Today marks the 12th anniversary of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album, Watch the Throne. The album was released on August 8, 2011, and was an instant classic. It topped the charts in the United States and Canada and was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Watch the Throne was a bold and ambitious album that pushed the boundaries of hip-hop. The production was lush and orchestral, and the lyrics were braggadocious and introspective. Jay-Z and Kanye West traded verses about their wealth, power, and influence. They also addressed more personal topics, such as their relationships with their families and their struggles with fame.
The album was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to cement Jay-Z and Kanye West’s status as the two biggest rappers in the world. It spawned several hit singles, including “Ni**as in Paris,” “Otis,” and “No Church in the Wild.” The album’s tour, also called Watch the Throne, was one of the highest-grossing tours of all time.
Watch the Throne is a landmark album in hip-hop history. It is a testament to the power of collaboration and shows what can happen when two of the best rappers in the world come together. The album is still as relevant today as it was when it was first released, and it continues to inspire and influence new generations of rappers.
In the years since Watch the Throne was released, Jay-Z and Kanye West have continued to release successful solo albums. However, fans have long been clamoring for a sequel to Watch the Throne. In 2018, Kanye West tweeted that Watch the Throne 2 was “coming soon.” However, the album has yet to be released.
Will Watch the Throne 2 ever be released? Only time will tell. However, one thing is for sure: the original Watch the Throne is a classic album that will continue to be enjoyed by fans for years to come.