Where's the "Watch The Throne" thread?

CherChezLaPLANCherChezLaPLAN 340 Posts
edited August 2011 in Strut Central
I fucks with this.

Very much.
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  • Have it, but had no time to listen yet...

  • I listened to the itunes preview. I"m officially out of touch. I didn't get it. I don't like the euroman dance sound. I can't tell the difference between what's considered good and what's shitty rap these day. :(

  • FunkyFlatulent said:
    I don't like the euroman dance sound.

    I wish synths would go away due to pop music 2011. 0 replay value all moody and shit.

  • cookbookcookbook 783 Posts
    i just don't get how you go from DOA to this??? :walk_away_son:

    happy to see frank ocean get some more shine, however

  • GrandfatherGrandfather 2,303 Posts
    I liked one song and a couple others were listenable
    The rest was suck.

  • mannybolonemannybolone Los Angeles, CA 15,032 Posts
    I'm still stuck on why anyone though Auto-tuning Nina Simone over a RZA beat was a good move. I'm assuming Ye's to blame for that one if only b/c I can't believe RZA would do anything so ill-considered.

  • mannybolone said:
    I'm still stuck on why anyone though Auto-tuning Nina Simone over a RZA beat was a good move. I'm assuming Ye's to blame for that one if only b/c I can't believe RZA would do anything so ill-considered.

    lol. I just looked on a wu tang site. The outrage over the auto tuning is rising quickly.

  • jaymackjaymack 5,198 Posts
    i fucks with as well!
    lotta james brown samples

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

  • how can you sample Flux Pavillion and Cassisus singles that were out in the past year????

    garbage. cant believe q ti[ an Rza were involved in this.

  • thropethrope 750 Posts
    i actually really like that track, autotuned nina simone or not. n*ggaz in paris is probably my favorite track. blades of glory sample lolwut?

  • no i.d. and qtip tracks were the standouts to me. the rest hit and many misses.

  • speakmumbles said:
    no i.d. and qtip tracks were the standouts to me. the rest hit and many misses.

    which is the no id and qtip track?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    copped

  • Track listing




    No.

    Title

    Writer(s)

    Producer(s)

    Length



    1.

    "No Church in the Wild" (featuring Frank Ocean)

    Kanye West, Shawn Carter, Charles Njapa, Michael Dean, Christopher Breaux, G. Wright, J. Loudermilk, P. Manzaner, James Brown, Joseph Roach

    Kanye West, 88-Keys

    4:32



    2.

    "Lift Off" (featuring Beyonc??)

    West, Carter, Jeff Bhasker, M. Dean, Seal Samuel

    Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean, Q-Tip (add.), Don Jazzy (add.)

    4:26



    3.

    "Niggas in Paris"

    West, Carter, Chauncey Hollis, M. Dean, W.A. Donaldson

    Hit-Boy, Kanye West, Mike Dean (co.), Anthony Kilhoffer (add.)

    3:39



    4.

    "Otis" (featuring Otis Redding)

    West, Carter, Harry Woods, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Kirk Robinson, Roy Hammond, Brown, Roach

    Kanye West

    2:58



    5.

    "Gotta Have It"

    West, Carter, Pharrell Williams, Brown, Roach, Tony Pinckney, Fred Wesley

    The Neptunes, Kanye West (co.)

    2:20



    6.

    "New Day"

    West, Carter, Robert Diggs, M. Dean, Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley

    The RZA, Kanye West, Mike Dean, Ken Lewis (add.)

    4:32



    7.

    "That???s My Bitch" (featuring Elly Jackson & Justin Vernon)

    West, Carter, Kamaal Fareed, Justin Vernon, Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ronald Lenhoff, Jeremiah Lordan

    Q-Tip, Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker (add.)

    3:22



    8.

    "Welcome to the Jungle" (featuring Swizz Beatz)

    West, Carter, K. Dean, M. Dean

    Swizz Beatz, Mike Dean (co.), Ken Lewis (add.)

    2:54



    9.

    "Who Gon Stop Me"

    West, Carter, Shama Joseph, M. Dean, Joshua Kierkegaard

    Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph, Kanye West, Mike Dean (add.)

    4:16



    10.

    "Murder to Excellence"

    West, Carter, Kasseem Dean, Larry Griffin Jr., Scott Mescudi, Quincy Jones, Harvey Mason, Jr., Joel Rosenbaum, Caiphus Semenya, Bill Summers, Mihaela Modorcea, Gabriela Modorcea

    'Murder' produced by Swizz Beatz
    'Excellence' produced by S1

    5:00



    11.

    "Made in America" (featuring Frank Ocean)

    West, Carter, Shama Joseph, Breaux

    Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph, Mike Dean (add.)

    4:52



    12.

    "Why I Love You" (featuring Mr Hudson)

    West, Carter, M. Dean, Philippe Cerboneschi, Hubert Blanc-Francard, Tony Camillo, Mary Sawyer

    Mike Dean, Kanye West

    3:21





    [hide]Deluxe edition bonus tracks



    No.

    Title

    Writer(s)

    Producer(s)

    Length



    13.

    "Illest Motherfucker Alive"

    West, Carter, M. Dean, Joshua Luellen, Mescudi

    Southside, Kanye West, Mike Dean

    5:23



    14.

    "H???A???M"

    West, Carter, Lexus Lewis, M. Dean

    Lex Luger, Kanye West (co.), Mike Dean (add.)

    4:35



    15.

    "Primetime"

    West, Carter, Ernest Wilson, Russell Simmons, Lawrence Smith, Maureen Reid

    No I.D.

    3:19



    16.

    "The Joy" (featuring Curtis Mayfield)

    West, Carter, Curtis Mayfield, Peter Phillips, Mescudi, John Cameron, John Zachary

    Pete Rock, Kanye West, Mike Dean (add.)


  • i can picture the cover as a nice gatefold.

  • ReynaldoReynaldo 6,054 Posts
    TheDollarBinDon said:
    how can you sample Flux Pavillion and Cassisus singles that were out in the past year????
    Dudes at the top of their game understand that there are no rules. If it's hot, it's hot; if it offends, too, it's even hotter.

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR

    10/10

    OTIS is dope now too in the context of the album.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Basquiats, Warhols servin as my muses
    My house is like a museum, i see em when im peenin

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    CherChezLaPLAN said:
    I fucks with this.

    Very much.

    ive given up on these cats and im truely impressed by this shit.

  • BrianBrian 7,618 Posts
    does n**gaz in paris get play in paris

  • BrianBrian 7,618 Posts
    man jay sounds alive again on this shit

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Only heard a stream of the standard edition of it so far as wasn't really remotely hyped for it. Have to say it's way better than expected - particularly the middle section starting with N*ggas in Paris. Best thing Jay-Z's been involved in in a long time. I also like the RZA track personally. Going to get it and listen to it in more detail today but a definite thumbs up from me.

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    Yeah, only got in a few cursory listens so far but find myself returning to that middle section. Just like the style -- big, poppy bombastic beats, a few classic samples, R&B choruses. If I had to make a conclusion, I would say that so far I still like My Dark Twisted Fantasy better, but not mad at this at all, including the Nina Simone auto-tuned -- god knows she didn't need it, and that's why it's OK.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    What the big deal with Nina Simone being auto-tuned? I dont understand the issue?

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    TheDollarBinDon said:
    how can you sample Flux Pavillion and Cassisus singles that were out in the past year????

    You realize the first ten years of hip hop was dudes rapping over songs that had just recently come out, right?

  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts
    My college roommate and friend is Kanye's exclusive engineer and did most of the recording for this album and his last, I can't help but just be proud as hell of him for this shit.

  • undrealundreal 29 Posts
    New Day might be my favorite track on WTT.....I love the vibe and the reflective nature of their lyrics . The auto tune does not bother me one bit. The album as a whole.....8.5/10

  • haze25haze25 759 Posts
    7/10. I love "New Day", "Murder To Excellence", "Church In The Wild" and "Primetime". The rest ranges from really good to really bad, but it leans more towards the former.

  • debardebar 215 Posts
    I wasn't impressed when HAM came out earlier this year. But I am pleasantly surprised by this album. Plus my 2 favorite producers on one track? Fire.
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