Jay-Z Reveals Details on Kanye West Collabo Album

Rappers be warned, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album is indeed on its way. Jay recently revealed some of the details on the project to British hip-hop radio personality Tim Westwood.

Apparently the duo have been recording over the last four days in Peter Gabriel’s Bath, England studio and they “knocked out” a lot of joints. Hov said they plan on putting 10 tracks on the CD and are very close to being finished. When asked about what producers besides ’Ye will be on the album, he remained tight lipped. [Listen below]

Earlier this week Yeezy told Funkmaster Flex that the album will be released via Def Jam Recordings and will be on shelves sometime in February 2011.

As previously reported, Watch the Throne was initially planned to come out as an EP but has since been upgraded to a full-length LP.

The full interview will air on Monday on BBC 1Xtra at 4 p.m. —Elan Mancini


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  • jonny bizness

    They be recording not too far from where i’m from which is a big look for us brits. Jay was recording with jaz o in 88/89 in London.I’m a big fan of both jay and ye but in the back of my mind i’m thinking best of both worlds was ok at best and that i would’nt want both of their legacies to be tainted by this album.IDK i suppose what i’ve heard so far has been dope plus when has kanye flopped jus a bit skeptical that’s all.

  • T

    One whole big devil album.

  • smojo

    god fucking damnit. somebody always has to say some stupid ass shit. T, shut the fuck up. the devil runs your government.

  • Q461

    This should be dope. I like that its only 10 tracks too. Quality vs Quantity pays off.

  • John Cochran

    The first best of both worlds got some bangers on it. Kell’s trial fucked up it’s buzz. The second one was trash. I’m more interested in the project for the beats, Jay Z hasnt said anything new the past 3 albums. Ye will outshine him, cuz he so happy to be under the warmth of King Hov’s ballsack.

  • jtm

    why can jay do a album with nas and let kayne produce the whole album instead? i would like that better.

  • Dallas

    Because Nas would make them look bad ():-)

  • Uzumaki

    ye but shit jay’s been ridin Ye’s ass a lil too much… he’s startin to become stagnant… i’d like to see him do JUST ONE album without he’s big producers… i’m sure he’s sound would be way more fresher… would do him good

  • LM

    you know it’s gonna be a dope album…

  • http://xxlmag.com Wyzard of Hip HOp since 98

    This sounds So so FIRE. as LONG as Kanye DROPS the auto tune and I dont’ know – freakin RAPS on a oh I dunno – RAP album!!! I mean it may jus maybe a good idea to like rap on a rap album instead of cooing and crooning like you talking to a btch, I dont’ wanna hear you whining in your girls ear b/c thats what it sounds like.

    just like Jay Z said in the Super Ugly nas diss

    “jus rhyme homie” that needs to be Kanyes ring tone so he remembers it!!!