I was making breakfast for the kiddies this morning, when I heard Kay Foxx of Hot 97 say she ran into Jay Z who was gassed about a new Rihanna song.
Jay Z gassed?
Over a Rihanna song?
Maybe she meant to say ‘Beyonce’.
Yeah, that’s it.
Wait, she said it again.
Rihanna’s got this new song that Jay Z is excited about.
I’m no fan of Rihanna.
She’s made a bunch of commercially successful songs, but her singing can best be described as…
…cats clawing a blackboard.
Her songs are cute, but her voice is so…annoying
Needless to say, I was intrigued to hear the song that Jay Z was gassed about.
The song is called Diamonds, and they played it right after Kay Foxx’s intro.
In a word, I was…underwhelmed.
There wasn’t anything particularly moving about the song.
There was no ‘umbrella – ella – ella – ay – ay – ay’ flair.
Or any flair, for that matter.
But maybe I’m just an old head, disconnected from that which moves the masses.
Perhaps Jay Z is a super A&R with a golden ear, who just hears hits.
Doubtful, but that’s besides the point.
Lest I concede that I’m an old fart, let me put this to a vote.
Is Rihanna’s song Diamonds a hit or not?