Jun 11, 2009

Jay- Z Death of Autotune - The Aftermath

As opposed to popular belief, this blog isn't just an advertising billboard for me to just post link after link to song after song... Unlike most blogs out there you can actually READ a few things...

For the sake of my own sanity, I gotta put in my 2 cents about Jay Z's Death of Autotune... Literally overnight, D.O.A. jumped from Hot 97 to an online music invasion. The beat first of all IS CRAZY! A List! The song itself, however has an internal issue of having too big of a concept to even be a song! The lyrics, honestly, aren't Jay's best... and that's tough coming from me by personally... being such an avid fan and following his career to the point that the first Blueprint was basically my theme music in the summer of '01 as many of you probably shared that same experience! Fast forward to now, we have the former president of Def Jam singing off key on a hook and could have just let it be.... "C'mon Jay's just havin fun with it tho, he's sayin his last goodbyes to autotune that genius"......Before I get corrected... I get it. However the very foundations of a recording is that a RECORDING is FOREVER, you can't go back after you record the original... So what have a sub par singing performance because you feel like it? i'm not askin Jay to have perfect pitch or anything, but maybe no ID or Kayne or someone else in the studio could have said "umm... hey jay I don't think the key you're singing in matches the beat". it's not like Jay can do his super human mental writing and think of something else that would have made more sense... it would have taken him 5 minutes to think of something else... If even that....

Also, before people start hating on the 10001 remixes we will probably get from this song (I've personally heard about 4 already) saying that "people need to stop ripping off classic tracks...
Producers don't leave and extra full verse and hook part as an outro to a song for fun... they do it so people can jack the mp3, loop it and release their own version without having to wait for the next Armz CD to come out.

Let's hope Jay's DOA DOES in fact bring the Death to a lot of sub par autotune careers and allow people to fall back on the effect for a bit... I've been hearing A&R's saying "no more autotune" since last year anyways... so FALL BACK!!!!

Jay do us all a favor and make another one call D.O.O.R. - Death of overrated "rappers"

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