Run This Town (featuring Rihanna and Kanye West)
Jay-Z has really started to re-find his form over the past year. First there was his ridiculous 'go Brooklyn' collabo with Santo and then he dropped a sneak peak of his upcoming The Blueprint 3 record, brilliant old man bluesy jam D.O.A. Both were outta da park 'zingers'.
This consistent level of dopeness continues on the overnight leaked track Run This Town, which (presumably) is the first 'proper' radio single track from the new record.
The song is glossed with a heavy coat of pop sheen, Rihanna's vocals fit in perfectly with Jay-Z's verses (Umbrella part 2?) AND Kanye delivers some fairly fuckworthy rhymes - including a great little 'no homo' line and a RAV 4 diss (about time!).
This song is absolutely 'banging' (x1000) and almost certainly the finest pop anthem to be released so far in the two double oh nine. Sorry Beyonce it looks like yo man just stole the crown.
The Blueprint 3 is scheduled to be released on September 11 via Roc Nation/Atlantic.