Posts Tagged ‘jay-z’

The year in bad music writing: Sam Richards on Jay-Z live in thelondonpaper

September 20, 2009 2 comments


For the benefit of those lucky enough to not live in our nation’s fine capital, allow me to inform you that Murdoch-owned freesheet thelondonpaper finally cried “No mas” this Friday, after three glorious years of leaving millions of commuters trying to work out where the fuck the joke was supposed to be in every The Omnipresent cartoon. I found a lot more to enjoy in its final ever week than I did in any of the previous 155, though, mainly because the subbing department was engaged in a fantastic tribute to that “pffff… chef?” job placement dude from that one Family Guy episode, and made it quite clear they had absolutely no interest in doing their job anymore. Captions consisted of little more than the celebrity’s name, the phrase “wtf” was used in a story’s body text, and the newspaper’s final ever page consisted of sports journalist James Gill making a joke about an “ugly” situation for Manchester City being one that involved Carlos Tevez and Joleon Lescott, Gill finding high humour in the scars left on a man’s face after he was struck by a car and dragged 100 feet down the road when he was a five year old. Plus I’m still struggling to work out how dude can clown anyone in the looks department, when his byline photo makes him look like something out of an Aphex Twin video.
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What the cover of Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3” tells us about graphic design in 2009

August 3, 2009 4 comments

jay-z blueprint 3 cover

It tells us that optimising album covers for viewing on Iphones leads to fucking shitty album covers. Still, totally stoked for this album and the inevitable guest spot from, idk, the lead singer of Kings of Leon.

An slow-roasted review of Jay-Z’s “Death Of Autotune”

Autotune the Newas

The problem with blogging is that people are confusing news, which needs to be up to date, with criticism, which needs to be considered. There’s a reason that Nah Right contains no analysis outside of “I would quite like to lovingly tongue Cam’ron’s ballsack”, or that Pitchfork has always kept its news and reviews sections like two dicks with no bitch. With that in mind, we’ve had a week to consider Sean Carter’s return to the recording sphere now, and I’ve comprised the following treatise on what this means to both rap, and music in general, as a whole. I hope you enjoy it: Read more…

Ich Luge Bullets gives the NME’s “Cool List 2008” the respect it deserves

November 5, 2008 Leave a comment

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Charlie Sloth: “Gallagher vs. Carter”

September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Up until this point, I was solely aware of Charlie Sloth as a mediocre UK rapper who looks like he should be bouncer at an It’s A Scream pub. But apparently he’s gunning for Weird Al’s number one spot now. Lulzy enough, in a kinda TV Offal way.