Rap mogul Jay-Z has revealed that Kanye West decided to use a few of their Watch the Throne joint album collaborations for his upcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy solo album.
According to Jay, records like “Monster” and “So Appalled” were slated to appear on their collaborative effort.
In the Q&A session Hov revealed that “Monster,” “So Appalled,” “Power (Remix)” and “The Joy” were all supposed to be on the album, but the first two ended up on Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy instead. “We went away to Bathe, England, last week,” Jay said, referring to him and Yeezy. “I was out there doing some promo and we did about seven records in three days. We gonna finish another three records, [then] probably look at it to see if we should take any records off and record new ones, just to make it better. But it’s coming out amazing.” (XXL Mag)
In October, Jay said he and West were headed to Europe to work on new tracks for the LP.
“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.” (MTV)
Earlier this month, rap pioneer DJ Premier broke the news to SOHH that he would be working on Watch the Throne.
“H*ll yeah, I’m excited to be a part of anything and I love working with Jay,” Premier told SOHH about getting aboard Watch the Throne. “I wish I was on Blueprint III, but I got on board really too late and he couldn’t make it in time but I just saw Jay the other day and we kicked it.” (SOHH)
Premier also discussed feeling pressured to deliver his one-two punch on the LP.
“It’s fun to create something that you know they’re going to spin on, I dig deep with every artist I work with,” Preemo added. “Even if it’s an underground artist like a Termanology or even CNN or a Canibus, but when you got a Jay and Kanye or Nas or B.I.G. or even the Drake records, I know how deep I gotta go. If I got to do a Lil Wayne record, I know how deep I’ve got to go. You judge it based on the overall package. And that’s what I still do. So working with Ye and Jay will be easy and fun but difficult. You gotta come a whole different way with your approach and it’s pressure but it’s good pressure, it’s a fun pressure. I love going that route.” (SOHH)
A release date for Watch the Throne has not yet been announced, however, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will be released on Monday, November 22nd.
Check out a recent Jay-Z interview down below: