News: Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" Sequel Not Confirmed Yet, Says Young Guru
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 11:55AM
Despite reports claiming a follow-up to Jay-Z and Kanye West's platinum-selling Watch the Throne album has been giving the green light, sound engineer Young Guru now says nothing has been confirmed.
Although a Watch the Throne sequel awaits approval, Guru said talks have already begun.
""It's definitely a serious consideration. Hasn't been underway yet but definitely serious consideration. Has been talked about but hasn't been executed yet. Definitely could happen. A lot of artists just say sh*t too but if you think about it, this is just my opinion, the way I would like it to go-I would like Kanye to do the G.O.O.D. Music album and Jay-Z to do a solo album then they go out and tour and do all that sh*t and then next year, or the end of the year, we get Watch the Throne 2. To me, that would be the best thing to happen. I think the G.O.O.D. Music album is necessary for Kanye to establish that brand because they need to establish [themselves]." (Complex)
Last December, Watch the Throne contributing producer Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph talked to SOHH about a possible follow-up.
"Nah, it's not surprising," Pase told SOHH when asked if he is surprised about a possible Watch the Throne follow-up releasing sooner than later. "I just heard so much great music and if they wanted to make another album, I think we would all be blown away by it. It's pretty scary what Jay-Z and Kanye West's capacity is. This music, it's very easy for them because coming from a music standpoint, Kanye and the people he has around him and his ear for music, it's just impeccable. Then you have Jay-Z who understands the power of each word he says on the record. They're going to mess up anyone's release schedule at any given point if they drop another album. You're going to have to push your record back because it's unfair." (SOHH)
A few months ago, Jay-Z hinted at the possibility of a second WTT album.
"It depends on how this thing finishes up," Jay said in reference to his and Kanye's current Watch the Throne Tour. "We -- I say 'we' because I'm in Throne mode -- we're in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we're really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone." (MTV)
The duo's joint LP has sold over 1.3 million copies since its summer 2011 release.
Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne fell ten slots to No. 38 with 13,100. Headed into week 30, the duo's joint effort has shelled out 1,348,900 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)