News: Jay-Z & Kanye West Change Clothes & Hotels, "No Beyonce & No Booze"
Saturday, May 7, 2011 5:30PM
Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West are continuing to put in work for their forthcoming Watch the Throne collaboration album by switching to a new studio hotel location in New York City.
According to reports, Jay and Ye moved to another luxury Manhattan spot.
Kanye West and Jay-Z have moved on from their studio at the Mercer Hotel to the Tribeca Grand Hotel to record their upcoming album, "Watch the Throne." The duo was laying down tracks Wednesday night until 7 a.m. Thursday in a studio that had been specially set up in the hotel. The artists went downstairs for a short break with Universal honcho Barry Weiss, Kid Cudi and staff from the label. "They were laying down tons of tracks," a witness said. "It was intense -- no Beyoncé and no booze." (New York Post)
Jay recently revealed his intent to get West more focused on completing the long-awaited 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)
Earlier 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)
While details are still emerging, pop stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars will likely 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 Beyoncé 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)
A confirmed release date for the LP has yet to be announced.
Check out a recent Jay-Z interview below: