Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" Is Essentially Finished

Engineer Young Guru says Watch The Throne just needs "little tweaks" and another solo from Jay may be coming soon

Longtime engineer for Jay-Z and DJ/producer Young Guru recently spoke to Vibe about the state of the highly anticipated Watch The Throne

“Right now, I’m really trying to get Jay and Kanye to hurry up and finish this Watch The Throne album because the world needs to hear it," Young Guru said. “It just needs little tweaks and things like that. But the core of the album is finished.”

The album, which has had two tentative release dates come and go, will likely feature production from Kanye West, No I.D., Q-Tip and Pete Rock.

“Kanye takes what they do and adds on to it and I think that’s his genius," Young Guru added. "I say this all the time ‘Kanye records are never the same twice, while he’s making them because they always grow.’

Looking beyond this high profile collaboration, Young Guru thinks Jay is plotting his next album already.

"Jay’s a consummate thinker, so sometimes he’ll call and be like ‘yo what do you think about this.’ And he said this idea to me that I wish I could tell the world about. Some ideas are so simple and in-your-face, that they’re so incredibly smart," Guru continues. “So this next idea— when you hear this title — the world is going to say ‘why didn’t Jay think of that for the first album.’ The title and concept just fits in perfectly. It’s so simple, but yet so elegant at the same time. [Jay] can’t stop, it’s in his blood.”

27 Comments

  • MChop

    Man...this is all cool....but I'm waiting on ELZHI !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The world needs to hear about kanye and jay-z tell us how great they are?

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  • Mandy Sandy

    niggaz betta b ready 4 diz album. those wack azz rappaz can't take da throne away from jay! and kanye. and evry1 else at roc nation and g.o.o.d. muzik r guardin dat throne so people like wack azz lil gayne can't get 2 it. RNGMB BITCH!

  • TAYLORD

    GAYFISH OLD FAKE COKE NIGGA BAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    Jay's last good album was American Gangster. Don't know what to expect from Watch Your Throne. I would much rather listen to an album fully produced by Kanye and Jay rapping over them. I can't stand Kanye as a rapper, as great as his production skills are, his rapping skills are pure trash.

    • hip hop

      American Gangster was garbage..BP3 was classic...dont mean evrytime jigga sez somethin its classic..reason he came off hard on BP3 is becoz he finally listened wen the masses criticized that cheezy shit...let alone havin lil wayne in it...

    • @The Kid Flames

      well its in your name init emphasis on "kid"

    • The Kid Flames

      This is laughable, dude. Really? BP3 was a stroke of brilliance.

  • ia celiz

    JAy-z doing a Dj Premier album thats why guru sAYS "why didn’t Jay think of that for the first album" perm x jigga man

  • jesterdxxl

    I'ma B.I.G (pun intended) Jigga fan but I think he needs to +Watch the Throne+ because right now he's not fuckin sittin on it Slim is with Tech creepin up!

    • Anonymous

      If you were half as witty as you think you are, you'd be actually somewhat clever. Now sit down, you're not cool.

  • Anonymous

    enuff of this illuminati bs

  • Anonymous

    welcome to the USA im glade to be a part of this its fun thank the people who created this Illuminati plane thanks one love

  • Anonymous

    all of us is part of the Illuminati like it or not we use $ relie on tec. n etc tobe part of the Illuminati

  • joe5286

    Jay and Kanye are constantly flaunting that Illuminati shit. Always flashing signs that clearly mimic the pyramid and eye on the back of the dollar. If they get so tired of accusations of being Illuminati, quit flashing Illuminati signs, damn!

    • Anonymous

      Because that wasn't the sign they've always used before you learned "Illuminati" wasn't a type of fruit roll up. Do us a favor, kiss the end of a shotgun.

    • Anonymous

      Who says they care what a bunch of clueless morons like you think. If they were confirmed "illuminate" then what? Do you stop breathing? Let's hope so.

  • Anonymous

    You see Dr. Dre, if you sit down and just do it., EVENTUALLY you finish it!

  • Beasy

    I can't believe all the haters that I have been reading on HipHopdx lately. Start to recognize what the fuck is going on in music today. This is pivotal shit and y'all are trying to push it to the next generation. They gotta learn from the best before they can take the Throne from Jay. Believe dat.

  • Graham Skillman

    100% Bullshit. Who fucking announced the 'release dates' in the first place? But oooh, maybe some jackoff will 'steal' this from Jay's 'hard drive' like they ALLEGEDLY did Dre's 'Detox' garbage? Where the Jay Electronica stans at now too, speaking of the endless Roc Nothing nonsense?

  • EddieMurrrphy

    clown show!!! look at jay's mouth in that picture lol

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    man dont nobody got a release date over there..wtf wrong with them

    • 2341

      prob cause some artist take time with their music and don't rush it out like all the other so called artist lately. I'll wait cause these people put out good music consistently . Quit with the dumb shit there's a reason your questioning what these people do when their out making moves while your scratching yourself

    • EddieMurrrphy

      its ridiculous and almost sad. roc nation is turning into one of the most talented basement squads. jay aint never gonna let them come up for air. i hope jay-z's next 'genius concept album' does NOT go platinum. oooh shit-i said it

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