Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West will continue collborating on their upcoming Watch the Throne project by traveling to France for overseas brainstorming sessions.
According to West, the EP will now be completed as a full-length album.
Touching on his project with Big Brother Jay-Z, called Watch the Throne, West stated that the release will be a full album, not an EP, as was initially reported. “We had done five [songs] so far, and then a few of ‘em, kind of, were out there, and I put them on my album. Sorry Jay,” he said, laughing. “But we got some more, and we going to the south of France at the end of this month just to record new ideas.” (XXL Mag)
Earlier this month, veteran producer Pete Rock confirmed his participation on the project.
“That came as a surprise to me because Jay-Z and I had never worked together,” Rock said in an interview. “I used to go to Jay-Z sessions to hang out, and once he asked me to help clear a Nas sample, but other than that … When the engineer called and said, ‘Pete, I got a surprise for you,’ and I heard Jay rapping over my beat, I was like, ‘Wow!’ — It was great to hear Jay over a Pete Rock beat. Wow. He says my name on the sh*t and everything.” (Billboard)
West initially revealed Rock would be involved on the album.
“We got new Pete Rock Joints on the Watch the Throne album…Q Tip joints… We bout to spit on this Madlib beat,” West tweeted September 25.
“We don’t play by radio rules… We come together as a family and give the fans what they need… Good Fridays” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
In August, West announced the forthcoming the album’s title via Twitter.
“Me and jay bout to drop a 5 song album called “Watch the Throne”,” Ye wrote Friday (August 27) evening.
“‘MONSTER’ ….. Happy GOOD Friday!!! The second song off of me and Jay album!http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/.” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
No further album details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent Kanye West interview down below: