While waiting for my fiery chicken wings at Buffalo Boss (read the review here ), the new wing joint at least partly owned by Jay-Z, I got to wondering, What should the music be at a place owned by Brooklyn’s most respected hip-hop artist and businessman? Rap, of course, but what kind of rap? The genre has become as diversified as indie rock, meaning that, even in a fast-food place, you’ve got to specialize. The first song I heard was Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” (featuring Pitbull). Listen on for the next three songs I heard on the Jay-Z Fast Food Jukebox as I waited.
Next up, “Higher” by Taio Cruz (featuring Travis McCoy)
And then, in a bit of a surprise, “Animal,” by Neon Trees.
And, finally, as my order arrived and I slipped out the door, Chris Brown, “Yeah 3X.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 26, 2011