Daft Punk

From “Stronger” to “I Am A God,” we’ve heard Kanye West rapping over beats by Daft Punk several times over. Now it seems Yeezy’s big brother and Throne bandmate Jay Z once collaborated with the robots too. A song called “Computerized” has surfaced on YouTube, and Pitchfork confirmed that it’s genuinely the work of Daft Punk and Jay Z. No word on when the song was recorded, but considering Jay Z is rapping about his Blackberry and his iTouch, it probably predates the Samsung hoopla that accompanied Magna Carta… Holy Grail. Listen below.

Jay frantically wondering what’s even real anymore is maybe the corniest thing he’s ever done, although I imagine I’d feel differently about it if it was Kanye spazzing out like that.

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Comments (9)
  1. all the rapping about gadgets and technology makes sense if it was recorded for the Tron soundtrack or its remix album, yeah?

  2. This might be the least necessary collaboration since Lou Reed and Metallica.

  3. i really like it suprisingly

  4. I told Jay I did a song with Daft Punk
    Next thing I know he got a song with Daft Punk

  5. its like a slightly updated “technologic”

  6. I think this was leaked to stem the tide of people pointing out the awfulness of Jay’s “Drunk in Love” verse. So what we have is a new low, albeit an old new low. Shit’s crazy.

  7. Wow, this is pretty awful.

  8. Well, at least Jay-Z’s team had the good sense not to release this on any proper album back whenever the collaboration started. There’s a good chance this is not a finished piece and the rap was just filler (hopefully). It is a very boring piece and Jay-Z should learn sometimes less is more. There are times I bet most of us wish we could just slap him and tell him to shut up while listening to this song play. Not every second needs to be filled with stream of conscious drivel.

    It’s also probably the last thing Daft Punk needs right now as the group is suffering from over-exposure. Half-finished products from yesteryears just feed to the burnout syndrome.

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