Watch the Throne is an upcoming collaborative studio album by The Throne, an American hip hop duo composed of Jay-Z and Kanye West. The album is set to be released on August 8, 2011, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings.
In stores August 12th (on iTunes on the 8th)
01 No Church in the Wild (ft. Frank Ocean)
02 Lift Off (ft. Beyoncé)
03 *****s in Paris
04 Otis (ft. Otis Redding)
05 Gotta Have It
06 New Day
07 Prime Time
08 Who Gon Stop Me
09 Murder to Excellence
10 Welcome to the Jungle
11 Sweet Baby Jesus (ft. Frank Ocean)
12 Why I Love You (ft. Mr Hudson)
Bonus tracks (Deluxe Edition):
13 Illest Mother****er Alive
15 That's My Bitch
16 The Joy (ft. Curtis Mayfield)
First single : H.A.M.
Second single : Otis (ft. Otis Redding)
Swizz Beatz previously revealed that he linked up with Jay-Z and Kanye West to record for their upcoming Watch the Throne LP. The super-producer explains that while in the studio, Hov stepped his lyrical game up on the project as if he’s never made a dollar off of rap music.
“He just did that recently. Jay is on another planet right now. I was just working with him and Kanye on they album, and I got to vibe with Jay on some other things. I’ll let him tell you about it. But he just lyrically stepped it up like he didn’t make it into hip-hop yet,” he told BBC Radio 1xtra’s DJ Semtex. “I was like, man, you sound hungry like you didn’t make a dollar yet. And that’s the key to maintaining staying hungry and maintain staying dedicated to the craft.”
And while they were in the studio, Swizz claimed that there were video cameras on site to capture the magic, and that much of the music was created without any conversation.
“That’s like working with my brothers. I know Kanye for a long time, I know Jay for even longer. To watch Kanye grow to the point of being an amazing, respected artist, and watching Jay-Z, already being a respected artist, advance his craft and to get all of us in the studio, it wasn’t really no talking It was like you know what you had to do and you know what you had to do and I know what I’m here to do,” he said. “It wasn’t really no talking. It was just history being made and the good part is that I seen the video camera around so the world will one day get to see these vibes.”