Following the surprise announcement of Jay-Z’s forthcoming ‘American Gangster’ LP earlier this week, the CD’s lead single has surfaced. Though not a bad track, Jay will have to do better than this if he is to convince people the project is worthwhile. Put simply, the Def Jam president has fared much better on other tracks – in terms of his delivery. What’s more Pharrell’s efforts on the production side of things come across kinda weak. I’m starting to think Jay would have been better off retired (for real); his ‘out-of retirement’ LP ‘Kingdom Come’ didn’t live up to expectations and this new track doesn’t indicate his new material will be anything to rave about.
Hit or Miss?