Fri 10 Jun 2011
(Kanye, Akon’s brother and Def Jam exec Bu, and Jay-Z on Houston and West Broadway, via TMZ)
Fans have been waiting and it looks like Watch The Throne, the collaborative album from Kanye West & Jay-Z is completed and set to release on July 4th. Combat Jack notes that a source very close to the project has confirmed the date which is three weeks away, this comes on the day Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music family are set to headline Heineken’s Red Star Access summer concert series in New York City. There’s a possibility that Jay will join ‘Ye to announce the date and possibly premiere a new song off the project.
Props to The Source
UPDATE from MissInfo: um….I wouldn’t put any bets on that July 4th date. I know that’s the word on the street, North…but from what I’m hearing, they’re going back into the lab….AGAIN. *scratches head* What’s interesting is that we almost had a version of Watch The Throne get released digitally back when “H.A.M.” dropped so many months ago. That didn’t happen mostly because of the angry pushback from the biggest retail chain who don’t want to see a name like Jay-Z stray from traditional bricks-n-mortar distribution. The only weapon the chains have? They can threaten to hide your followup releases with less than ideal shelf placement.