No ID Reveals The Making of Jay Z’s “D.O.A.”

No ID discusses the making of Jay Z’s "D.O.A." including the debate leading up to the concept, song structure, emotion, and drum programming.

Notable Quote:
"I wanted to get as close to authentic 90’s style hip-hop without being limited with 90’s style programming of drums.  It took a lot of effort.  I didn’t just loop that record up."

[via FSD]

38 thoughts on “No ID Reveals The Making of Jay Z’s “D.O.A.””

  1. I LOVE IT ! DOA IS THE HARDEST TRACK JAY Z PUT OUT SINCE THE TAKEOVER .EITHER WAY ‘ NO MATTER IF YOU LOVE AUTO TUNES SO MUCH THAT HEARING THE SONG MAKES YOU CRINGE.WHICH I THINK IS ABSOLUTELY REDICULOUS.YOU HAFTO ADMIT ITS A GREAT RECORD ! I DON’T LIKE AUTO TUNES ANYWAY.I LIKE ALOT OF T-PAINS MUSIC.HE PUTS OUT GOOD MUSIC WITH IT ‘ BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN DO IT ‘ LIKE THE KID RON BROWZ.T PAIN HAS A LITTLE SECRET TO AUTOTUNES THAT NOBODY EALSE KNOWS IT SEEMS.SHOUT OUT TO RON BROWZ ! ‘HE STILL HAS ILL BEATS.I AIN’T DISSN NOBODY JUST MY 2 CENTS ON THE TOPIC.

  2. Since Takeover. Hell No
    To me Takeover isnt even 1 of the best songs on BP 1.
    D.O.A. is the best song since No Hook i would say.

  3. It’s soooo ironic that Kanye came up with the idea that Jay-Z should attack everything considered “not Hip-Hop” being that 808s & Heartbreaks was essentially a non-traditional Hip-Hop album done by a Hip-Hop artist. Then he tell Jay-Z he’s going “too far?” Haha! This discussion of what is and ain’t Hip-Hop needs to be fleshed out. It would make for very interesting debate.

  4. Here is the definition of Hip Hop.MONEY.Whatever you can rap ‘sing’ yell ‘dance’ and gimmic to sell records.Don’t ask if its what I think.Im just stating the facts.If you don’t agree then why is it that there is alot of real Hip Hop out there but they play the same rotation on the radio everyday all day then ?

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