News: Jay-Z Acknowledges "Watch The Throne" Delay, "I Need To Get Him To Focus"
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:30PM
While fans continue to eagerly await Jay-Z and Kanye West's upcoming Watch the Throne album, the Roc Nation boss has provided fans with an explanation for its delay.
Jay said he is trying to get West on track in order to complete the LP.
"Ye is just in an extraordinarily creative place--so much so I need to get him to focus so we can finish this," Jay says. "But music is his refugee right now." (Sky)
This week, producer Bangladesh revealed his involvement on their album.
"I was requested to come out there and just give a little insight on the album, give them a beat or two and add and create with 'Ye, which was a big honor," he said. "I been a fan of 'Ye since the first song he ever dropped...It's never a guarantee until that time comes, but the track I left [Kanye] with, he was very satisfied with...He really expressed that he loved the beat and he's ready to buy it. That's a good sign, but you never know at the end of the day. I don't really talk about stuff until it's signed, sealed and delivered." (MTV)
Earlier this week, reports emerged online suggesting singers Beyonce and Bruno Mars would appear on the project.
If you thought "H.A.M" sucked and thought that Watch The Throne thing wasn't happening anymore, think again. Kanye West and Jay-Z are preparing for "Lift Off," the first single from their highly anticipated long-awaited collaborative album, and have snatched up BeyoncĂ© and Bruno Mars for the Jeff Bhasker-produced number impacting radio and your iTunes music library sooner than you think. Yeah, that definitely explains the random trips to Paris. (Complex)
Producer Young Guru gave an update on the LP in March.
"Right now, I'm really trying to get Jay and Kanye to hurry up and finish this Watch The Throne album because the world needs to hear it," Guru said in an interview. "It just needs little tweaks and things like that. But the core of the album is finished...Kanye takes what [contributing producers do] and adds on to it and I think that's his genius. I say this all the time 'Kanye records are never the same twice, while he's making them because they always grow." (VIBE)
As of now, there is no release date for the LP.
Check out some recent Jay-Z footage down below: