If you were on twitter after their scheduled maintenance on Friday then you probably saw that Jay-Z was the number one trending topic.
If you’re still wondering why it’s because of the release of his new song called Death of Autotune aka D.O.A. for his upcoming album Blueprint 3 that will be released on the eighth anniversary of the original album, September 11th. While the track comes with mixed reviews (not sure how) here is a quick snapshot of the song’s acceptance via Twitter:
This definitely shows the diversity of Twitter users these days, back in 2006 and 2007 you could find a handful of African-Americans using twitter. But I digress. I’m sure the track was released and expected to hit all the usual music industry online hot spots, mainly blogs and discussion forums, and it is clear Jay-z’s camp felt the need to give in to some social media distribution by adding it to his Facebook Fan Page earlier today.
But what is most interesting is the buzz it has gotten on Twitter considering he has yet to publicly adopt the tool, like other celebs. Makes you wonder if he values Facebook more than Twitter especially since many have yet to “get” Twitter and how it can be useful. There are a few Jay-Z twitter accounts; @Jayz (fake), @S_C_ , and @JayZofficial; none of which are official or have been verified. Many celebs, including Mr. West, have had bones to pick with Twitter because of the level of unauthorized impersonation on the site. Twitter recently announced they are moving to incorporate verified accounts.
If you have yet to listen to the track here’s a few places I found it last night where you can either listen, download, or join in on the conversation:
Death of Autotune D.O.A. track was on youtube [link]
Jay-Z #1 trending word on twitter Friday night and continues to be in the top ten on Saturday. What do you think created the buzz across the social web; the fact that it is a Jay-z song or the fact that he is killing Autotune?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.