Watch The Throne Avoids Being Leaked to the Net Pre-Release
New York, NY – Kanye West and Jay-Z debuted their collaborative album ‘Watch The Throne’ to fans who have been eagerly awaiting the album.
Some have been searching feverishly for leaks and snippets, which “Watch The Throne” and their media team have successfully kept secure from bootleggers. There was even an event where an uninvited blogger leaked five low quality rips of the album and posted them to the Web after a Watch The Throne listening party. Prior to it’s release full snippets of the album were available online but later removed. It appears that The Throne is the first big album in some time to avoid the dreaded leak.
Kanye’s career ascension to top billing artist status is a remarkable one. Although employed for some years as a producer for Roc-A-Fella providing smashes for Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel and others, the Chicago product had designs on being a rapper. 2004’s The College Dropout showcased a much more humble version of the artist than we’ve witnessed in recent times with glaring moments of humility from front to end. Each subsequent album from Yeezy showed a bolder side of the artist, gaining him both fans and a certain amount of infamy.
Kanye’s 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was Yeezy at his most creative and perhaps zaniest. With Watch The Throne, listeners could assess that Kanye intends to go even harder than he did on his last solo record and claim his place amongst the best to ever do it.
Kanye’s partner in rhyme Jay-Z has already addressed how their album avoided the clutches of hackers and blogs far too eager to blast out their wares. Jay-Z even mentioned that this unprecedented effort to keep ‘Watch The Throne’ safe from premature release was a nod to the fans that support the pair. Whatever the case, “Watch The Throne” has made history as this would be the first album between the two to not see early release. Going forward, they have altered the landscape of the recording industry with clever staggering of dates and heavily monitored listening sessions.
Watch The Throne is shaping about to be one of the biggest and most historic music events ever. Will other big names follow in footsteps of the pair and their blueprint? Time will tell.
Congratulations to both pioneers for possibly being the first album not to be leaked in history. However, it’s just to update everyone, sources have confirmed that it has already been leaked, deluxe edition and all.
Game Explains his Personal Reasoning for Hating on Jay-Z
Boston, MA – For quite some time now, Game has had his back and forth with Jay-Z. Even when Game first released his debut ‘The Documentary,’ fans and critics alike swore up and down that he was blatantly dissing Jay on the track ‘West Side Story,’ “…with that Maybach line.” Game eventually clarified that it was not diss at Jay and retorted that it was. Then after that, there have been other times.
Recently, Game lashed out at Jay-Z once again in yet another diss record entitled ‘Uncle Otis.’ With that verse written by Game and added to the track, there is no denying or questioning whether or not it was a blatant diss. However, little do fans know the reasoning behind Game’s hatred for Jay actually stems from an incident that left a bad taste in his mouth.
During an interview with Jam’n 94.5 in Boston, Game clarified his reasoning. These were his comments:
“I think that’s where my short-lived hatred came from. Yeah, man. I had it like that he was just a great dude. I grew up off of all Jay’s albums, and when I finally met him and he was just, I don’t know, he was overly cocky,” he says. “The way that he played fans – and I’m not saying it to say he’s the same person now, that was like seven years ago – this is my own personal experience, so it’s not to make anyone hate Jay-Z.”
As Game continued to pop off at Jay, he insists that it’s all business and has nothing to do with his actual attitude towards him:
“It turned me left. Ever since then, I’ve been taking little potshots here and there, it’s nothing personal,” he explained.
At press time, Game’s long-delayed R.E.D. album is finally about to see the light of day, Aftermath and Interscope have officially scheduled the album to drop on August 23rd.
Keep posted to 24hourhiphop.com for more updated news on Game and his upcoming album.
So Game isn’t watching the throne like most people should be. I’m not quite sure dissing Jay will help his album sell, but then his publicity and marketing team should know what they’re doing, right? Either way, after 2 years I’m interested to see what Game has in store in this long-delayed album.
[Video] Eminem Performs at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago
Chicago, IL – Eminem headlined at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in front of 95,000 fans at Grant Park in Chicago. In the clip, he performs the hit single off of Bad Meets Meets Evil ‘Lighters’ with Royce Da’ 5’9″ and Bruno Mars for first time on stage.
Bonus footage of additional performances added at the bottom.
Lighters with Royce Da’5’9 & Bruno Mars [Live]
I Need a Doctor with Skylar Grey [Live]
Love the Way You Lie [Live]
My Name Is/The Real Slim Shady/Without Me [Live]