Grammy-winning rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s forthcoming Watch The Throne album will possibly drop later than expected as new reports suggest the LP is slated to release in March.
According to new reports, the collaborative effort is scheduled to come out in two months.
Despite Ye’s NYE claim that his joint project with Jigga, Watch The Throne, would drop sometime “this week” , sources close to Kanye and Def Jam have informed me that the album has a solid and official release date: March 1st, 2011. I was also told that the official first single, a track the public has yet to hear, is set to drop on January 11th, but could come as soon as Friday. Perhaps, that’s what Kanye meant when he said it was coming this week? (Fake Shore Drive)
Over the weekend, West announced the project would be ready for retail in less than seven days.
After his star-studded concert with Coldplay at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Jay-Z headed to the grand opening of Marquee nightclub where he held court with Kanye West. Yeezy and his big bro popped bottles of Ace of Spades champagne before announcing some exciting news. “Watch the Throne coming in one week,” said ‘Ye about his collaborative project with Jay. Bottles of the pricey bubbly were passed out before Kanye toasted the douchebags with an impromptu version of “Runaway,” while a jubilant Jay spit his verse from “Monster.” If that wasn’t enough, Rihanna joined the party by singing part of “What’s My Name?” (Rap-Up)
Last November, Jay revealed Ye took a few of their tracks for his own solo album.
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)
Check out some recent Kanye West footage down below: