Monday, August 24, 2009

Jay-Z's New Album Might Not Suck, Thanks to Timbaland

Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Jay-Z and Timbaland
We've been a little unimpressed with what we've heard and seen of Jay-Z's forthcoming album, The Blueprint 3 (out September 11), but two new tracks off the record that came out over the weekend have me feeling slightly less skeptical.

Both are produced by Timbaland, who has provided Jay some of the best beats of his career ("Big Pimpin" anyone?), and they seem to get him out of his funk. The best is "Reminder," which is classic sci-fi Timbo (the other is embedded after the jump):

Though less immediately gripping than "Reminder," another of Timbaland's three tracks off the album, "Off That" with Drake might actually feature better verses from Hov. I especially like the beginning of the second verse, where he raps "They say black vs. white my nigga we off that/ please tell Bill O'Reilly to fall back/ tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls/ it's 2010 not 1864." Check it out:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Benjamin Sutton

Most Commented On

  • 4 Art Exhibits You Need to See

    In which Francesco Clemente appears with Nas and Patti Smith, and in which certain picks are prefaced by anti-picks.
    • Oct 9, 2014
  • The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

    Brando does Shakespeare, Hou does history, Capra does populism and Georgian cinema re-does Stalin.
    • Oct 8, 2014
  • More »

Most Shared Stories

Top Viewed Stories

Top Topics in The Measure

Film (15)

Art (5)

Music (5)

© 2014 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation