Saturday, January 29, 2005

Jay Z: Bored Whore

No disrespect meant to Mr. Carter, of course. He's one of the best rappers out there. But seriously dude- Linkin Park? What the fuck?

I recently ran across their video- a live performance- and Jay Z looked bored as hell. Basically, his routine was laying down verses, then sitting on a stool while Linkin Park took over, really enthusiastically, for the chorus. Now, my friend Sam had a good point- it's got to be somewhat gratifying to have one of the most popular white bands around be your backing band, and not just your backing band, but to let you take breathers in between verses. But beyond that, seriously, what's the point?

It doesn't sound nearly as good as the mixes people have done on their own, such as the delightful Grey Album or the neat-concept-could've-been-done-better Jay-Zeezer Black and Blue Album, and in the end makes for an unintentionally funny music video as the guys in Linkin Park are really fucking pumped to be on a stage with Jay, and Jay seems to be counting the money in his head (Probably some of the best unintentionally funny expressions since Mettalica's "St. Anger" vidclip, where everyone looked like they were madly in anger at their clenched bowells).

Oh, and the whole R Kelly thing is just retarded. I'm not even gonna touch that crap.

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