Watch The Throne (CD) [Explicit]


Jay-Z , Kanye West

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Amoeba Review

08/12/2011

Watch the Throne, which gathers two of hip-hop's best, musically isn’t the grand statement of West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or Jay-Z’s The Black Album, but it’s more fun than either of those albums. Kanye pulls out a lot of his tricks — the vocoder vocals on “New Day,” the revered-musician-turned-sample in “Otis” (featuring Otis Redding) — but it doesn’t feel like a rehash. There’s enough excitement here to warrant any retreads — frankly, both rappers, almost known as much for their braggadocio as for their game-changing albums, sound liberated to be sharing the spotlight. There are plenty of radio jams here, like the old-school, A Tribe Called Quest-ish “That’s My Bitch” and the Beyonce guest-starring “Lift Off,” and there are some real stunners here, too, in line with the forward-pushing musicality of both Jay-Z’s and Kanye West’s finest works. Frank Ocean lends vocals to a couple of gems, notably the polyrhythmic “Made in America,” which honors black heroes, while “Murder to Excellence” rides a Radiohead-style riff, sampled children’s voices, bongos and brilliant trade-off verses between the rappers to “a celebration of black excellence,” as Jay-Z so memorably puts it. Read More


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
No Church in the Wild
Jay-Z , Kanye West , Frank Ocean 04:32
2.
Lift Off
Jay-Z , Kanye West , Beyoncé 04:26
3.
Ni**as in Paris
Jay-Z , Kanye West 03:39
4.
Otis
Jay-Z , Kanye West , Otis Redding 03:00
5.
Gotta Have It
Jay-Z , Kanye West 02:20
6.
New Day
Jay-Z , Kanye West 04:32
7.
That's My Bitch
Jay-Z , Kanye West 03:22
8.
Welcome to the Jungle
Jay-Z , Kanye West 02:54
9.
Who Gon Stop Me
Jay-Z , Kanye West 04:16
10.
Murder to Excellence
Jay-Z , Kanye West 05:00
11.
Made in America
Jay-Z , Kanye West , Frank Ocean 04:52
12.
Why I Love You
Jay-Z , Kanye West , Mr. Hudson 03:21

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