D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune) Prod. by No I.D. & Kanye West
– Blueprint III in stores September 11th!
Take note: The hip hop game is about to get REAL interesting in the coming days and weeks. Why? Because of all the overly-excited responses sure to arise from Jay Z’s hotly anticipated Blueprint 3 kick-off “D.O.A.”, the rap king’s sharp deathknell toll to all things Auto-Tune.Back up Links Below:
Highlighted by a sarcastic, shower-sung riff off of Steam’s deathless stadium staple (and second generation DeBarge sample source) “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” for it’s hook, “D.O.A.” sees co-producers No I.D. and Kanye West stewing up a fiery aural assault of blaring sax/ electric guitar-fueled furor as Jigga dashes off an endless spraying of slick hip hop quotables sure to bruise the feelings of plenty of today’s airwave-clogging, Auto-Tune addicts.
But for all of it’s arousing, game-changing event-like presence, one has to wonder if “D.O.A”’s cries of “Pull your skirt back down/ Grow a set men”, aimed at robo-throated, tight jean-sporting, bright clothes-loving “emcees” with voices “too light”, will actually even be able to succeed in…well, changing the game. It’s easy to admire Jay for fighting the “good fight” (and best believe, there will be plenty of co-signers coming along to grab the beat for their own anti-A-T tirades), but it’s doubtful that any of these “old fogey”-ish rants to bring rap back to where it was will REALLY bring an end to the genre’s current obsession with alien-toned, melodicized flows and the attractive big pop money it brings in.
Yeah, it’s nice to hear a reinvigorated Jay bringing to the table some major heat (and not some “Show Me What You Got”-esque disappointment) to jump-off his third Blueprint installment and we’re excited for the heated back-and-forth blog commentary “D.O.A.” will inspire, but we get the feeling that the (unfortunately indestructible-seeming) T-Pain’s and Ron Browz’ of this world don’t have anything to worry about. - [SOURCE -Mixtapemaestro ]
My personal Opinion as (Dutch VonEpp Ziegler / The Hobbyshop Hero) is that JAY-Z is one of the greatest Emcee's of all time Hands Down, Period. I'll put it this way.
IMAGINE if you will. A new JAY Z album. With Production (beats) from. DJ PREMIER , PETE ROCK, BUCK WILD, J DILLA, DJ QUICK, Q-TIP, NO I.D, M-Phazes, ILLMIND, INTACT, FLYING LOTUS, 9th Wonder, ETC.... (BUT! and a Big But!) all of the beats where Each producer in their Prime, Illmatic days, The Main Ingrediant Days, Hard 2 Earn, No Commercial style beats, but the most BOOM BAP, Bangers from Each Producer.....
The Album would be Untouchable. I know that Jay-Z has had some poor content choices, but if he put all his Raw Energy into an album and all he cared about was making A Classic Record and not impressing the Radio Fans, or the Street Chemist's then I think duke would shine super Bright!.
My thoughts on AUTOTUNE. The Program is dope. The Effect can be dope, and there are alot of others sounds and styles that can be put to use...... The whole T-PAin style just overplayed it to death.... but in moderation, and used tastefully I think its a dope concept. that has been used to death.
This post I Focused on a few things I felt important.
- The Video / Song Itself as this is the 1st time I really gave it the time of day and well....to be honest. It is a dope song. He ripped it.
- The Producer "NO I.D." & the BEAT which is produced by NO I.D. & KANYE.
For those who don't already know, NO I.D. is the Chicago based producer who was behind COMMON'S 1st 3 albums (BEAT WISE) he was A AMAZING PRODUCER and "o.k" emcee as was his partner DUG INFINITE. No I.D. went from the status of Peterock Dope HipHop Beats, to some of the Biggest "hits" on the Radio over the years, which I may no be so excited about cus of coarse Id rather he stayed making BOOM BAP beats, but I cant be mad at duke for getting his Rap Money hahahahha
- The Riley & Troutman Mixtape which was on RAPPERSIKNOW pretty much mocking JAYZ and T PAIN and everyone for biting their style haha
- ORIGINAL FLAVOR - The Group put together by Jay-z's original Producer (from Reasonable Doubt) SKI (ROCABLOC)- The album had Ski on the beats, and Rhymes plus 2 other dope cats and Jay-Z was all over this album before he switched up his style, JAY-Z sounded more like Twista, with the super fast rhymes back in 93..... I loved this album and this was the 1st time I heard of Jay-Z (I hated Hawian Sofie btw)
NO I.D. MYSPACE PAGE
2. Can I Get Open ft. Jay-Z
3. Beyond Flavor
4. Old School (Skit)
5. Whatcha Want
6. Stick It Where the Sun Don't Shine
7. Blowin' up da Spot
9. Nigga Code
10. Many Styles ft. Jay-Z
11. All That
12. Shut up and Manage
13. Here We Go (Fuck It Up)
14. Keep on (Searching)
15. Shout Outs
UPDATED: Roger Riley & Teddy Troutman respond with “D.O.A.” (Remix)
The Death Of Autotune (Roger Riley & Teddy Troutman) “D.O.A” (Remix)
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM ROGER RILEY AND TEDDY TROUTMAN:
“Since Jay-Z and Kanye wanna be some little bitches and steal our shit, we gonna drop 5 unreleased joints in honor of yall bein some h** a** n****s. Die slow, hoe. We was sittin’ over here in Memphis counting our money again, and heard Camel joe was droppin something called Death Of Autotune. Everybody know where it came from first though. Bitches.”
The Death of Autotune (Mixtape)