While fans continue to speculate about a potential Jay Z album, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has confirmed that the two recently hit the lab.
Speaking to Billboard, the legendary reggae superstar said that he collaborated with Jigga after giving him a musical tour of Kingston, Jamaica.
“We did some work in the studio recently and he wanted to come to Jamaica to get a tour of the place,” said Marley. “He’s been to Jamaica before, but never Kingston. So he wanted to come down to Kingston and asked us if we could have been there to show him around and give him a tour musically, in terms of our history in Kingston.”
Jamaican legends Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Junior Reid joined Jay Z on set in Kingston on Friday. He was reportedly in the Caribbean to record footage for an upcoming visual; as well as to spend time recording with Jr. Gong and Sister Nancy at Tuff Gong Studios, which occurred shortly after his arrival on Thursday. #jayz @realjuniorreid @damianjrgongmarley #kingston via @aintnojigga
Marley went on to reveal some more details about the collaboration, even if he couldn’t divulge it all. “I did some work with him for some stuff that he’s working on,” he explained. “I’m not really sure of the details of his project in that sense, but we worked on some music together. I’ve been a fan of his music since he came out. We’ve never done any musical work together. So that was a joy to finally work together musically.”
Fans have been buzzing about a new Jay Z album. When 4:44 signs popped up around New York recently, some wondered if it was linked to a new Jigga LP. In the end, it turned out to be connected to a Mahershala Ali and Danny Glover film.
Mr. Carter recently signed a reported $200 million Live Nation deal and is set to headline V Festival, Made in America, and The Meadows.