Monday, July 13, 2009

Jay-Z - 'Death of Auto-Tune'

Jay-Z takes it back to the golden age of jazz in his newest single and corresponding music video. As it's title suggests, 'Death of Auto-Tune' is a verbal backlash against hip-hop's current addiction to the now ubiquitous studio recording feature.

Attempting to single-handedly save rap, Jay-Z masterfully mixes in soulful clarinet with a sonic drum beat--in other words, he goes old school. And as always, Jay-Z reproves his lyrical genius with such zingers as:

You rappers singing too much, get back to rap you T-Paining too much.


I know we facing a recession, but the music y’all making going make it the Great Depression.

The video also features a couple of cameos from a couple of well-known actors and athletes. But I'll let you watch the video on your own to find out who the guests turn out to be.

Watch 'Death of Auto-Tune' below:

New Music
Pretty Girls Lyrics
Sos Lyrics
Jordin Sparks
Please Don't Leave Me Lyrics
Gone Too Soon Lyrics
Problems Lyrics
Human Nature Lyrics
Michael Jackson
Stripper Lyrics
Break Your Little Heart Lyrics
All Time Low
Who's Loving You Lyrics
Jackson 5
Sunshine Lyrics
Get your own here.


Charon said...

I'm really feeling this song..if you like this then you should also check out another new artist. Marina Chello...peep the video for her single "sideline"

Anonymous said...

Oh Marina is incredible. She also has another new single coming out soon that she posted on MySpace:

Anonymous said...

To all those mentioned below:
Thanks a million for responding so enthusiastically to my

Since its release, I want to acknowledge and offer my gratitude to so many that have aired my music and have supported the many exciting events that I've experienced...

I'm extremely grateful to the following:

Program Director, Paul Richards at WHLI in New York, for playing 'Jazz’d,' 'Ol’ Blue Eyes' and 'Not Every Man Lives' and for choosing 'Soft Nights' as one of one of their "Top Fifty Albums for 2008."

Lynn DiMenna at WBOF at Stanford University in New York for playing 'Jazz’d,'
Joey Reynolds at WOR in New York City for playing numerous cuts from 'Soft Nights,'
Russ Gentile at WSIE in Glen Cabbon, IL for selecting 'Jazz’d' and other songs,

Lou Powers at WBCB in Levittown, PA for picking 'Jazz’d' and 'Ol’ Blue Eyes,'
Chuck Zinc at WXEL in Palm Beach, FL for playing 'Jazz’d,'
Don Wolf at WMOX in St. Louis, MO for playing cuts from
'Soft Nights,'
John Bohanan at WRHU in New York for choosing 'Jazz’d' &
'Not Every Man Lives,'
Ron Forman at WBEB in Staton Island, NY for singling out 'Not Every Man Lives,'
Brian Flick at KPBX in Spokane, WA for playing 'Not Every Man Lives' and 'Jazz’d,'
Scott Harper at KAJX in Aspen, CO for selecting 'Jazz’d' and
'Ol’ Blue Eyes,'
Ricardo Perez at KSFR in Santa Fe, NM for choosing 'Not Every Man Lives' and 'Jazz’d,'
Ira Gordon at KBAC in Santa Fe, NM for playing ‘Ol Blue Eyes,’
Dick Robinson at WXEL in Palm Beach for culling various songs on 'Soft Nights,'
Denis Bono at KUNV in Las Vegas for picking 'Not Everyman lives' and 'Ol’ Blue Eyes,'
and Jim Stone at WLNZ in Lansing, MI for playing 'Jazz’d.'

In addition, I am honored that Sid Mark at WPHT in Philadelphia will be playing 'Ol’ Blue Eyes' and has invited me on his show to discuss my experience in working for Frank Sinatra. It will air this coming fall and the exact date tba.

Thank You Kindly, Gracias & Merci!
Tony Messina

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