Watch the Throne - Sondz

Overview

Watch the Throne is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. It was released on August 8, 2011, through Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings. Prior to the release, Jay-Z and West had collaborated on various singles, and with the latter as a producer on the former's work. They originally sought to record a five-song EP together, but the project eventually evolved into a full-length album. The album features guest appearances from Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Beyoncé and Mr Hudson. It also features vocal contributions from Kid Cudi, Seal, Justin Vernon, Elly Jackson, Connie Mitchell, Charlie Wilson and Pete Rock, among others, and samples of vocals by soul musicians Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield.

Recording sessions took place at various locations and began in November 2010, with production led by West and a variety of high-profile producers, including Mike Dean, Swizz Beatz, Pete Rock, ...

Facts

Release date8/8/2011
CountryUnited States
Length46:12
StatusOfficial
Label(s)Roc‐A‐Fella Records
PackagingNone
Language, scriptLatin
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At this point in their respective careers, [Kanye West](http://www.bbc.co.uk/mus...

At this point in their respective careers, [Kanye West](http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051#p00f5dln) and [Jay-Z](http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f82bcf78-5b69-4622-a5ef-73800768d9ac#p00f7fmz) don't have anything else to prove. They're already iconic megastars of the highest order, with an endless array of classics that rekindle an interest in Annie and [Ray Charles](http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/2ce02909-598b-44ef-a456-151b...

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