Friday, July 31, 2009
AKA Mr. Never Take A Day Off
By now, many of you have heard Jay-Z's D.O.A., or Death of Autotone. He says something on this track that many have been saying for a while now. The industry needs to make the move back the the real hip-hop that has been successful so far and get away from the ringtone rap trend with pseudo-sung choruses. Hov get's gritty on the track, and I think the instrumental it really shines.
Now to have a young, new artist like Asher Roth rap over the great Jay's standard track may seem a little far-fetched, but the rookie really does he thing. I definitely tend to enjoy what Ash puts out, and this track is no different. He delivers right straight through the song, much like he did on a Song Cry freestyle he did for DJ Semtex a while back.
Enjoy each track for what it is. I know I'm given both of them about equal rotation.
Jay-Z - D.O.A.
Asher Roth - D.O.A. Freestyle
Bonus: Asher Roth - Song Cry Freestyle