Fall Out Hova
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 09:53:13
Apparently Jay-Z has a little pent-up energy after all that "retirement" time, because Jigga is everywhere these days. First he does seven shows in 24 hours; now we hear that he shows up Fall Out Boy album, rapping on the album's opening track, "Car Crash Hearts."
Fall Out Boy bassist and de facto frontman Pete Wentz explained the decision to lead with Hova to MTV News: "It's so important to begin strong, and I don't think you can start much stronger than this. This is a message recorded directly to our fans -- it's one of the few times on the record where we speak directly to them, and I think it's amazing that Jay is having a conversation with our fans. Also, it's a snapshot of where we are right now.
"And years from now," Pete added, "when I'm laying in some gutter somewhere, Jay-Z will still be on this record."
The buzz around the new Fall Out Boy album, which is called Infinity on High and is due out in February 2007 on Island Records (sister label to Def Jam Records, of which Jay-Z is president), is already deafening. A leaked track on AbsolutePunk.net started the hype last week, and the release of the first single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", with its electronic opening riff, has only added to the noise.
The buzz surrounding Jay-Z's comeback album, Kingdom Come, is nothing to sneeze at, either. That album hits stores today (November 21st).
--The ARTISTdirect Staff