Kanye West says he's close to completing production on Jay-Z's highly-anticipated new album, The Blueprint 3.
And the ever-modest West says he's made probably the best hip-hop beat of all time.
Kanye explains: "I finished his (Jay-Z's) album and he released four songs that were potentially gonna be on the album… So I gotta go back and do four.
"I just did one beat the other day in Hawaii - probably one of the best hip-hop beats of all time, if I do say so myself. I just gotta do three more beats and we're done, 'cause he's got classics. He's got songs that are better than any of the things you've heard leaked."
Five tracks named
Tracks called Jockin Jay-Z, Swagga Like Us and Brooklyn Go Hard have previously leaked from the album sessions and Jay-Z has confirmed they will all appear on the final disc. Speaking to The Wake Up Show, West added that two more tracks will be called Everyday A Star Is Born and Forever Young.
There is still no release date set for The Blueprint 3. At the time he performed for Barack Obama's inauguration, Jay-Z said:
"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. '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."
Guests on The Blueprint 3 include TI, Lil Wayne, Tony Williams, Andre 3000 and Santogold.