Jay Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album Watch The Throne ranks among the peak moments in recent Hip-Hop history, but it’s now in question whether or not some foul play was involved with its creation. Or at the very least, that’s what New York musician Joel McDonald alleges.
Rappers come, rappers go, and so do their albums. But let’s revisit a few projects, or at least the tracks with single potential that got treated like a red-headed step child for one reason or another.
“I would like to thank the swap meet for his hat,” as quoted by Jay-Z and directed towards The-Dream, was what the ether King Hov jokingly spat during his acceptance for his Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. “No Church In the Wild,” the captivating intro from 2011’s Watch the Throne, granted Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean […]
If you’re a true Hip-Hop fan, you can never grow tired of hearing Pete Rock talk about beats. The Chocolate Boy Wonder recently talked digging for beats, hooking up tracks for The Throne, watching the late J Dilla produce fresh grooves and more.
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 […]
If you ever wanted to take a behind the scenes look at the making of Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s collaborative album, Watch The Throne, here is your chance. Originally premiered at the Watch The Throne listening session in New York City last year, the documentary on how this album was made is finally available for the viewing pleasure of […]
The Throne was in the building at the 2012 BET Awards, walking away with the Best Group award. Kanye, who just finished his set with G.O.O.D Music, hit the stage to accept the award joking about his reputation for awkward acceptance speeches. “I wish Jay-Z was here to say something politically correct for me,” he […]
Last week, Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis put an emphatic foot forward in his rap career with “Jay-Z Interview.” The super-producer best known for songs like “Ni**as in Paris,” “Theraflu,” “Goldie” and “Drop The World” released the cameo-heavy video documenting hsi rise in prominence. The title of the song raised plenty of eyebrows but when approached by […]
Anarchy is the world’s reality in The Throne’s video for “No Church In the Wild,” the Frank Ocean assisted track from the critically acclaimed Watch The Throne. The stunning visuals were directed by Romain Gavras in Prague. Get the experience after the jump.
Besides posing for a lot of photos, Rihanna always seems to get special treatment. The European leg of the Watch The Throne tour is underway and during its stop in London, the Bajan singer joined Kanye West and Jay-Z on stage to perform “All of the Lights” and “Run This Town.” Rih Rih’s appearance marked the […]
Hit-Boy talked with Noisey TV of VICE about his anticipated single “Jay-Z Interview,” produced by BINK! He also shared the advice that Kanye West gave him and his motivation to work with newer artists after working with almost all of his idols.