News: Kanye West Finally Issues "Throne" Deadline, Antes Up Next Solo LP
Monday, Jan 24, 2011 5:37AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is finally ready to live up to his promise of a joint Jay-Z compilation album, Watch the Throne, by announcing an official release date.
Writing on Twitter, West said fans could anticipate the LP in 60 days.
"I could never do stand up cause I tell jokes better when I'm sitting," West tweeted Sunday (January 23).
I'll be back this SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!! IN THE STUDIO NOW WITH THE BEARS GAME ON ... WATCH THE THRONE COMING IN 2 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! MY NEW ALBUM COMING THIS SUMMER ... ALL THE LIGHTS VIDEO IN 1 WEEK!!!!!! THIS IS HIGH END RAP MUSIC I just threw some bassoon on this muthaf*cka" (Kanye West's Twitter)
On New Year's Eve, West said the joint project would be ready within seven days.
After his star-studded concert with Coldplay at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Jay-Z headed to the grand opening of Marquee nightclub where he held court with Kanye West. Yeezy and his big bro popped bottles of Ace of Spades champagne before announcing some exciting news. "Watch the Throne coming in one week," said 'Ye about his collaborative project with Jay. Bottles of the pricey bubbly were passed out before Kanye toasted the douchebags with an impromptu version of "Runaway," while a jubilant Jay spit his verse from "Monster." If that wasn't enough, Rihanna joined the party by singing part of "What's My Name?" (Rap-Up)
Later reports suggested an early March release date.
Despite Ye's NYE claim that his joint project with Jigga, Watch The Throne, would drop sometime "this week" , sources close to Kanye and Def Jam have informed me that the album has a solid and official release date: March 1st, 2011. I was also told that the official first single, a track the public has yet to hear, is set to drop on January 11th, but could come as soon as Friday. Perhaps, that's what Kanye meant when he said it was coming this week? (Fake Shore Drive)
The duo's first official single, "H.A.M.," landed online a few weeks ago.
The ultimate collaboration of current rap royalty is here, as Kanye West and Jay-Z have unveiled their first single from Watch the Throne, which they're dubbing "H.A.M." What might "H.A.M." stand for? No, it's not a porky cut of meat you likely ate at Aunt Lucy's house over the holidays. When Kanye and Jay-Z are involved, the acronym means "hard as a mother-------." The tune is complete with Roman-style chants, piano solos and all sorts of Kanye-fueled theatrics and grandeur that made his last album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, one of the best-reviewed albums of the year. (Celebuzz)
Check out some recent Kanye West footage down below: