March 10, 2014


Jay Z & Daft Punk's Unreleased Collabo "Computerized" Surfaces

Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Sometimes dreams come true, but they're not all you thought they would be. Today brings a leaked collaboration between Jay Z and Daft Punk called "Computerized" and, well, it's not surprising this remained unreleased. The song mysteriously made its way onto the web this afternoon, and though Pitchfork was able confirm its authenticity, nobody knows exactly when it was recorded or who all worked on it.

Rumors say the song is from the Random Access Memories recording sessions and was co-produced by Kanye West, but Pitchfork confirmed Yeezus had nothing to do with this production. A cursory listen of the track would suggest that it's at least a few years old. The beat, as pointed out by Noisey, samples Daft Punk's own "Son of Flynn" from the Tron soundtrack, which is why it feels a bit out-of-step with the sparkling old school disco of their last album.

We also hear Jay Z rapping about slightly outdated technology like Blackberry and iTouch, which might give some idea of when "Computerized" was created, although this is far from definitive proof. He mentions phone sex as well, which is more gross than outdated. Listen to it below.