First Dibs: Is Jay-Z Ready To Drop A New Album?

Jessica Simpson steps out as a bridesmaid, Ozzy Osbourne is open to doing another Black Sabbath album, and M.I.A. is dropping previews for her new track.

  • Jay-Z announced he’s releasing a new album, called Magna Carta Holy Grail, just in time for America’s birthday on July 4. An ad for the LP debuted during last night’s NBA Finals Game. [MTV]–ZARCwSIE#!

  • Jessica Simpson took on the bridesmaid role this weekend, sporting her baby bump in a lovely black gown. The pop star will be holding her own nuptials soon with fiance Eric Johnson. [E!]
  • Still riding the wave from their latest LP, 13, could Black Sabbath be headed toward recording another album? Ozzy Osbourne isn’t exactly sure if that will happen, but he’s definitely not taking that option off the table. [Metal Hammer]
  • M.I.A. is whetting all types of appetites before debuting her latest song, “Bring The Noize,” on BBC Radio 1 tonight. She features a snippet of what appears to be the track’s video, while offering a short clip on her site. [Vibe]