming 'piece of art' have received positive feedback and continue to spark the 'Blueprint 3' buzz. The album is set to include the 'Notorious' soundtrack cut 'Brooklyn Go Hard,' 'Swagga Like Us' and 'Jockin' Jay-Z.'