Hip-Hop, you are in a state of emergency.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
Hip-Hop, you are in a state of emergency.
One of the biggest reactions from last night's premiere of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/08/jay-z-kanye-west-otis-video">Kanye & Jay's "Otis" video</a> would have to be "they f*cking cut up a Maybach," perhaps a symbol of the seemingly gratuitous nature for which Watch The Throne has been criticized.
The best thing about this Spike Jonze-directed video, hands down, is the random Aziz Ansari cameo.
Since exploding at midnight on Monday, Watch the Throne has been Hip-Hop's sole topic of conversation and now Jay-Z and Kanye add more fuel to the fire with the visuals to "Otis," directed by Spike Jonze.
There's no shying away from the similarities between the Ferrari Boyz and Jay-Z and Kanye's Watch The Throne projects.
Throne week continues as viewers can tune into MTV for the premiere of tandems "Otis" video.
Sidney Lauren Celine Dion Destroys Ron Artest's Fragile World [With Leather] The Watch The Throne Samples [HHIR] Justin Timberlake Says NSYNC Was A Non-Factor [Bark+Bite] That Morning Smoke Is Probably Going to Kill You [Gawker] Car Takes Out Cop, Cop Takes Down Driver [Don Chavez] 10 [...].
Never one to see fire and not play with it a bit, Kanye West, performing at the U.
It's official: Kanye & Jay defeated <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/08/did-kanye-and-jay-z-defeat-the-watch-the-throne-album-leak">the pre-release album leak</a>.
Our long national nightmare is over: After a number of stop/starts with the release date and the accompanying tour, rumors of a Jay-Z/Kanye feud, leaked but probably fake album posters, a mysterious mini-documentary that was pulled from the web, at [...].
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s announcement that Watch The Throne would be to be distributed digitally first then physical copies sold exclusively by Best Buy was met by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/independent-record-stores-not-happy-with-jay-z-kanyes-throne-business-venture">an overwhelmingly negative response</a>, and for good reason.
With just less than three days left, the Watch The Throne media blitz is now in full tizzy and they're hitting us with a short promo clip to throw things over the top.
The hip-hop blog <a href="http://www.dubraontherocks.com/post/8436189917">Dubra On The Rocks posted this about an hour ago</a>, and while I'm about 98.
When Watch The Throne, the album, hits iTunes on August 8th, tickets will go on sale for one walloping tour featuring Jay and Kanye as they do 24 shows in support of the release.
Amid rumors that<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/08/page-six-jay-z-and-kanye-feuding-over-watch-the-throne-barely-speaking/"> Jay-Z and Kanye West are feuding so heavily over Watch The Throne</a> that they're barely speaking to each other, the duo announced this morning that they're pushing back the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/07/jay-z-and-kanye-taking-watch-the-throne-to-an-arena-near-you/">highly anticipated tour</a> for the record, eliminating some dates in the process.
It all kinda makes sense now.
If you thought the music to Jay-Z and Kanye West's forthcoming Watch The Throne album was <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/07/rich-nigga-rhetoric-jay-z-and-kanyes-otis-may-be-too-rich-for-you">too rich for your blood</a>, the independent retailers of the land feel the same way about the duo's means to move the product all the same.
Hey, remember when it was reported widely that Watch The Throne -- the most-hyped release since the Virgin Mary dropped Jesus onto the world -- would be<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/watch-the-throne/"> going on sale online in a few days</a>, August 1st to be exact.
Prepare to be whisked away to Sydney, Australia to join Jay and Kanye in the making of Watching The Throne, as seen in the ten minute mini-doc below.
I've <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/07/kanye-west-and-jay-zs-watch-the-throne-continues-slow-hilariously-secretive-rollout/">mentioned previously</a> how intrigued I've been by the slow rollout of Watch The Throne Jay-Z and Kanye West have pulled off.