Jay-Z has been hitting the news rounds quite a lot lately. First came the "Death of Autotune," then an All Points West headlining spot (Jay-Z replaced the Beastie Boys because one of their members has been diagnosed with cancer. Get well soon!). Also, an interview will Billboard shed light on an upcoming collaboration with MGMT.
And now, the official second single off Jay's The Blueprint 3, has hit iTunes and select radio stations. "Run This Town" features Rihanna on a live-giving hook and Kanye West assisting his big brother, doing what he does best. With a roster like this one, did I have high expectations? Yes. Does the song live up to the hype? Probably not. But it's a nice track, nonetheless.