New Jay-Z Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town

Jay-Z

This doesn’t happen everyday.

‘Run This Town’, a new Jay-Z track featuring Rihanna and Kanye West played on various stations around the US at 9:11am today, promoting the release date (September 11, 9/11) of his upcoming album, Blueprint 3. How many other people can actually do this?

It’s a pity that the Rihanna-sung hook doesn’t really pay off but the Kanye verse makes up for it. As with most of his guest appearances (Walkin’ On The Moon, Gifted, Digital Girl, Kinda Like A Big Deal, Alright) since he released the mostly sombre 808’s & Heartbreak, he really steps up his rap game. Here it’s all about mood rings, wine, success and cars. “This the fast life, we are on a crash course/what you think I rap for? To push a fuckin’ Rav-4?

Indeed.

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