Friday, July 24, 2009

NEW MUSIC: Jay-Z Ft. Kanye West x Rihanna - Run This Town (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Jay-Z Ft. Kanye West x Rihanna - Run This Town (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Ok, so "Run This Town", Jay-Z's 1st official single off of the highly anticipated "Blueprint 3", dropped early this morning @ 9:11 AM (Oh, how clever ... "BP 3" is scheduled to release on September 11th 2009 - as the O.G. Blueprint album dropped on that tragic day of infamy, September 11th 2001. Yes, somebody in Jay-Z's camp is a multimedia multiple tie-in marketing genius ... either that or just Captain Obvious ... lol).

Anyway, after hearing Jay-Z mumble flow his way through a few bars of the 1st verse of this song recently on DJ Tim Westwood's show in the merry old UK, I was excited to hear the finished product and, now that I have, let's just say that it might have to grow on me. Now, none of this is to say that "Run This Town" isn't a good track, but, in my esteemed opinion it's simply not good enough. If 65 is a passing grade in High School, then this single is like a 75 ... nothing terrible, but, nothing superlative that's gonna earn anybody a "Student Of The Month" award.

The actual track is cool vintage sounding Kanye West (NOTE: He appears to slowly, but, surely be regaining and upping his testosterone levels) and, as a Brooklyn nigga to the bone marrow, as much as it pains me to admit this, his verse kind of does body Young Vito "Voice Of The Not So Young People" on this joint. Oh yeah, Rihanna took time out from shaving half of her pretty little head and biting Cassie's whole entire steez to fit this tune with a catchy hook.

In summary, YES, I will probably @ some point find myself drunk in a club triumphantly singing this song from the comforts of a V.I.P. booth behind a fortress of overpriced Veuve Clicquot Rosé bottles with a gang of my peoples, but, it won't be because I L.O.V.E. this song ... it will only be because I L.O.V.E. this life! Y.O.U. understand, don't Y.O.U.? This is Livestyle.

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