Listen: Jay-Z Premieres New Song “D.O.A”
The Brooklyn hip-hop maestro disses Auto-Tune and the rappers who use it.
But Friday night, New York radio station Hot 97 had the honor of offering proof when it premiered Jay’s new song “D.O.A.” or “The Death of Auto-Tune.”
“This is anti-Auto-Tune, death of the ringtone,” Jay begins, rapping over a track produced by No I.D. with jazz horns wailing in the background.
“My raps don’t have melodies,” he continues. “This ain’t a No. 1 record, this is practically assault with a deadly weapon.”
Later Friday night, the man himself called into Hot 97 to explain his lyrical assault on Auto-Tune.
“The guys who did it, did it great,” he said, going on to list T-Pain, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne as examples before suggesting that perhaps they too should steer clear of the voice-enhancement technology. “Let’s move on,” he said. “That’s just my opinion. I don’t know if everybody feels the same way.”
He may divide popular opinion, but there is sure to be a couple of Coldplay fans the rapper can count on to back up their “Uncle Jay” .
LISTEN: Jay-Z, “D.O.A.”