After countless teasers, snippets, visual trailers, rumors and what not, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative project, Watch the Throne, has been released today exclusively today on iTunes with a physical release following on August 12. It is also worth pointing out that this is the first time since the dawn of the Internet age, that one of the year’s most anticipated albums has avoided the leak trap.
For an album that is sonically more scattershot, the duo addresses a few larger themes - success, hypocrisy and race among them - and work their way around them with an unusual mix of cultural references throughout the album (below). Warning: Adult lyrics.
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis feat. Otis Redding
Who Gon Stop Me