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One Year Later: Did Watch The Throne Really Change The Game?

 

It’s been exactly one year to the day that throngs of Hip-Hop fans waited with baited breath by their computer for Watch The Throne to be released by iTunes. Since the project was even announced, there was the sentiment that this album was going to be different. It had to be. Collaboration albums happen annually, but never to this magnitude.

Two of the biggest artist in Hip-Hop coming together at their collective primes for the sake of the genre. This was Queen and The Rolling Stones. This was Michael Jackson and Prince. This was the Hip-Hop version of the summer of 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. This had to live up to the hype. This had to change the game.

Nobody promised that it would, not Jay-Z, not Kanye, not the army of producers whose beats made it onto the album; but they didn’t have to. The lofty expectations that come with being at the forefront of the culture came with those unspoken promises. But we all knew that this had to be more than an album, it had to be a moment. So the question remains, did it live up to the hype? Did it live up to your expectations? Hip-Hop Wired dives in. 

 

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Comment Comments: 13 Tags Tags: jay-z, kanye west, beyoncé, def jam, swizz beatz
  • lovjah

    no…. it was a dumb album….. they r some evil demonic people ….. when judgement day come i just hope they repent on time…. a man that gains the whole world looses his soul…. and they souls are lost..

    • CerealKillaMike

      Fag…..

    • Yamking

      HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! Seriously?? That’s your “critique?” “Well, the album was meh, but the worst part of the whole listening experience is these guys are going to hell.”
      Go ahead bro. Try an’ tell ‘em that.

  • thegoat4life

    yawn!

  • beasy88

    Yes it did change the game one of the best hip hop albums ever

  • FRESH_SP

    Album was dope!

  • teamGOD

    Not even close, in my opinion watch the throne represents everything thats wrong with hip hop music and the culture itself. Here you have two of the supposed best rappers and lyricists to ever do it and all they can come up with is seventy minutes worth of bling and self worship. Seriously? While I can respect the fact that they are no longer affected by financial troubles, the millions of people who bought the album, attend the shows and watch the videos aren’t. So disrepectful. I dont view this album as a work of art. They are just doing their part to keep the ‘hood ignorant and brainwashed. The illuminati is real and while these two guys are not sitting at the head table they are definately pawns in the game. Dont be distracted by all the beats and glamour really listen to the lyrics and then decide is the message in this song meant to build me up or destroy me? FYI- Lucifer was in charge of music before he was expelled from heaven!

    • Yamking

      BAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • NICKIMINAJ CAMEL TOE

    ive not listened to that albums tart to finish . and i dont tink i ever will . if u bought blue print 3 . you were expecting an album with less filler and more of the best of blueprint 3 and dark fantasy .. we got something else. TRUTH IS THO IT COULDA BEEN MUCH WORSE

  • lluunndd

    “collective primes” ????????

  • Enig Mue

    wanted to read this article but am not going to click thru 11 pages. Lazy way to generate clicks

  • DapperDon

    #1 Take Care wasnt a rap album it was listed as alternative #2 Tha Carter 4 was trash yet it supposedly sold 1million copies the first week… idu how ppl can call it self worship… u have a track called No Church in the Wild, Made In America, & New Day all introspective tracks… its sad when rappers get called out for flossin too much when all rappers talk abt is flossin…

  • Jeffrey Miller

    After I heard watch the Throne I really did tuck my whole summer in that was the only album and songs I listened to drake’s and Wayne’s album’s was as commercial as you can get that is why they sold as good as they did both albums didn’t even come close to competing with the watch the throne album. Definetly classic in my opinion and it gave me hope in hip hop