Watch The Throne [Special Edition] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
An audacious spectacle of vacuous pomposity as well as one of tremendous lyrical depth, Watch the Throne is a densely packed amalgamation of what Jay-Z has termed "ignorant shit" and "thought-provoking shit," with creative, top of the line productions. Its best moments are among the most vital rap music released in 2011. On "New Day," West and Jay-Z address their unborn sons in equally somber and pointed ways. The anthemic "That's My Bitch" rides on rampaging drums, using two of the most common breaks to fresh effect, and effectively incorporates the wildly dissimilar voices of La Roux's Elly Jackson and Bon Iver/Justin Vernon (the latter of which is made to sound like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
An audacious spectacle of vacuous pomposity as well as one of tremendous lyrical depth, Watch the Throne is a densely packed amalgamation of what Jay-Z has termed "ignorant shit" and "thought-provoking shit," with creative, top of the line productions. Its best moments are among the most vital rap music released in 2011. On "New Day," West and Jay-Z address their unborn sons in equally somber and pointed ways. The anthemic "That's My Bitch" rides on rampaging drums, using two of the most common breaks to fresh effect, and effectively incorporates the wildly dissimilar voices of La Roux's Elly Jackson and Bon Iver/Justin Vernon (the latter of which is made to sound like that of the Gap Band's Charlie Wilson). Kanye's autobiographical, rise-to-fame verses in the solemn "Made in America" are among his most riveting to date. The album contains piles of quotables and some of the fieriest pro-black content in decades. The latter, particularly concentrated during the album's back half -- where the word "black" is used almost as often as it is in Euripides Smalls' "I'm Black, Y'All" -- should not be lost amid the album's ruthless flaunting of material wealth and carte blanche industry resources. [The deluxe edition featured four bonus tracks of pre-album songs not included on Watch the Throne, including "HAM."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2011
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602527791494
  • Catalog Number: 001595802
  • Sales rank: 11,594

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Church in the Wild - Frank Ocean (4:32)
  2. 2 Lift Off (4:26)
  3. 3 Ni**as in Paris (3:39)
  4. 4 Otis (2:58)
  5. 5 Gotta Have It (2:20)
  6. 6 New Day (4:32)
  7. 7 That's My B**tch (3:22)
  8. 8 Welcome to the Jungle (2:54)
  9. 9 Who Gon Stop Me (4:16)
  10. 10 Murder to Excellence (5:00)
  11. 11 Made in America - Frank Ocean (4:52)
  12. 12 Why I Love You - Mr. Hudson (3:21)
  13. 13 Illest Motherf**ker Alive (8:23)
  14. 14 H-A-M (4:35)
  15. 15 Primetime (3:19)
  16. 16 The Joy (5:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jay-Z Primary Artist
Kanye West Primary Artist
Seal Vocals
Mike Dean Bass, Keyboards, Musician
Charlie Wilson Vocals
Ken Lewis Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Musician
Pete Rock Vocals
Dylan Wissing Piano
Swizz Beatz Vocals
Ricardo Lewis Vocals
Brent Kolatalo Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
The-Dream Vocals
Laura Escudé Violin
Justin Vernon Vocals
Mr. Hudson Vocals
Connie Mitchell Vocals
Kid Cudi Vocals
Don Jazzy Vocals
Ely Jackson Vocals
Chris "Hitchcock" Chorney Cello
Bankulli Vocals
Acapella Soul Vocals
Jacob Lewis Smith Vocals
Aude Cardona Vocals
Mike "Hitchcock" Chorney Cello
Technical Credits
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
S1 Producer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Mike Dean Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Cello Arrangement, Additional Production
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Q-Tip Additional Production
Pat Thrall Engineer
P. Williams Composer
Ken Lewis Engineer, Additional Production
Pete Rock Producer
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Shawn Carter Composer, Executive Producer
The Neptunes Producer
Kanye West Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Anthony Kilhoffer Programming, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production
Swizz Beatz Producer
88-Keys Producer
Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua Executive Producer
Brent Kolatalo Engineer
Pawel Sek Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Carol Corless Package Production
F. Wesley Composer
Noah Goldstein Producer, Engineer
LMFAO Programming
J. Rosenbaum Composer
Hit-Boy Programming, Producer
J. Zachary Composer
J. Lordan Composer
R. Connelly Composer
S. Samuel Composer
C. Njapa Composer
P. Phillips Composer
R. Diggs Composer
R. Hammond Composer
H. Woods Composer
S. Joseph Composer
J. Campbell Composer
L. Lewis Composer
No_ID Producer
Riccardo Tisci Artwork
Gee Roberson Executive Producer
Lexus "Lex Luger" Lewis Producer
Virgil Abloh Art Direction
Southside Producer
Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph Producer
Vincent Biessy Creative Input
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