Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Death Of Auto Tunes?????Maybe Not?
Proving again that he is a man after Stereogum commenters' hearts, the first track from Jay-Z's forthcoming The Blueprint 3 is "D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)," a fight song against what Antares and T-Pain hath wrought on our ears for the past too many years. (Besides, it's probably hard to find things to get your Armani knickers in a bunch when you're a multimillion dollar industry unto yourself.) "D.O.A." starts with a fittingly, mercilessly off-key take on sports stadium fave "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" before Jay launches into his polemic. ("I know we're facing a recession but the music y'all making gonna make it the great depression.") Kanye gets a production credit (yes, irony), as does No I.D. This is "Death Of Auto-Tune," moment of silence: