[36][45] "Gotta Have It", produced by The Neptunes, incorporates chopped-up James Brown vocal samples and Eastern flute melodies. But you guys are important to push this forward. The second time I went it was Barry Weiss, Jay, Beyoncé, Kanye, couple other people, it was a pretty heavy room. Following West's announcement via his Twitter account, "H•A•M" was officially released as a digital download in January 2011 as the lead single. [38][47] The song has been described as an understated soft-pop track with influence from Michael Jackson and his 1985 charity single "We Are the World". [56][57][58] At 5 minutes in length, the complete "Murder to Excellence" is the longest track on the album.

[76] In July 2011, "Otis" became the second single when it was premiered on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show and subsequently leaked to the Internet.

"[14] On August 1, Jay-Z and West held a listening session for the album at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City's American Museum of Natural History.
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"[20] In his article "Brag Like That" for Barnes & Noble, Robert Christgau comments that "Jay-Z is a grown man and Kanye is not" on the album and elaborates on their lyrics, stating: Both co-kings flaunt their arrogance even by the standards of a genre where braggadocio is the main event, and neither is shy about pretending that the line of succession from Otis Redding and Martin Luther King is paved with their gold.

[71] By the end of 2011 the tour had grossed $48.3 million making it the then highest grossing hip-hop tour[72] (until being surpassed by Summer Sixteen Tour) and the eighth highest-grossing tour of 2011. It looks like we could be getting a new Watch the Throne album after all—at least according to Kanye West. [46] Singers Frank Ocean and The-Dream lend their voices to the album's grim opener, which sets the mood with a gnarled guitar sample. We'll just have to wait and see. [62] One of the most anticipated releases in 2011, Watch the Throne became one of the few major label albums in the Internet age to avoid a leak. I wasn’t on this song, because of Hov.”, Since then, Jay has collaborated with Drake on, “Talk Up,” while Yeezy is fending off multiple shots a week from the Toronto rapper. "[33] Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker stated, "Weed the album down to a healthy ten, and [it] doesn't become either classic or coherent, but it does work as an entertaining document of two wildly creative, not particularly wound-up friends. Does Jay-Z have to be involved for the project to be a proper sequel project?

[3][6][7], During the promotional stages of West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, a remix of the song "Power" surfaced featuring Jay-Z. [8] Following this, Kanye West announced on Twitter his intention to drop a five-track EP with Jay-Z, titled Watch the Throne. "H•A•M" features additional vocals by Aude Cardona and Jacob Lewis Smith. "[39] He compares it to Yinka Shonibare's 1998 piece Diary of a Victorian Dandy, "in which the artist luxuriates in all the genteel pleasures of the time. [146][147][148][149][150] It debuted within the top 10 on the Belgian Albums Chart, the Dutch Albums Chart, the French Albums Chart, the Irish Albums Chart, the Russian Albums Chart and the New Zealand Albums Chart.

"[41] Robert Christgau notes "regal grandiosity" and "glory" as primary themes on the album. Recording sessions took place at various locations and began in November 2010, with production led by West and a variety of high-profile producers, including Mike Dean, Swizz Beatz, Tyler Pase, Pete Rock, RZA, Jeff Bhasker, The Neptunes, and Q-Tip. No mailing it in".

[36] Both rappers discuss their futures as fathers on the track, flowing smoothly over mellow, lightly psychedelic synthesizer tones. [3][4] Further collaborative work by the two included singles such as "Swagga Like Us" from rapper T.I. [128] Its debut week serves as the second highest debut week of 2011, while its first week digital sales of 321,000 downloads serve as the second highest one-week sales tally in digital history. A rep for West did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Club ranked the it number nine on its year-end list, commenting that "Watch The Throne thrives on the bristling tension between Kanye's live-wire energy and rule-breaking abandon, and Jay-Z's innate cautiousness. [51] The pop-oriented "Lift Off" features baroque strings and a chorus sung by Beyoncé Knowles, accompanied with synthesizers.

"[33] Nitsuh Abebe of New York views that the album is "about the relationship of black American men to wealth, power, and success. 36. The last thing on my mind was working with artists who I've held in high esteem for years. [50] Both Justin Vernon and La Roux appear on "That's My Bitch", spitting off hooks over a quick, melodic beat, with West at his most abrasive lyrically. [96] Though not released as a single, "Who Gon Stop Me" peaked at 44 on the chart. [14] Jay-Z announced that it was unlikely that the track would ultimately make the album. [18] The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, who had worked on West's previous album,[19] is credited as a producer on the track "New Day". Ocean provides one of the song's hooks. [60] On July 4, 2011, it was made available to pre-order on Life + Times, Jay-Z's lifestyle webzine, which redirected to Island Def Jam's website that featured the deluxe version available for $16.99, standard CD for $13.99, a deluxe digital version for $14.99, and standard digital album for $11.99. [11], ^shipments figures based on certification alone, 2011 studio album by Jay-Z and Kanye West. In a note that applies more to a potential reunion of The Throne, 'Ye and Hov have had their fair share of issues. [13] In an interview for Billboard, Jay-Z said that they often recorded in hotel rooms and that the album went through three iterations, as he and West had scaled back from their original musical direction. Recording sessions for the album took place at Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii; Barford Estate in Sydney, Australia; Electric Lady Studios; the Mercer Hotel; MSR Studios; and Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York, New York; Le Meurice in Paris, France; and Real World Studiosin Wiltshire, England. "[36], The album features themes of opulence, fame,[37] materialism,[38] power, and the burdens of success. [15] In January 2011, they regrouped and rented a block of rooms at the Mercer Hotel in New York City and invited a select group of producers and recording artists. [131] In its fourth week, the album sold 80,000 copies. [12] Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis, who produced the track "Niggas in Paris", said of recording at the hotel, "There was music going on in every room. Kanye sensed which way the wind was blowing as far back as 2013’s OVO Fest when he admitted, “Me and Hov would’ve never made Watch The Throne if this nigga [Drake] wasn’t putting pressure on us like that.” If nothing else, a return from The Throne would provide a momentary respite from the Drake industrial complex and likely include an update to “New Day” — an open letter in song form to their hypothetical sons — now that both Jay and Kanye have children. I would come in with a beat and he'd be like, 'Take this out, slow it down.' [13][65][66] It was also exclusive to two teenage fans who had won access to the session for being the first people to pre-order the album through Jay-Z's Life + Times website. [110], In 2012, Complex named the album one of the classic albums of the last decade. [20] Watch the Throne was mastered by producer and engineer Mike Dean at the Mercer Hotel.[11]. [68] On August 28, Jay-Z and West performed "Otis" at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. It also earned Jay-Z and West four Grammy Awards from seven nominations, and was certified platinum in the US. "[48] Claire Suddath of Time views the rappers' "bacchanal celebration of the finer things in life" as secondary to the theme of "two men grappling with what it means to be successful and black in a nation that still thinks of them as second class. [112] In 2018, Revolt listed the album at number one on their list of the 10 rap collaboration albums. it is unclear if both halves of the duo got the memo. "[34] Andy Gill of The Independent was more critical and found their rapping "pretty mediocre", partly because "too often here their complacent, back-slapping laxity leaves tracks floundering. [35] The sample is used in a way that is reminiscent to past Kanye productions, like the tracks found on his album The College Dropout. Sign up for our newsletter.

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