Ooooh Jay-Z and Kanye West have formed “THE THRONE” Cue the creepy background music from “H.A.M.” The
Illuminati brotherhood good folks at Def Jam posted an announcement Monday that not only will Hov & Yeezy’s long awaited collabo album Watch The Throne will be available on iTunes August 8th, the boys are throwing their egos to the wind and making themselves known as “THE THRONE.” Then, starting September 22nd they’ll bring their union on tour.
From Island/Def Jam’s website:
For this project, music icons and pop culture visionaries JAY-Z and Kanye West have joined their extraordinary talents to form the group ‘THE THRONE’ and confirm the most anticipated album and touring event of the year, WATCH THE THRONE. On Monday, August 8th ‘THE THRONE’S’ extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam Recordings / Roc Nation album collaboration, WATCH THE THRONE, will be available worldwide exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be made available to the public for the once-in-a-lifetime pairing of two of music’s greatest performers on one stage, with the WATCH THE THRONE TOUR (powered by VoyR) at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. All fans who purchase their tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album. The Live Nation produced tour will begin on September 22nd in Detroit with 24 dates confirmed thus far….
The longtime friends and music innovators inspired each other to new heights with their collaboration on WATCH THE THRONE recorded in person at various locations around the world. Over a year in the making and a truly global affair, the duo recorded in London and Bath in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris, and New York City. Though shrouded in secrecy, the album has already been heralded a ‘masterpiece’ by those who have heard it, and features production from The RZA, The Neptunes and Kanye’s longtime collaborator Mike Dean. The short list of featured vocals includes Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield and Mr. Hudson. The lead track, “OTIS,” which premiered over New York radio waves on Wednesday, July 20th night during HOT 97’s FunkMaster Flex show, brilliantly weaves Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.” “Otis” can be streamed at watchthethrone.com/otis.
Both JAY-Z and Kanye West have each appeared as guests on the other’s stage, and now they come together for never-before-seen performances not only from their collaboration, WATCH THE THRONE but also songs from their classic catalogue. Fans should stay tuned: several key dates will offer unique opportunities to become a part of the WATCH THE THRONE movement.
Here are the important dates to remember:
Monday, July 25th Get the lead track, “Otis” instantly you they pre-order the DELUXE album exclusively at iTunes at http://idj.to/watchthethronedlxit. The album will be available at additional physical and digital retailers on August 12th.
Beginning Thursday, July 28th, fans that visit http://www.LiveNation.com/WatchTheThrone, will have access to presale tickets, which includes a digital copy of the album. Citi® card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Friday, July 29th at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com. Citi® is the official credit card of the WATCH THE THRONE TOUR.
These guys are about to get $$$$PAID$$$$… But this just seems sooooo extra. These fools even got Ricardo Tisci from Givenchy to design the album art and packaging.
We are excited about the concept of a Watch the Throne collabo album, but some of this is just too much.
Do you think Kanye and Hov are so cool or super corny???
Tour dates and official tracklisting when you continue