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Daily Dose of L

Posted in Daily Dose of L with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by letterlbeats

This is the second in a series that will review each song from Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3.

The second song on the album called Thank You. Ever since American Gangster–maybe even Kingdom Come–Jay has had a more refined style in the tradition of a black Rat Pack; tuxedos, expensive rare drinks and even more rare locales (on wax and in real life).
This second song on the LP finds him in that same mode with lines like, “Now I’m balcony, opera, black Tux, binocula, black luxe, stop it I shouldn’t be so popular.”

Jay-Z Tuxedo

The beat is, in my opinion, the best on the entire album which bumps Pharrell’s Ambitious and Timbaland’s Venus Vs. Mars. This is another Kanye/No ID venture and they murdered it. It sounds like they took a clip of Joe Pesci saying, “You’re a wiseguy,” from Goodfellas and low ended it (flitered out the high frequencies) and looped it in the hook which comes out craaaazy! The horns are loud and bright and sonically crisp. The drums bang. They bang. I don’t know how they are doing these things but I’d love to have access to their engineers.

Overall probably one of the best joints on the record. I listened to it for like two days straight.

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Daily Dose of L

Posted in Daily Dose of L with tags , on August 31, 2009 by letterlbeats

“But now the guy’s got to come up with Paulie’s money every week. No matter what. Business bad? F–k you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? F–k you, pay me. The place got hit by lightning, huh? F–k you, pay me.” –Henry Hill

Joe Pesci

At least a part of the reason we pay for goods and services is that we are respecting the value placed on that good or service. When I go to buy music equipment, they aren’t going to let me take the equipment home and use it before I give them a full payment. I can’t bargain and negotiate the price or offer to pay in anything other than cash. So why do these rappers want to do the same thing. Why do they wanna get mad about the price of a beat? If you can’t afford it then don’t buy it. I don’t care about who else you have to pay, or your work schedule or how dope your verses are that you wrote to the beats I posted online. Like Jay-Z said, “What you eat don’t make me sh*t.” F–k you, pay me.