|Tue, June 09, 2009 at 12:47 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Continuing a media blitz that started on Saturday night (June 6) with the release of his new single “D.O.A. (Death of Autotune),” Jay-Z appeared on New York’s Hot 97 for a candid conversation with longtime host Angie Martinez.
During the chat, Jay confirmed that his eleventh solo album, The Blueprint 3 will be released on September 11 as rumored.
“It’s the date the first one came out and it was a horrible date in our history,” he stated. “I have a wonderful idea for a show, proceeds are gonna go to charity. You know, just bring it full circle. I have a historic venue in mind, I’m gonna bring some artists out. It’s gonna be big.”
The multi-platinum rapper, who ranked #32 on the latest Forbes list of top earning celebrities, also took time to address the controversy created by “D.O.A,” which was co-produced by autotune user Kanye West.
Jay clarified that his gripe about the recording tool is simply with those artists who “use it as a crutch,” adding that autotune can be a great tool, when you have melodies behind it.
During the show, a fan texted Martinez, asking if the song was a jab at Ron Browz and DJ Webstar for their collaborations with Jim Jones.
Jay-Z dismissed the rumors and replied “so far away from my thought process. Really far away.”
“It’s not me, the people are sick...click to continue reading