Jay-Z, Rihanna, And Kanye West Don’t Need Another Hero

The video for the Jay-Z/Rihanna/Kanye West collaboration about being famous, “Run This Town,” has the feel of some sort of futuristic populist rally in which the three supernovas entrance fire-wielding mobs with tales of how it’s really hard-slash-awesome out there for the well-known. (Especially when their all-star collaborations are kept from their rightful place at the top of the charts by the likes of Fergie and Miley Cyrus!) The video is stylized to here and back—not surprising, given the three people involved—but was it worthy of a trailer? Probably not. Clip after the jump.




In other news, Jay’s Blueprint 3, which comes out on Sept. 11, has a tracklist that’s laden with more guest stars than a Very Special Love Boat episode:
1. “What We Talkin’ About” (featuring Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun)
2. “Thank You”
3. “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
4. “Run This Town” (featuring Kanye West and Rihanna)
5. “Empire State of Mind” (featuring Alicia Keys)
6. “Real As it Gets” (featuring Young Jeezy)
7. “On to the Next One” (featuring Swizz Beatz)
8. “Off That” (featuring Drake)
9. “A Star is Born” (featuring J. Cole)
10. “Venus vs. Mars”
11. “Already Home” (featuring Kid Cudi)
12. “Hate” (featuring Kanye West)
13. “Reminder”
14. “So Ambitious” (featuring Pharrell)
15. “Young Forever” (featuring Mr Hudson)


Usually when I see that many “featuring” notes on a track list, I start to worry about the possibility of a person getting lost in his own album. And yet there’s one missing! Was the whole “ooh, MGMT is going to be on the record” rumor just an attempt to make BP3 as highly bloggable as possible? Suckers!


Jay-Z feat. Kanye West and Rihanna: “Run This Town” [Music Is The Heart Of Our Soul]
Jay-Z’s “Blueprint 3 ” Track List Features Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy [RS]

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  • http://therockabyereview.wordpress.com Rockabye

    I tweeted this yesterday, but isn’t there a little cognitive dissonance in saying “We gon’ run this town tonight” and then apparently hunting for French cave paintings with torches and a busted out BMW?

    Re: MGMT: Aren’t they (and Ratatat!) both on Kid Cudi’s album?

  • k-rex

    @Rockabye: I believe that what we are seeing is the beginning of the coup that will lead to the trio running the town.

  • http://therockabyereview.wordpress.com Rockabye

    @k-rex: Because those three need to stage coups.

    You can’t do that from the throne. Doesn’t work.