Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Following the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West announced he was back in the studio. However, the album was not another solo release from West. Instead, it was the pairing of two titans, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Kanye West said he and Jay-Z were working on an album called Watch the Throne. The album was described as the first time Kanye and Jay shared the mic as equals. Years ago, Kanye West recorded a song about Jay-Z, calling him his big brother.
Only a few weeks after the album was confirmed, the first single, "H.A.M," was leaked. The song was supposed to be the first of many. Due to the busy schedules of Kanye West and Jay-Z, the recordings were delayed. By the spring, Watch the Throne was forgotten by some fans.
Last week, Jay-Z and Kanye West came back without a warning. Their "Otis" single was released and already has made waves. Game, a frequent foe of Jay-Z, recorded a diss record over the song. This will likely go ignored by Jay-Z and Kanye West, as they have bigger things planned. The two rappers have decided to name themselves "The Throne," after their joint album. Following the release of the album, Jay-Z and Kanye West will go on a twenty-four date tour, as The Throne.