Thursday, July 7, 2011
"It ain't safe in the city WATCH THE THRONE"
Above is the OFFICIAL cover for Jay-Z & Kanye's "Watch The Throne". Yes, Kanye and Jay have teamed up to release an album TOGETHER. Now that I have made your mind explode all over your computer screen listen up. As of yet there has not been an official single released. As some of you may know "H.A.M." was released back in January but apparently may not make the album. Tonight Jay-Z held a listening party in a small hotel room in NYC. Only a select few journalists were aloud to hear it and they were SWORN TO SECRECY....at least until tomorrow morning. Here are the few details I have managed to gather through various Internet sources and my knack for rumors:
*The album will not be released though Itunes, they want listeners to hear it as a whole project, sorry
*The album is now available for pre-order on Jay-Z's website at http://lifeandtimes.com/about
*When you order the album online it says the shipping date is August 2nd, although no official release has been given....yet!
*The first single is called "Lift Offf" and will feature Hov's wifey Beyonce, I have heard from a VERY credible source that it will premiere July 11th on Ryan Seacrest's top 40.
*No producers have been confirmed other than Kanye himself and Jeff Bhasker. Rumored producers include; Q-Tip, Madlib, Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, and Rza.
I will be gathering info from the listening session in the morning and posting it on this post so check back tomorrow if you want info on how the session went and what this epic album is going to sound like. All I can say is that Jay and Ye are two of my all-time favorite artists and my expectations for this is that it will be the opposite of what the holocaust was. So I hope it's at least that good.
Since there are so many reviews I'm just gonna go ahead and post the links, and to be honest most of what is said in them are pretty similar. Check em out below.
AHH, GQ, Billboard, MTV, Rolling Stone