As he preps for the release of his highly anticipated 'Blueprint 3,' Jay-Z is already working on a follow-up album. "I've always said I believe in good music and bad music. ... I like music," he said in an interview. "[With] the second 'Blueprint,' the reason it was all over the place is because I like music so much. You have tracks with Lenny Kravitz then Sean Paul. Dr. Dre. It's all over the place because of my taste in music. I like music."

For his next album Hov plans on expanding his musical repertoire by way of experimentation. "My next album, which I'm working on now -- that's exclusive, no one knows that -- is gonna be the album that really ... it's not gonna be a #1 album. That's where I'm at right now. I wanna make the most experimental album I ever made. But let's not deal with that now; I want to deal with The Blueprint 3."

Hov has been on a steady media blitz gearing up for the September 11 release of the 'Blueprint 3,' sitting down with talk show hosts Bill Mayer and Oprah Winfrey, among others. Next up, the Brooklyn-bred emcee will hit the for a 9/11 charity concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.