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DO WE LOVE IT?: Jay-Z's "Run This Town" Ft. Rihanna & Kanye West


Here's the much awaited new track "Run This Town" off Jay-Z's Blue Print 3 album: [audio:runthistown.mp3]
Word has it Jay kicked Drake off the track so he could put on Kanye and Rih Rih instead.  So, you decide.

DO WE LOVE IT?!

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I'm Dee! Next month Iwant to

I'm Dee! Next month Iwant to go Xiamen.Now i am in Nanjing!I have no time to go there! If you have,you can see me in here!But I know you never do it after that thing! OK!I don't say nothing! Best wish is for you!
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what: HER VOICE IS SOOOO

what: HER VOICE IS SOOOO ANNOYING !!!!! SHE SOUNDS LIKE A DYING ….. SHE NEED TO STICK TO TAKING PICTURES…. Exaclty!!! I like RiRi... but not for her music hahah.
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track was gd i have to agree

track was gd i have to agree with a couple of people rhiannas voice got annoying not hateing jus sayin she could of done better i guess anyhoo loved jay z on this keep up the work people !
Emmalouise's picture

LOVES IT!!!!!

LOVES IT!!!!!
Karen's picture

LOVES IT!!!!!!

LOVES IT!!!!!!
Karen's picture

He just changed the lead

He just changed the lead single, Drake is still on the c.d.
Moe's picture

For ppl that are saying that

For ppl that are saying that Jay's not like he was in '96, I'm glad he's not. I couldn't stand his music back then! At least after the first album came out. He has some nice joints, until he admittedly sold out and "dumbed down" his music so that he could be a platinum success. Every now and then, he would drop an okay song, but most of were empty. He was only Mr. "Money,cash, hoes" back then. Like he wasn't even in the ball park of Pac, Nas, Common,Pun and a few others back then. He's matured. He stopped cursing every other word and disrespecting women all over his songs. 30+ Jay-Z shows maturity and intelligence. He's a great story teller. If you're into lyrics, you like this Blue Print 1 and beyond Jay-Z. I know I do.
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*artists* sorry, typing way

*artists* sorry, typing way too fast lol
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Ok Kanye! (let Leroy Smith

Ok Kanye! (let Leroy Smith motivate you!!!): Jay Z needs to give it up! This song and D.O.A. proved that he is boring and def less talented. in regards to “run circles around your favoriate rapper” um…. my favoriate rapper is Kanye and this song proved he can NOT run circles around Kanye, its the other way around. Not to mention my other fav rappers such as Rakim, Mos Def, Nas, Common and if you want to go back a little, Big L, Biggie, All the many men in Wu-Tang (well most of them lol), and I could keep going but we wont do that. My point is, if you like Jay then go for it, buy his album if you will…. but dont test the integrity of other artists when we can plainly see that he was out shined (when he wasnt shining) on his own track by his protege! Love you Yezzy Now let's just point out that Biggie and Big L were killed before their prime and we will never know how they would have fared 15 years in the game. They might be "boring" or whatever else Jay has been coined as. Now Rakim put out an album a while back and NO ONE was feeling it (as far as record sales are concerned) so does that mean Rakim is less talented or is boring? He was outshine by Lil Wayne on a song (and lil wayne is nowhere near better than Rakim) sooooooo..... And I dare anyone to say Wu-Tang (other than Meth) would sell boatloads of records outside of NYC. So do they also need to give it up??? Maybe it's called growth and we should celebrate and appreciate growth. There are plenty of artistis out there who have nothing to say, bring the same old formula/recipe...I applaud Jay and Kanye for daring to do something out of the ordinary. Neither come with the norm. And that has to be respected as far as music is concerned. BTW: Integrity has nothing to do with people comparing or idolizing Jay. Integrity has to do with following through on your word, consistency. "Integrity is consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcome" It has nothing to do with the ability or opinion of ability which is what you seem to be referring to in regard to Jay-z and Kanye West.
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Shyt is hot! That is all

Shyt is hot! That is all
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http://theybf.com is off the

http://theybf.com is off the hook, yo
mike's picture

I listened bck 2 dis Track

I listened bck 2 dis Track damn Kanye verse made dis track da shitz!
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Luk we all no Ri, Rih cnt

Luk we all no Ri, Rih cnt sing, but her vocals go well wit dis song, & her others songz Luvin dis song its gona b a Hit! BDW shame dey didn't use Drake, Kanye is KL doe.
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i think jay z should've got

i think jay z should've got beyonce to do rhianna part because rhianna voice is so annoying i understand he trying to help her through her situation but she just didn't do a good job on this track
minnie's picture

I love the beat and the

I love the beat and the music!!!! But thats about it...........jay z was moderately ok, the same rapping kind of drone...kanye was SICK....and rihana......um....her voice was starting to break in the end...she CANNOT hit sum of those high notes..sum ppl cant do it..i admit that i cant so obviously i wont try cuz i'll be making a fool of myself... Imagine how her voice wud sound live.......she wudnt make it past the 2nd chorus...ha
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A Pissed off Person: Who

A Pissed off Person: Who ever said Jay-Z needs to go sit down needs to go somewhere and sit down. Why the hell do people expect this man to rap like he did in 1996. He is not the same person he’s not the same rapper. If he did rap like he did in 96 then yall motherfuckers would STILL have a problem…GET OVER IT. Either way his verse was still better than all the other GARBAGE that’s out know. I’m sick and tired of people comparing Jay-Z to Jay-Z it doesn’t fuckin matter because he’s still one of the best rappers ever. If he did another song like Dead Presidents (hot song) then you would have a problem. If he did another Soon You’ll Understand then you would have a problem. If he did another You must love me then YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM. GET OVER IT. It does not matter because he’s still Jay-Z and he will still rap circles around your favorite rapper. So stop comparing Jay-Z to Jay-Z cause either way he’s go win he is one of the greatest and his first verse was HOT!!! So get OVER IT. PS The Game is GARBAGE . Hop off of Jay’s stuff Jay Z needs to give it up! This song and D.O.A. proved that he is boring and def less talented. in regards to "run circles around your favoriate rapper" um.... my favoriate rapper is Kanye and this song proved he can NOT run circles around Kanye, its the other way around. Not to mention my other fav rappers such as Rakim, Mos Def, Nas, Common and if you want to go back a little, Big L, Biggie, All the many men in Wu-Tang (well most of them lol), and I could keep going but we wont do that. My point is, if you like Jay then go for it, buy his album if you will.... but dont test the integrity of other artists when we can plainly see that he was out shined (when he wasnt shining) on his own track by his protege! Love you Yezzy
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Caesar McSwagger: yezzy’s

Caesar McSwagger: yezzy’s verse was the best but i dont think he “murdered” jay. jigga did spit a couple nice bars if u listen closely. and rihanna did ok - but i’d prefer chrisette or estelle on the hook. thats just me though. overall B+ If I have to "listen closely" for "a couple bars" on YOUR track... there is a problem.I cant say he saved the song (bc its wack as hell)but Kanye MURDERED jayz!JayZ made me want to fall asleep the whole timea dn Rhianna (clutches pearls)!!!! Make it stop. That was actually why I turned the track off, I just could not take anymore screetching!! Ugh He may not be able to freestyle as good and as fast as other rappers... but Kanye has a flow that is dope! Love him cant wait for October and november for his Tour! Headlining with Lady Gaga... sure to be a dope ass concert
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I LOVE IT! I love Jay-Z and

I LOVE IT! I love Jay-Z and he could have came harder, but the song is no where near garbage. Just because Lil Wayne or Drake isn't on it, doesn't mean it's not hot. And Rihanna to me got off on the song. I don't think anyone else would have been able to bring that edge to the song. Beyonce is too pop, Ciara's voice is too soft, Keri isn't fierce enough, Chrisette would bring too much soul. I think Rihanna nailed it.
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That was fire, rhi rhi did

That was fire, rhi rhi did well annd im def feeling Kanye part--the beat is hot! im feeling it, the radion stations are going to OD runing this song
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JAY TOOK DRAKE OFF AND PUT

JAY TOOK DRAKE OFF AND PUT RIHANNA? 4REAL JAY KANYE MURDERED HIM ON HIS OWN TRACK AND I THINK DRAKE WOULD HAVE MADE THIS SONG HOT ...JAY PART WAS NOT MEMORABLE ..ITS TIME TO HANG IT UP
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good song. jay-z is outta

good song. jay-z is outta style, tho
smart 1's picture

i dont know...i love jay i

i dont know...i love jay i do..i just..wish he hit the mark..like niggas are onn you boo..u gots to make niggaz like damn dont f wit him..ya game is fallin so much u got game talkn bout he will murder u...and the thing is im honestly like shit...jay step ur game up. period. i love rihanna. love her voice. lovee kanye. thats my boo. love the track overall. i give the beat an A. the song overall uhh B. live ur life was an A from the time i heard that shi
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does she pay you or

does she pay you or somethin? lawgirl: HATERS SUX A FAT 1… THE SONG IS FIYAH…PRINCESS RIRI KILLED IT.I BET EVERYONE HATING CANNOT DO ANY BETTER.IF Y’ALL COULD YOU WOULD BE IN A STUDIO MAKING HITS.THE MORE YOU ALL THE HATE THE MOVE SHINE PRINCESS RIRI GET.GO GET EM BABY GIRL.THE CARIBBEAN MASSIVE RIDE WITH YOU.STFU B!TCHES LOL
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Yas: funn Preach. These

Yas: funn Preach. These stans can be TOO funny
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The song is alright, except

The song is alright, except for Rhianna's voice. By the beginning of Jay Z's verse, I was tired of her voice. It's almost like winning. But like I said, the song is still good though.
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rihanna voice is absolutely

rihanna voice is absolutely unique,ppl in the music biz get it. her sound is clear u know when u hear a song from rhi rhi, no ones sounds like her & that is what will make her iconic years from now (yeah i said it..so get over it)& this track is very very hottttt!! wasn't expecting much but i was plesantly surprise. kanye & rhi rhi run this track deffs.
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When asked about the song,

When asked about the song, Jay-Z told reporters, "We basically run this town...It's myself, Rihanna and Kanye. It's pretty much it."
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um, I'm no hater. I will be

um, I'm no hater. I will be the first to say that I find Ri Ri to be very beautiful and stylish...but that's about it. She can't sing at all. Her voice sounded horase on this track, like she didn't warm up. And her voice can be very annoying. Lord knows I could never listen to 1 song of hers a lot much less a whole album. on another note, Jay-Z is better than most of the so called rappers that are coming out these days. I would like this song better if it wasn't for Ri Ri Kanye West is very good, just needs to lose the ego
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HATERS SUX A FAT 1... THE

HATERS SUX A FAT 1... THE SONG IS FIYAH...PRINCESS RIRI KILLED IT. I BET EVERYONE HATING CANNOT DO ANY BETTER. IF Y'ALL COULD YOU WOULD BE IN A STUDIO MAKING HITS. THE MORE YOU ALL THE HATE THE MOVE SHINE PRINCESS RIRI GET. GO GET EM BABY GIRL. THE CARIBBEAN MASSIVE RIDE WITH YOU. STFU B!TCHES LOL
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cindy: Love the track. JZ

cindy: Love the track. JZ is amazing, I forgot what real rappers sound like. This is a breath of fresh air. Rhianna has a pretty voice, I don’t know why folks think they can do better, shhhiiiit ya’ll getting served-serve back hators! You r the only Rhianna fan bold enough to say she has a "pretty voice". Most wont go that far; they usually comment on how beautiful she is or what she is wearing. I respect your balls Cindy. If u can honestly make that statement and then challenge people to do better after hearing that song; you take the award, YOU R TRULY RHIANNA'S #1 fan.
kalikay's picture

I love Rihanna on the track

I love Rihanna on the track and Ye. The beat is straight as well..I will leave it at that for now..lol
GiGi's picture

ABOUT TIME JAY-Z!!!! I WAS

ABOUT TIME JAY-Z!!!! I WAS FEELING LIKE YOU WERE FADING NOT A BIG KANYE FAN BUT HE RIPPED IT.....RIHANNA FLOWED WITH THE TWO OF THEM AMAZINGLY.....THIS WAS MEANT FOR HER TO SING...NOW I WANT HIS ALBUM!!!
FashionMovement's picture

These three have been running

These three have been running the town every night. I really like this song... number one I say!! Good job Rihanna...Jay and Ye. LOL at "She got a ass that would swallow up a g-string"...
jjj's picture

I listened to the song on the

I listened to the song on the song again and liked it more. If Kanye would've left the g-string and peach things out, then I woulda loved his verse. Jay has nice lyrics if you listen to them.
tagirl27's picture

The song is cool. Though

The song is cool. Though Kanye got a lil raunchy in his verse. I liked his music when he first came out and actually bout the album because I thought he was different than the a lot of other rappers but it seems to me that he's been saying a lot of the same stuff that they've been saying over the past years. I really like 30+ Jay-Z. Wasn't a fan of his in the 90's at all. But 30+ Jay-Z has a lot of sense. Liked his verses and Rihanna did her thing on the track.
tagirl27's picture

Who ever said Jay-Z needs to

Who ever said Jay-Z needs to go sit down needs to go somewhere and sit down. Why the hell do people expect this man to rap like he did in 1996. He is not the same person he's not the same rapper. If he did rap like he did in 96 then yall motherfuckers would STILL have a problem...GET OVER IT. Either way his verse was still better than all the other GARBAGE that's out know. I'm sick and tired of people comparing Jay-Z to Jay-Z it doesn't fuckin matter because he's still one of the best rappers ever. If he did another song like Dead Presidents (hot song) then you would have a problem. If he did another Soon You'll Understand then you would have a problem. If he did another You must love me then YOU WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM. GET OVER IT. It does not matter because he's still Jay-Z and he will still rap circles around your favorite rapper. So stop comparing Jay-Z to Jay-Z cause either way he's go win he is one of the greatest and his first verse was HOT!!! So get OVER IT. PS The Game is GARBAGE . Hop off of Jay's stuff
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jealousy b's boy I tell u

jealousy b's boy I tell u Rhinna do your thing you have your only style and you dont have to steal people sh!t I love her voice she is pretty and has her name out there and will be around
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omg comeone peeps we kno we

omg comeone peeps we kno we kno she cant sing but honestly alot of these chicks cant sing and its recorded she sound cool now live thats a whole other ball game and ya kno wat im talking about
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im loving RiRi on this i must

im loving RiRi on this i must say she killed this shit and Jay i like kanye i like .... im hoping the B3 will be like the Blueprint 1 i fucking played that cd for almost 8months str8 only hove does that too me his albums are amazing a few i didnt really bang but hove always deliver American Gangsta brought hove back to my ear he did it so B3 should b cool i cant stop playing the song ...Tasha u should allow us to download songs like other site just saying
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HOTNESS: Ok. I understand

HOTNESS: Ok. I understand that most folks don’t think Riri can sing but her voice is unique. No one sounds like her. Her voice is her own. I can’t take listening to too much of her music but she sounds hot on the songs she puts out. Her voice is only unique because she has a Caribbean accent, if she were American she would sound like all these other non-singing chicks. And the only reason she has hits is because she has an AMAZING group of people right her songs
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beautifuldaidreamer: The

beautifuldaidreamer: The beat is sick! It would definitely be a banger in the club. I like it minus Rihanna. Her voice is irrrrrrrrrritating! I agree!
Iz Me's picture

Industry Insider: I hate to

Industry Insider: I hate to say that this song is wack because I’m going to look like a hater but it was killing me to listen to the entire song. I had to cut it off; I didnt get to the howling at the end because the howling and constipation noises were unbearable...
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denise!: It’s okay…she

denise!: It’s okay…she didn’t bring anything new or extravagant. Anyone could have song her verse (Ciara, Keri, Solo). including my cat...Im not hearing the fire everybody else is hearing. but im sure the radio stations will be playing it non-stop.
kalikay's picture

i thought being able to sing

i thought being able to sing was a necessity for a singer. my how times have changed!
michelle's picture

Rihanna's voice irritates me,

Rihanna's voice irritates me, the song could have done w/o her wining at the end
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M32: is it just me or does

M32: is it just me or does her voice sound hoarse? no, its not just you,and her voice broke when she tried to hit that high note near the end (clutching pearls!) i cant believe this is the finished product. I will not be checking for this song, and i will deff change the radio when this song comes on, Rhianna's singing makes it unbearable to listen to, i cannot! on a positive note, kanye was really good.
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Gotta say it was HOT! Don't

Gotta say it was HOT! Don't really like Drake, so it's fine if he was thrown off.
Shanny's picture

Sorry maybe I' am not hearing

Sorry maybe I' am not hearing what some of y'all are hearing because this song sounds wack. It has a nice beat and music but that is about it. The lyrics is lacking only good part of this song is Kanye West the funniest lyrics is: She has an ass that can swallow a g-string and up top bee sings...lol. Jay sounds wack and Rihanna voice is annoying she sounds nasally. The hype is pushing the song and not the song itself.
binky's picture

Hell f^king no it's a piece

Hell f^king no it's a piece of sh*t. But it' will be a hit due to her a$$ sniffers.
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