Jay-Z draws inspiration from Secret Machines?
Above is the album cover from the Secret Machines' 2004 release, Now Here is Nowhere. Below is the cover of Jay-Z's forthcoming Blueprint 3, which lit up the interwebs today. Now, is it just us, or did Hova simply push the instruments in the room together and then slap those red bars on top of them? Come on, Jay, we know you're more creative than that. But hey, if you ever decide to collaborate with Secret Machines on a barn-burning live rendition of "99 Problems," well, consider us there.