This picture surfaced a couple days ago and shows Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland in the studio together, a quartet that people are calling the ‘new rat pack’. The VP of A & R at Def Jam ,Lenny Santiago, posted this picture on his instagram account last Wednesday: “JAY x JT x NAS x TIMBO Rat Pack sh–,” he captioned a pic of the four stars laughing while seated next to some studio equipment. “For some this is ‘Work’ … For us it’s just Fun #RocNation.”
There’s no telling what the new ‘rat pack’ is working on and where this collaboration will go. There are rumors that Jay is putting together his 12th solo LP. In May, Lenny S. also posted pics of Jay-Z and Drake and another of Jay and Wu-Tang Clansman Raekwon in the studio. Timberlake, of course, is slated to drop the sequel to his The 20/20 Experience in September; either of those two projects seems like a logical choice for such a high profile collaboration.
Hova and Timberlake teamed up for JT’s “Suit & Tie” earlier this year, and in July the two will go out together on the Legends of Summer stadium tour. If this new pic is any indication, maybe Nas will be joining them on the road as well.
We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.