New Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”

New Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”

Proving again that he is a man after Stereogum commenters’ hearts, the first track from Jay-Z’s forthcoming The Blueprint 3 is “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune),” a fight song against what Antares and T-Pain hath wrought on our ears for the past too many years. (Besides, it’s probably hard to find things to get your Armani knickers in a bunch when you’re a multimillion dollar industry unto yourself.) “D.O.A.” starts with a fittingly, mercilessly off-key take on sports stadium fave “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” before Jay launches into his polemic. (“I know we’re facing a recession but the music y’all making gonna make it the great depression.”) Kanye gets a production credit (yes, irony), as does No I.D. This is “Death Of Auto-Tune,” moment of silence:

For the deconstructionists, HipHopIsRead IDs the sample as Janko Nilovic’s “In The Space.” Jay surprised the crowd at Hot 97’s Summer Jam at Giants Stadium last night. Having Kanye produce Auto-Tune’s eulogy is fairly ironic; having T-Pain onstage while you publicly debut the song is some next-level shit. Starts at 2:30…

Anybody know what site filmed that clip? I can’t figure it out. The Blueprint 3 is out 9/11/09, eight years to the day after the release of the original Blueprint, via Jay’s Roc Nation with distribution by Atlantic. More info at Billboard. It features no auto-tune.

[Photo of Jay-Z at yesterday’s Hot 97 Summer Jam at Giants Stadium by Jeffrey Ufberg/Getty Images]

    more from New Music

    Hi. It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

    As an independent website, we rely on our measly advertising income to keep the lights on. Our ads are not too obtrusive, promise. Would you please disable adblock?