News: Jay-Z & Drake's "Off That" Lands Online, "Tell Bill O'Reilly To Fall Back" [Audio]
Monday, Aug 24, 2009 8:25AM
Jay-Z's "Off That" collaboration, which features Drake and production from Timbaland, has landed online after months of speculation and rumors about the mystery track's existence.
While Drizzy mostly plays the back on the chorus, Jay's rhymes lean toward futuristic and flashy content.
"I just may let you borrow this," Jay raps in the song. "This The Blueprint, n*gga follow this/And if this is what tomorrow is/Welcome to tomorrow b*tch -- Yeah, you still on that/We still making money 'cause we still off that/Same black verse white, we all that/Please tell Bill O'Reilly to fall back/Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls/This 2010, not 1864/Yeah, we came so far so I drive around town, hard top and exhaust -- How's that for a mix/Gotta black president, green presidents/Blueprint to my white iPod/Black diamonds in my Jesus piece, my God..." ("Off That")
Drake previously spoke on the rumors of "Off That" being Jay's first single instead of "Run This Town," which features Kanye West and Rihanna.
"I don't know who came up with that rumor to be honest, but I always knew what Jay's first single was going to be," Drake said in an interview. "Me and Jay did a lot of work together. Maybe at one point he was considering doing it and someone got over-excited and put out a press release that I was going to be on the first single...We have more than one record to pick from. Jay-Z is one of those guys that's just too good. I would be definitely disappointed if I wasn't on it. I think it's going to be a legendary project. I have my fingers crossed." (The Boom Box)
DJ Skee broke the news and shared his reaction to "Off That" last June.
DJ Skee had the opportunity to preview "Off That," Jay's first single from The Blueprint 3. "I don't want to really ruin the surprise," the host of Sirius XM's "Skeetox" radio show reluctantly tells Rap-Up.com. "I mean it's Jay, he's killing it." While he didn't disclose details, he did build anticipation for the record. "Jay sounds pretty incredible, man." Skee confirmed that hip-hop's hottest newcomer, Drake, lends his talent to the song. (Rap-Up)
Jay's tracklisting landed online over the weekend and revealed his guest appearances and producers.
1. What We Talkin? About (Feat. Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun) (Produced By Kanye West and No I.D.) 2. Thank You (Produced By Kanye West and No I.D.) 3. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) (Produced By No I.D.) 4. Run This Town (Feat. Kanye West and Rihanna) (Produced By Kanye West & No I.D.) 5. Empire State of Mind (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced By Al Shux) 6. Real As It Gets (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced By The Incredibles) 7. On To The Next One (Feat. Swizz Beatz) (Produced By Swizz Beatz) 8. Off That (Feat. Drake) (Produced By Timbaland) 9. A Star is Born (Feat. J. Cole) (Produced By Kanye West and No I.D.) 10. Venus vs. Mars (Produced By Timbaland) 11. Already Home (Feat. Kid Cudi) (Produced By Kanye West) 12. Hate (Feat. Kanye West) (Produced By Kanye West) 13. Reminder (Produced By Timbaland) 14. So Ambitious (Feat. Pharrell) (Produced By The Neptunes) 15. Young Forever (Feat. Mr Hudson) (Produced By Kanye West) (Rap Radar)
Check out Jay-Z's "Off That" song below: