News: Jay-Z Is Space Bound, Says Swizz Beatz, "[He's] On Another Planet Right Now" [Video]
Thursday, May 26, 2011 2:20PM
Producer Swizz Beatz has further detailed his anticipation for the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West's upcoming Watch the Throne album and promised Young Hov has taken his lyricism to another level.
Beatz compared Jay's hunger to an up-and-coming emcee looking to make it in the rap game.
"Jay is on another planet right now," Beatz said in an interview. "I was just working with him and Kanye [West] on they album, and I got to vibe with Jay on some other things. I'll let him tell you about it. But he just lyrically stepped it up like he didn't make it into hip-hop yet. I was like, man, you sound hungry like you didn't make a dollar yet. And that's the key to maintaining staying hungry and maintain staying dedicated to the craft." (BBC Radio 1xtra)
Last week, Swizz said working on the LP and hearing the finished product had left him speechless.
"Man. All I gotta say is man. Ooh-wee," Beatz said in an interview. "I'm getting up there. Give me another week -- That album is also worth the wait as well. In this last month or so, it's really shaping up into a masterpiece. There's songs on there that's making you go crazy...[The] album is amazing, but I have to let those guys talk about that, because that's their expression. All I can tell you is it passed the bar." (MTV)
SOHH recently hit up former Roc-A-Fella artist Young Chris to get his take on the forthcoming LP.
"Classics," Young Chris told SOHH when asked what he expects to hear from the upcoming Watch the Throne album. "I'm hoping to hear classics. I can't expect nothing less coming from Jay and Ye. Right? They're great and plus they're together, so it's like, they're cheating right now. [laughs] They're my big homies and they're cheating right now so it better be [classic]. [laughs] It's crazy. It's going to be dope. I'm excited to hear it." (SOHH)
Recent reports emerged online claiming West and Jay were investing studio time in a newly chosen New York City hotel to record.
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)
As of now, there is no release date for Watch the Throne.
Check out Swizz Beatz's interview down below: