Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Indie Rock Enthusiast
If you haven't seen the videos, or read the news, Jay-Z loves him some Grizzly Bear. Sean Carter was seen in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon with Beyonce, taking in a Grizzly Bear show. His thoughts on the future of Indie Rock can be read at Pitchfork HERE. Luke Steele of Sleepy Jackson/Empire of The Sun fame does guest on the album's opening track of "Blueprint 3".
There's been a lot of banter on the internet about the state of "Blueprint 3". While yes, I agree there are a few songs that leave a little to be desired (mainly "Hate"), one cannot deny the longevity and prolificness of Jay-Z's career. His longstanding relevance since 1996's "Reasonable Doubt" is to be commended. The fact that the large majority of his body of work stands the test of time is a testament to his legacy.
Check out my favorite track off "Blueprint 3", Jay's ode to New York featuring Alicia Keys. "Blueprint 3" is set for release on September 11th. Pre-order through Amazon available HERE.
"Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z
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Visit the Jay-Z iTunes store HERE.
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Posted by eareyenosecandy at 8:06 AM