Thursday, August 13, 2009

Music Review: Run This Town - Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

Speed: 85 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 80 bpm to 85 bpm

The DJ’s Take: Ever feel like the buzz surrounding a single precedes the merit? If you live in today’s musical climate, you probably feel like that a lot. This is a track that’s sort of like Knock You Down - stick 3 hot artists together and see what happens. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of this track because it’s got this sort of grim, trudging quality to it. If something’s going to be slow, I’d rather have it still sound upbeat, or at least be interesting. To me, this one does neither.

All that said, I expect at least some minor success for this track, and I’ll probably download it. Hook is catchy enough and people will obviously recognize the artists. DJ’s can mix this with This Is Why I’m Hot or Turnin Me On, since they’re all in a similar key and speed.

Download the MP3:


Run This Town [Jay-Z, Rihanna, & Kanye West] (Explicit Album Version)