Random thoughts on neat stuff . .
2. When the Devil’s Gone-AA Bondy. Title track from the new record.
4. I don’t usually listen to leaks or post about major labels, but Blueprint 3 has sprung so many leaks it’s flooding the net. My first impressions: Very, very disappointing. Jay-Z may be over. Jeff, one of my favorite bloggers, wrote a funny review for the LA Times. My favorite part is what he had to say about the song “Real as it Gets (ft. Young Jeezy)”:
This feels like a shameless shill to get Southern rap fans to buy the album, lured by the promise of a Young Jeezy cameo. When used properly, Jeezy’s gravelly timbre can produce earthshaking force; but on “Real,” the result is both rappers abandoning their gritty street raps for self-worshiping ennui. It’s hard to blame them; it’s tough to stay hungry when you have a personal chef.
This makes me very sad, as Hova used to be the best bar none.
5. The “k” just fell off my laptop keyboard. I need a new laptop!