News: Jay-Z & Kanye West Won't Mount The Throne Til 2012

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 5:28PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne album may begin to receive comparisons to Dr. Dre's unreleased Detox as the project is listed to drop in 2012 according to Island Def Jam's website.

Listed in the Coming Soon section, Jay and Kanye's album is scheduled to come out next July.

The release date for Watch The Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album has been released. According to the Def Jam website, the highly-anticipated LP will drop on July 6... 2012. Wow. That is much later than fans would have thought/wanted. Do you think it's a smart move for the two hip hop heavyweights, who were seen going "H.A.M." earlier today, to wait an entire year to release the project? Is this the real date? (College DJ)

Earlier this month, pre-orders for the album became available.

Fans are about to go H.A.M. As speculation over the Jay-Z and Kanye West collaboration album Watch the Throne continues to grow, fans can start to put their money down as Def Jam has begun taking pre-orders Monday (July 4). As far as a release date, the ship date on customer receipts is listed as 2011-08-02. (Rapfix)

A few weeks ago, reports of a July 4th release hit the Internet.

The Source has received a solid date for the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative and highly anticipated album Watch The Throne: July 4th. The information was shared exclusively to The Source by a source very close to the Hov and Ye super project. Later on this evening there will be a G.O.O.D. Music event presented by Heineken and Kanye West held at a still undisclosed location in New York City. Rumors are speculating that at said event, Kanye and Jay-Z might be making an announcement about the July 4th release date. Once the July 4th date is confirmed, remember that you heard it here first. Fireworks indeed. (The Source)

However, music network VH1 later came forward to dismantle an Independence Day release.

Contrary to reports earlier today that speculated that Watch The Throne, Kanye West and Jay-Z's highly anticipated new collaborative album, would be released on July 4, VH1 can exclusively confirm that the record will NOT be dropping on our nation's birthday. We spoke to sources close to Jay-Z's management team earlier today who have direct knowledge of the album's release plans, and they confirmed that the rumored July 4th release date is "not happening." Sorry to ruin your holiday, folks! (VH1)

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