Absent from the visuals, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s powerful words frame the desperation of a brutal police state as police officers and civilian rebels clash in the city streets in the riotous video for “No Church in the Wild, a Frank Ocean-assisted cut off the duo’s collaborative album Watch the Throne.
Jay-Z continued to cement his legacy as one of the greatest hip-hop icons of all-time in 2011, and has placed his crown atop the No. 6 spot on MTV’s “Hottest MCs In The Game.” Moving in silence for the first part of the year, Hova came roaring back with the Kanye West-assisted collaborative album Watch The Throne, as well as a sold-out cross country tour with Yeezy.
Drake ties the knot on the remix to “I Do,” Young Jeezy’s latest TM:103 single featuring Jay-Z and André 3000. “Tell the reverend all we’re missing is his blessing ’cause before she pop the pussy, she need me to pop the question,” raps Drizzy over the soulful production.
Jay-Z and Kanye West give fans an encore in the concert-based video for “Ni**as in Paris,” the Hit-Boy-produced single off their acclaimed album Watch the Throne. The clip compiles footage from the duo’s tour stop at L.A.’s Staples Center, where Yeezy and Hov performed the song 10 times in a row.
In the latest episode of VOYR’s “Watch The Throne” tour series, Kanye West kicks it with his protégé Big Sean while backstage at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the latter’s hometown of Detroit.
Someone who would have been considered to be so amazing 200 years ago, should now be the norm. Civilization keeps evolving. People get smarter, and sharper, and faster. They’re not asked to humble themselves or slow themselves down, they’re asked to up every level of everything.
You know, Big Sean showed me his chain and was like, ‘I’m just trying to keep up with you.’ And I said, ‘Trust me, you will surpass me. You have to.’”
“There’s been times when I’ve been in the studio with him and I felt like a little bitch because I would have to go to sleep for just a couple hours and he would be up till his eyes were closed, and then an hour later you’ll see him right back up, right back at it. He grinds like he’s a new artist, and I think that’s what sets him apart. That’s why he’s able to be so inventive and reinvent and be such an icon that he is. If there’s one thing I learned from him, it’s persistence—to always get your vision out exactly how you planned it. Remember how everyone’s gonna view it, but also not give a fuck about how people view it.”