Posts tagged "Watch the Throne"
Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail: Album Review

Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail: Album Review

If you’ve grown up with Jay-Z as a consistent presence in your life, it’s difficult to be critical of him. That might have to do with his fairly remarkable record – although he’s only released a handful of stone-cold classics (Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint unimpeachably, and I’d argue for The Black Album too), he’s released plenty of good albums, with few (if any) clunkers in the bunch. I mean, sure, Kingdom Come and American Gangster weren’t really what anyone […]

The Viewfinder: The Throne's "No Church In The Wild"

The Viewfinder: The Throne’s “No Church In The Wild”

The video for Kanye and Jay’s “No Church In The Wild” is a keeper. Check it out here.

The Viewfinder: Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Ni**as in Paris”

While I may not have been the biggest fan of Watch the Throne overall, I have to admit that “Ni**as in Paris” was one of my favorite tracks of the year. A killer synthesizer beat, Will Farrell samples, and of course the glorious interplay of Hova and Ye combined to make one of the most fun songs on the year. While the single’s been on the radio since September, Jay-Z and Kanye are just now dropping the song’s video, debuting […]

bLISTerd Presents: GG's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: GG’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

I’ve become very good at buying music these days. I rarely dislike anything I purchase, but that is a problem. With the ability to sample nearly anything and everything before I buy, my taste has become so narrowed down. Thus, my list is probably the most predictable list of all. But I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. The great thing about music is that it’s so subjective. You like what you like. I don’t listen to music as much […]

bLISTerd Presents: KBox's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: KBox’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Ryan Adams, Bon Iver, plus Kanye and Jigga. Another Best of ’11 list. That shit cray!

The Viewfinder – Jay-Z And Kanye West Rock The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Jay-Z and Kanye West continued their Watch The Throne tour by performing songs at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night. Big Money Mike went to see the twosome in concert last week and noted that Jay and Kanye performed Ni**as In Paris five times in a row during the concert. Well, Big Money, you’re only going to see it once here. (By the way, back in 1996, the radio version of this song would’ve been called Homies In Paris or Two Dudes In Paris.)

We Saw It!: Jay-Z & Kanye West In Boston 11/21/11

We Saw It!: Jay-Z & Kanye West In Boston 11/21/11

Can two of hip-hop’s finest rock an arena show. Take a look at our review of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” tour date in Boston.

Chart Stalker: Throne Maintained; Weezy & Drake’s Domination

This week’s Billboard album chart has a familiar ring to it: Jay-Z and Kanye West hold the #1 spot for a second week with Watch The Throne. Featuring the hit single “Otis”, the hip-hop superstar summit rings up another 177,000 units in sales this week. It sells more than double the quantity of the week’s #2 album, which is–looky looky–Adele’s 21. Now riding the wave of a second hit single (“Someone Like You” hits the Top 40 this week), Adele’s […]

Spin Cycle: Kanye West And Jay-Z HAM It Up

After their collaboration with Rihanna on Jay-Z’s Run This Town from The Blueprint 3 and Jay-Z’s guesting verses on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it seemed fitting that they’d work on a project together. But considering the size of both men’s egos, it wouldn’t have been out of left field to think that a full length collaboration album would be impossible to complete. Jay-Z has tried a few already times with little success, considering he and R. Kelly […]

Chart Stalker 8/19/11: Are We Already Out of Throne Jokes?

Surprising no one, Jay-Z and Kanye West debut at the top of Billboard’s album charts this week with Watch The Throne. The highly anticipated wap cowabbowation (sorry, that was my RZA voice) scores 2011’s second-biggest first week, after Lady GaGa’s Born This Way (which is still holding on at #18). Unlike GaGa, Jay and ‘Ye didn’t benefit from special pricing at a digital account. Actually, it could be argued that Throne was a limited release. It was available for half […]

Spin Cycle: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Watch The Throne”

I’ll admit to having a fair share of trepidation prior to hearing Kanye West & Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne album. Let’s face it, Jay-Z’s had a pretty rotten track record when it comes to collaborations. How many of you still bump those Best of Both Worlds albums with R. Kelly? What about that Collision Course thing with Linkin Park? No? Me neither. Actually, my copies of all three of those albums (yes, I bought all three) are now in the […]

The Viewfinder: “Otis” by Kanye West & Jay-Z

Rich folks have a lot of fun, eh? For the video for “Otis”, the official first single from Watch the Throne (released on iTunes Monday and available in all other outlets tomorrow), Yeezy and Jigga are joined by some hot girls and Aziz Ansari (??) for some car silliness and mugging for the camera. It’s not high art, but it looks like the two rappers had a blast making the video. Makes me wonder when the last time a hip-hop […]