An unreleased Daft Punk track featuring Jay-Z leaked on the internet today, and though it was first met with questions about its authenticity, "Computerized" has since been confirmed as real. The only trouble is that no one likes it.
The song is basically what you would expect: Jay-Z rapping over a Daft Punk beat with a robotic voice saying "computerized" every once and a while. Unfortunately, that isn't enough for people. In the hours since it first leaked, "Computerized" has been panned pretty thoroughly:
Listen to this awful unreleased collaboration between Daft Punk and Jay Z http://t.co/QcBCVVmyCZ— The Verge (@verge) March 10, 2014
Wow? Hear Daft Punk featuring Jay Z, produced by Kanye West. “Computerized,” for better or worse. http://t.co/eqfQ15BfKF— The FADER (@thefader) March 10, 2014
When you hear that Daft Punk and Jay-Z collaborated on a song, there are certain expectations that come along with that news: "Computerized" clearly did not meet them. The problem, it would appear, is that neither Jay-Z nor Daft Punk seem to be putting forth a real effort. In other words, it sounds like what it is: a b-side:
it’s basically b-side Daft Punk and Jay rapping about his text messaging problem over the menu music of a Civilization game— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) March 10, 2014
I like a couple elements of this unreleased Jay Z Daft Punk collab, but overall it's pretty bad http://t.co/DFb2Z6iwNT— Kimber Streams (@kimberstreams) March 10, 2014
Listen for yourself and see if it's as bad as Twitter is saying.
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