Rick Ross ft. Meek Mill – No Church In The Wild Freestyle

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Ross and Meek tack some verses onto the Watch The Throne intro.

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Previously: Rick Ross – Im Flexin (Remix) | Rihanna ft. Rick Ross & Jay-Z – Talk That Talk (Remix)

Lil Wayne Covers VIBE (October/November Issue)

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

LilWayneHQ leaked the cover, but here’s the final version of Weezy’s latest VIBE cover. In it, he discusses those “old guys” (Wayne just turned “29”) and competition:

“There’s no competition [with any artists]. Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy… Everybody just happy to do music these days. There are no problems. That shit died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”

He says some real ass shit like that and then says this:

VIBE: You say competition is for the “old guys,” but it sounds like you’re going at Jay-Z with that line, “I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that how-much-you-love-your-lady money.” Are we looking at it the wrong way?

LIL WAYNE: I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.

But this goes back to the point about them being too rich to beef. More excerpts including an interesting quote about Drake and the London riots (which he probably didn’t know much about) at VIBE.

Previously: Lil Wayne Even Surprised Himself (Video)

Video: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis (Live @ VMAs)

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Earlier in the night Beyonce made headlines by announcing her & Jay-Z were expecting. Congratulations are in order to hip hop’s first couple.

For people outside the U.S., watch them here.

RESPECT.’s Jay-Z & Kanye West Cover

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

YN released the unauthorized Watch The Throne cover for the Fall issue of RESPECT. Mag. Out on newsstands September 6th.

Video: Gayle King on Watch The Throne‘s Listening Event

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

On Monday night, Jay-Z & Kanye West hosted a listening session for their new album at The American Museum of Natural History’s Planetarium. It was all the news yesterday, but in case you missed it: they basically played the album at outrageously high volumes while projecting a light show on the dome-shaped ceiling inside the Planetarium’s amphitheater. It was ill, and I was pleasantly surprised with the album. As someone who grew up on The Blueprint, movies like Fade To Black and who still listens to all 12 minutes of “Last Call”, I wanted to walk in there with little to no expectations – which is probably how we should be treating everything that gets tainted with this much “hype” these days. The worst part is I think that’s what they were going for by not addressing the media (at all) until they were ready and able to put out a full project that they were finally comfortable with[1]. I liked what I heard though: Watch The Throne has a couple bangers, some experimentation to it (they had to) and the album even comes with an overall message. Like I said on twitter yesterday, Kanye’s verses sounded like he was back in rare form but Jay was definitely the one delivering the aformentioned message.

There is a short breakdown of each song after the jump, at least from what I remember (no they weren’t serving drinks at the first session.)

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Styles P & Jadakiss – Otis Freestyle

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The L.O.X. came out after Jay & Ye last night at Jeezy’s TM101 show to perform “Kiss Your Ass Goodbye”, “We Gonna Make It” and “Good Times (I Get High)” and all of New York lost their mind. There’s footage of that after the jump.

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Previously: Yobi ft. Jadakiss & Styles P – Set In Stone

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Kanye West & Jay-Z Form “The Throne”; Confirm Track List + Tour Dates

Monday, July 25th, 2011

“The Throne” will be embarking on a 24-date North American tour starting September 22nd in Detroit. Below is the official sequencing of the Watch The Throne album tracks.

1. No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
2. Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)
3. Niggas In Paris
4. Otis (feat. Otis Redding)
5. Gotta Have it
6. New Day
7. That’s My Bitch
8. Welcome to the Jungle
9. Who’s Gon Stop Me
10. Murder to Excellence
11. Made In America (feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Why I Love You (feat. Mr. Hudson)
13. Illest Motherfucker Alive ****
14. H.A.M ****
15. Primetime ****
16. The Joy (feat. Curtis Mayfield) ****

Album in stores, and tickets on sale, August 8th.

Hit the jump for the WTT tour dates and ticket sale information.
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