Jay-Z Explains "Watch The Throne" Title, Significance To Hip Hop Culture

Hov speaks on what the title of his collaborative release with Kanye West means.

Jay-Z recent spoke on his collaborative release with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, explaining that the release is intended to help sustain the culture. Speaking with 99 Jamz's Lorenzo Thomas a few days ago, Hov explained that he didn't bow to popular trends to launch his latest LP.

"No super over-the-top, big singing chorus or anything," he said. "That’s how we launched our album. And it’s good that it’s been embraced the way it has. That means everyone’s ready for that. The return of the boom-bap."

He also justified the audacious album title, explaining that he was just asserting Hip Hop's influence on society through his music. 

"It’s just protecting the music and the culture. It’s people that’s in the forefront of the music. Watch the Throne, you protect it. You just watch how popular music shift, and just how Hip Hop basically replaced rock and roll as the youth music. The same thing can happen to Hip Hop. It can be replaced by other forms of music. So we making sure that we put the effort into making the best product so we can contend with all this other music, with all the dance music that’s dominating the charts right now and indie Music that’s dominating the festivals."

RELATED: Jay-Z And Kanye West Open Pop-Up Store For "Watch The Throne"

281 Comments

  • Big Jun

    I buy Jay albums and i supported his psuedo movement since jump but lets break it down shall we? 1st off he did NOT bring hip hop back with this album. NaS did with Hip hOp is dead, and started the conversation about how wack the industry got and it lead to a lotta dudes steppin their pen games up. 2). Raekwon got hiphop album of the year awards and was #1 on Itunes with OBFCL II because the people BEEN tired of the radio bling rap. 3) Slaughterhouse supergroup broke the door down and made it cool to have a bunch of dudes spittin hot bars with NO GIMMICKS AND FUNNY FRUITY HOOKS. And then Eminem signs them!! And the UNDERGROUND SCENE is back with dudes like Jay Elect, Black Hippy, KRIT, GIBBS, KENDRICK, and Fashawn no thanks to Jay who is in the proces of trying to sabotage J Cole's career So WTF is JAY TALKIN ABOUT?? Son did DEATH OF AUTOTUNE on his last album which was sort of a "SWAGGER JACKIN" of Nas's HHD but whatever and then on Watch THe Throne what do i hear?? AUTOTUNE!! this dude is a fraud Im done buyin Jay albums (strictly downloading) he's the best 'radio rapper ever' but that's all he is now he's actin like he's some sort of pioneer cuz he mastered how to "DUMB DOWN TO DOUBLE HIS DOLLARS??, rap was on the radio and record charts and was mainstream a decade before Jay was on the radar. Russel had a record label and Bentley's before this dude, Suge had a label, Puff had a label and there was RAP A LOT in the south pushin the envelope so homie needs to cut it out he aint trend set shit he just had a whole lot of d**ckriders cuz he was 'safe'. BIG DIFFERENCE

  • Iammogul Fortune Wilson

    Anyone had the chance to view the album covers?

  • Ludovic Ménard

    Jay Z is so wrong, I can tell you that hip hop is no longer youth music, it's marketers and advertisers's, it has influenced all music styles, however I won't call that piece of s*** hip hop. Jay-Z + Kanye West = Lady Gaga

    • Anonymous

      It's to make sure that Hip Hop survives. What these two have done here, will be appreciated years from now. Jay spitting like a hungry mofucker on half the tracks you calling them Lady Gaga? Something's wrong.

  • optimus rhyme

    return of the boom bap. i'll remember that Jay. so when that next solo album drops i expect nothing less.

  • Anonymous

    I'm waiting for KRS 1 to school him, not indirectly", i mean a straight shot directly!

    • 4real

      KRS 1 won't do it and he's had plenty of opportunities. He was asked if he felt a way about Jay taking the "Blueprint" album title and he was all on Jay like it was originally Jay's idea. I mean, I understand being flattered or whatever but dude was kissin' ass. KRS 1 will find every reason 2 not go against him.

  • bri

    Watch the throne is a great album it's different.i had to listen to it a few times and the album is NOT a pop album at all it's hip hop

  • Anonymous

    Album was a huge disappointment IT SHOULD BE CALLED WATCH NOTHING THAT HOW I FELT NOTHING

  • Anonymous

    watch the throne was not hip hop its hip pop

  • Anonymous

    Jay showing this fools who the king is.

  • Anonymous

    gotta give props to my nigga kanye tho, he went in

  • Anonymous

    fucking album was a big let down... cmon man i was ready for a banging "hip hop" album, but instead i get pop hits?

  • Don't worry about it

    His reasoning for the album title? Boom Bap? We don't believe you. You need more people.

  • Anonymous

    so to save hip hop we should all do songs with pop stars and sell out? huh http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch comin soon a justin beeber duet cuz i wanna save hip hop jbird gettin all up in that asds

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop was born out of bragging.

  • Anonymous

    Album was a huge disappointment

  • miket

    lol WTT "boom-bap" more like "zoom-zap" its sstill a decent album tho but not a classic hiphop sounding album

    • Anonymous

      And that's good, we enough lame ass underground rappers with no talent trying to bring out some boom bap classics by copying the older ones and reaching 500 people.

  • WutDaFuk

    I dont think mafuckers know what boom bap is. Its a term that was given to the style of drum breaks hip-hop producers used to use in their beats. The boom is the kick drum and the bap is the snare.

    • Bowski

      PREACH MAN PREACH!! I'm getting tired of these "rappers" using that term loosely these days. Busta claims his new album is gonna be Boom Bapish, Redman that Muddy Waters 2 is gonna be on that vein too, and nuff props to Reggie but you can almost see that term as the new "crutch" for lame-ass-rappers to claim they're bringing back the dopeness. Not saying Jigga & Kanye are lame, but just make the damn music without all the gimmicks is all I'm saying. Boom Bap is definied EXACTLY the way you defined it in your post. Now granted that the Boom Bap drum sound was prevelent in the late 80's and throughout the 90's but these lil dudes are gonna pick up on it as if it's that early 90's hip hop "sound" & start throwing that term around too, I can just see it already. Boom Bap is all in the hard ass dirty ass drums maaannnn!!! (lol) freaking clones.......

  • Anonymous

    niggaz need to boycott these major labels so real artists can shine and get rich off making mixtapes alone!! P.U.H.H.

    • Anonymous

      Well, the people who always complain about the state of Hip Hop are usually the ones that don't support the acts who need it.

  • Anonymous

    HIP HOP BEEN ABOUT BRAGGING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF "RAP". IF U DONT LIKE, GO COP THAT TURTLENECK AND CHAIN ALBUM.

  • Anonymous

    IF U WANT JAY'S OLD RECORDS......BUY HIS OLD ALBUMS.

  • Anonymous

    NICELY SAID JAY, THATS WHY I BUY YOUR ALBUMS, EVEN COPPED THAT GREATEST HITS PACKAGE JUST FOR PICS AND ARTWORK!

  • GP

    I rather listen to Camron & Vado no disrespect.

  • The B

    Gimme a fuckin NAS & PREEMO album! Gimme a fuckin KOOL G. RAP & PREEMO album! or PETE ROCK or ALCHEMIST on production. Guaranteed it will Crush the shit out of that Jay and Ye shit!!!! Gimme some AZ!! Yeah I'm Mad!!!! BOOM BAP MY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      http://ru-crazy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/nas_street_dreams.jpg

    • comachonvargas

      Nas a sellout? PLEASE explain this... he just did DR with Damien Marley who is the epitome of a commercially viable artist right? Moron... oh wait he did Hero with Polow da don and Keri Hilson so that must be it... whatever man You want to know what are 'sellout' collabs: tracks with Rihanna, Pink, Bieber, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj... has Nas ever done one of those? Enlighten me really... oh but Jay and Kanye do plenty now don't they

    • Anonymous

      Nas won't ever do an album with Premo, Kool G. Rap or AZ for that matter. Do you want to know why? Because he's a fucking sellout.

  • The B

    They Gotta cater to the skinny jean wearin lil shame(wayne) fags out here you know. At the ene of the day its about that $$$$ to them not that BOOM BAP!!! Damn Shame

  • terrieq x

    Jay needs to go back and do records like friend or foe and his all time greatest record "A million and on questions"

  • Matic

    Watch the throne is a solid album...been banging hip hop since the 80s...anyone who doesnt agree..probably perfers souilja boys latest mixtape...so light sumthing drink sumthing and watch the throne!!#truehiphopallday

  • Krozzphader

    It would be official Boom Bap, if they would have had Primo or KRS on the album. Now KRS has a upcoming album with Primo called "Return of The Boom Bip." The culture has taken a slap in the face from many artist, who proclaim one thing, but do another (using it as a crutch, etc). Now Jay started out on that culture hip-hop style, boom bap (Reasonable Doubt), but as he blew up, he went in another direction sort of. With the corporate world behind everything he does, he's obligated to do a few things. Otis is a tight song, but boom bap isn't defined by just a sample and back to back rhyming, that's just a cipher, which is cool, and traditional on the corner emceeing. However, we know the whole album isn't on that vibe (how many DJs are used to cut on the album if any at all). The hip-hop definition along with now "the thought of boom bap" definition is and has been retooled, because of who is using it and saying it. Now if they wanted to do a Boom Bap album, the music would have came from cats like Pete Rock, Primo, DJ Scratch, Q-Tip, Eric Sermon, Showbiz, etc and guest would have been cats like Rakim, Kool G, Kane, Skillz, Black Thought, Jean Grae, De La, Nas (Illmatic version), etc. I will say cool album, because it is, but not on the boom bap vibe; just another good album by Jay and Kanye doing what they do on a collab effort. If Jay wants to do boom bap, he would do another version of "Friend or Foe." Kanye has never been a boom bap track maker and sometimes his name exceeds his skill level as far as tracks; mix downs are excellent though.

    • THE B

      Diddo...Plus kanye is too feminine to do an official BOOM BAP album. And like you said jay-z is too commercial now.

  • Anonymous

    damn kaney is wealthy he has 16 million thats crazy

  • Anonymous

    Ive tried and tried to like watch the throne. There are maybe 2-3 songs that are good/decent, but overall, its a joke. The verses are just so half assed. Its almost like an inside joke for them...lets but out a shitty CD and see how many people will buy it just because we are who we are.

    • Anonymous

      I really hope Jay is going to unleash his full potential on the next album. One album where doesn't care about all this shit and just raps his off would be the greatest thing for Hip Hop in a long time.

    • Will C

      Agreed! I keep thinking they both have solo albums coming out later this year with the real shit on it and these were just leftovers. No Church in the Wild is the hardest track on there. And that chorus for Made in America? WTF?

    • Anonymous

      true man same i couldnt even listin to it in my car for a while 3 songs are good but the album was pop

  • 490717

    First you stole the blueprint album title now return of the boom bap? How many of KRS rhymes gonna come out your fat lips. LOL, KRS made that song in 1993. If anyone to blame for the singing choruses is it not Jay himself? And like half the songs is singing on this album as well here's where all the Jay "stans" come in claiming how WTH is classic and we should all bow down...

  • saint

    yeah, what the fuck was he thinking when he said that? this ain't even seen boom bap. I mean, the album is OK from what I heard, but boom bap??? hell no

  • Anonymous

    the album was hip pop

    • Anonymous

      To make sure that Hip Hop survives in the long run, decades from now. But I didn't expect a simple minded fool like you to get that.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, WTT is needed...to sustain the bragging culture !

  • Armond Prudeaux

    Dayum you kids on here are really Hip Hop illiterate. Yes they are taking it back to the boom bap. and he aint talking bout the WHOLE album he JUST is talking bout Otis that ONE track. The "Boom Bap" is just a beat no hook and spitting. or just rhyming over a sample no beat, no hook just spitting. and thats EXACTLY what they are doing on Otis. No beat No Hook Just straight back and forth spitting over a Sample.... Thats Boom Bap. yall young cats are funny, trying to hate and slam some one who was part of the reason the hip hop culture has become so popular and was apart of the boom bap movement in the early 90's... yall lil kids go learn your Hip Hop history and definitions.

    • Ryan MacQueston

      it's that it doesnt have a boom bap sound. not that it was produced by a faggot. And anonymous asking wtf i know about hip hop. get out of here, if i was black you'd just be like "uhh well, what, Nas can do no wrong?" get out. I listen to good music not GOOD music, faggot

    • Armond Prudeaux

      and what im trying to figure out is how are some of yall thinking that ONLY a handful of artist can do the Boom Bap style??? and ooonly albums from a certain era was boom bap, like what Hip hop cant evolve...??? Hip hop has to stay sounding like one thing??? only Primo, Pete Rock, dilla and Prince paul can produce boom bap??? some of these cats are funny acting...

    • THE B

      BOOM BAP is hard ass beats and hard ass rhymes ie: KOOL G. RAP, BDP(KRS-ONE), GANGSTARR, D.I.T.C., WU-TANG CLAN!!! hope you get the picture. He's brainwashing yall to make yall think it's BOOM BAP. And he knows better!! WOWWWW!! SMFH

    • Anonymous

      Ryan, what the fuck do you know about hip hop? smfh Armond is right

    • Ryan MacQueston

      go listen to any boom bap album and tell me how the fuck Otis is boom bap. boom bap's that 36 chambers shit son, dont cry

  • Suggamatic

    This album has no signification to hip-hop. The only thing it proves is that no matter how shitty of an album two revered artists release, People will still praise it and it'll fly off the shelves dispute being a pretentious piece of shit. Fuck jigga, Fuck kanye and fuck the throne. As a matter of fact, fuck hip hop and all the brain dead listeners ruining everything.

    • HipHop

      This album has signification to hip-hop. The only thing it proves is that no matter how shitty of an album two unknown artists release, People will still hail it and it'll last on the shelves dispute being praised by people. Fuck lame ass underground rapper 1 and 2, fuck the bottom. As a matter of fact, fuck underground hip hop and all the brain dead listeners ruining everything.

  • Anonymous

    retards leave music running in phone interview come on .... THINK radio people THINK

  • Anonymous

    jay, you better watch that throne...nas will drop soon..;)

    • comachonvargas

      YEAH I'm sure Jay-z is Nas' favorite lyricist esp after Nas sampled Jay right... oh wait it was the other way around nice try though... yeah Jay is so versatile rapping about cash, hoes, clothes, black cars, coke dealing since '96... he convinced you morons that he has subject matter that is 'versatile' and 'innovative' while dropping synthetic pop rap like WTT/BP3 Nas may not have the commercial appeal, but his concept tracks trump jay's anyday of the week... jay done anything like rewind? i gave you power? fetus? sekou story? undying love? fried chicken? one love? LOL at Jay bringing back boom bap on WTT and the 'meaningful impact' of this genius album to the current state of hip hop... yall must really be able to relate to maybachs, black cards, and being the mike jordan of recording.. PLEASE

    • Anonymous

      Nas, the lame fuck, who's insecure about his own music and changes everything he just did, because he gets criticized from his fans and critics alike. This fool will never have anything close to a throne.

    • Damir

      What's that suppose to mean lol Like Jay would be scared of Nas's album dropping. Jay is one of the best lyricist to do it. There is reason why he's your favorite lyricist favorite lyricist. Nas is incapable of putting commerical and street album out that pleases the hip hop community, because he sucks at it. Nas is one of the greats but Jay is more versatile lyrically and musically.

  • project

    return of boom bap??? um....okay lol and they didnt bow to any popular trends either???? lmao...thats all the album is! the album is garbage...

  • Alex

    This album is just pop rap. And Jay-z dares talking about its significance to the hip hop culture? Watch the throne is as important to the hip ho culture as Lady Gaga's shit.

    • Anonymous

      To the second anonymous: You're obviously brainwashed by Jay-z. If he collaborates with Justin Bieber tomorrow and he claims that this will save hip hop, you'll still believe him..If Jay-z makes an album with Preemo and Pete Rock and if the guests are Rakim, Nas, Kool G Rap, I might say that such an album will save hip hop. That's my bitch and Primetime are the only two songs here that sound like a hard-hitting hip hop album.

    • Alex

      Lyrics is shit as well. But my main concern is the music production. Just three tracks that are fine, one is just OK. Curse as much as you want but this is not hip hop. Hip hop is not only bragging, not real hip hop. Hip hop is old KRS, Nas, Gangstarr etc. You're welcome, son!

    • Anonymous

      You dumb fuck, it will be one of the main reasons that Hip Hop will survive.

    • Anonymous

      @ Alex Did you listen to "New Day"," Murder to Excellence","Welcome To The Jungle","Gotta Have it","Otis","Prime-time","The Joy" they're not no fucking hip pop songs.

    • Lol

      Listen to the lyrics, you fuck. When was the last time a pop album spoke about black unity?

  • Anonymous

    big up to gucci mane

  • DMAX

    In my opinion the boom-bap days are long gone. The only reason why the main consumers of hip hop even cared about boom bap was because it sounded completely different compared to every other genre within the 80's-90's period. BUT then again nothing is new under the sun, we basically as humans just recycle shit over and over again thinking it's new when really already attempted.

    • cold 187

      And it still(boom bap) is very a alternative to anything out their....while mainstreem hip hop has merged with regular pop culture, which leaves very little difference between the two

  • Anonymous

    THERE IS A "CHURCH IN THE W.I.L.D." Keep the underground moving!!! Check the video!!! Song: The WILD Artist: The Nevermind Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x130EXNAnDo

  • Anonymous

    There is a church in the WILD Keep the underground moving!!! Song: The WILD Artist: The Nevermind Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x130EXNAnDo

  • Kate Travis

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  • Anonymous

    got mills now i can tell my pips what to do,saving the ghetto i dont hear,brother man otis name i use in vain,critics have become we the haters say fuck hov ! now i the hater,broke brother,otis blues man is the money is the money shining like a sepent see me ,im illumunati jyz fuck.go cope it dumm child do nobody hating on yo king

  • Ryan MacQueston

    "Return of Boom Bap" lawlz

    • saint

      yeah, what the fuck was he thinking when he said that? this ain't even seen boom bap. I mean, the album is OK from what I heard, but boom bap??? hell no

  • gotdam

    Ya'll people wake in the morning and start you're day off hatin. Man most of ya'll are a bunch of net gangstas. Dam respect the music period. If you dont like it dont listen to it. If you dnt like jay & ye dnt listen to them or read their interviews, or watch their videos. My goodness stop sucking you own dicks!!!!

  • Schweinepriester Helmut Smith

    This corporate-ass-nigger-bitches strength comes from the weakness of the "real"-ass-niggers. Cultural movement? I like money too, Jay.

    • Anonymous

      like you paid,it aint about that? lame ass! pips have the right to be critics,if it dont sound right dont force it on people,ye you like jay ,hey if it dont sound right,it is what it is, i dont love everything my fev rappers do all the time,jy act like he speak for hip hop nigger check you ,i never head him take up for the killed,all his saying is obama is cool,killer mike song said burn ye hovva bout himself just like puffy henchman,or mybad lenchymans

  • fr

    "the return of the boom-bap" lmao did he even listen to his own fucking album?

  • Jyeah!

    Fuck yall! Just enjoy the music you fuck up broke ass never will amount to nothing haters! Hip Hop is the voice of the hood! Why hate on our voice??? This goes out to every non black artist too, Eminem, RA the rugged Man, Cage , Remedy, Eternia, Atmosphere, and every white rapper that celebrates the culture too (Kreayshawn and V-Nasty not included), let's celebrate!!! this shit. Black folk talk about how we are oppressed but yet the real oppressors are ourselves. Wake the fuck up

    • The B

      I hear you, I love my 90s shit but, You got all these rich ass rappers throwin away money in the club, the bar etc. Why cant they put some of that shit together and form a community strictly for hiphop. Distribution, Marketing etc. All we need is 2 or 3 of them to shut out the middleman(universal, sony & all the rest)

  • Anonymous

    jigga played a part in gettin biggie killed (even though biggie himself was into devil shit) diddy and jigga couldnt have no one being on a bigger scale than they were dont believe it i got proof trust me

  • Anonymous

    the jay-z/nas beef was some fabricated illuminati bullshit

  • Anonymous

    2pac called out names for a reason!!!! and yes jigga was on that list fuck jay-z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    i know there will be haters but who in the fuck cares!!! This nigga jigga is a fraud, a fake and whatever else negative you want to call him!!!!! trust me jigga is a pussy lickin the white mans ass type nigga!!!!! everything aint always what it seems!!! just cause it glitters dont mean its gold!!!

  • Anonymous

    used biggie rhymes for half his career sold out to the illuminati yo get fame and riches a good mc but nowhere near top 10 a gimmick mc!!! sold out like no other shawn carter = fraud

    • Lamar

      @ Anonymous Do the math retard Jay has put out fourteen albums in total included collaboration efforts. Biggie had only two albums unfortunately before his timely demise. Now explain to me how could majority of Jay verses be Biggie's with only two albums. Your a fucking idiot. 'I tell you big verse/ I'm only biggin up my brother/-What More Can I Say

  • Anonymous

    jay-z = illuminati nuff said

  • Gus Williams

    Watch The Throne is not boom bap. This is boom bap right here http://www.vimeo.com/8606788 Peace to C Rayz Walz & DJ Lord Ron

    • Gus Williams

      Check for Walz in this video too. http://www.vimeo.com/10941943 This is boom bap. Fuck is Jay Z talking bout.

    • Anonymous

      C-Rayz always been nice. Loved that Chorus Rhyme album. This is fire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUBxS5yxGTA

  • Jamel Vasquez

    LOL @ "Boom Bap"

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Game!! Hov is that nigga

  • gun di liro

    This guy said return of the boom bap...lol. What would he be saying right now if HAM blew up the charts? Would we hear Lex Luger is the future? Then That's My Bitch dropped, dude and chick singing on that. One song hopping the Lex Luger trend, the other with two singers on it. If those two songs really popped off boom bap would be the last thing on his mind.

  • Sales Numbers are NOT Facts

    Here is 100% proof that sales are NOT facts. "Watch" will not, however, earn the record for the biggest overall digital sales week ever for an album. That distinction is held by Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which moved 662,000 downloads in its first week earlier this year, with the bulk of those sales courtesy of AmazonMP3. The retailer famously priced the album at 99 cents for two days during its opening week. It's estimated that Amazon sold upwards of 440,000 downloads of its 99-cent "Born This Way" album. You see what that says? It says that 440,000 copies only sold for $0.99 each!!!!! What a joke!!! So here you assholes are saying that sales numbers are facts, when they tell you that 440,000 copies sold, but what they don't tell you is that they only sold for $0.99 each. That is 440,000 albums that brought in less than $440,000, and they act like that shit is record breaking. $440,000 big fuckin deal, yet they act like some kind of record is broken. What a fuckin joke. Besides the fact that albums can be purchased by the distributors, that the numbers can be forged, they also don't tell you what the album sold for becuase they sell for different prices. So they can tell you that artist X sold 10 million copies, but if they sold for $0.01 who really gives a fuck.

  • game

    R.E.D=Riding Everybodys Dick august 23 i love you hova

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joHCfll2AGI THIS is only one piece of why he's the best. HANDS DOWN! I wonder what the responses on this video will be one day when he passes on. The art, the play on words, the delivery, the mental pic you get while listening to it, the fact that its a freestyle and as relevant today as some of the raps from Reasonable Doubt that people STILL haven't caught up to yet!

  • you kidding

    Want to hear boom bap? Here you go: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/singles/id.16265/title.game-born-in-the-trap-prod-dj-premier

  • you kidding

    hahahaha there was not a single "boom bap" track on watch the throne foh jay z whachutalkinboutwillis

  • JFranks

    "No super over-the-top, big singing chorus or anything," Lift Off Made in America That's My Bitch Why I Love You Did this dude listen to his own album? I mean, I really like WTT, but wtf is he talking about "no big singing chorus."

    • JFranks

      Then again, I am listening to the album with beats pros, so maybe I can hear these big choruses better than an average, uh, Joe.

    • JFranks

      Okay then Mr. Stacks....I would like for you to explain to me how the songs I mentioned did not have big singing choruses...I will wait, but I shouldnt even bother because I know thats an undeniable fact. Jay said there were no big singing choruses, and thats just isnt even close to the truth. I dont know what album you listened to.

    • Joe G. Stacks

      JFranks prolly had his hearing aid turned up too loud..dumbass

    • TheThrone

      808's and heavy bassline on top of another bassline. "Otis" has those elements in there. Through the interview they were mainly focusing on "Otis". Which makes total since that's the only single from WTT that's on the radio. That was the style of the boom bap, go back and listen to KRS you'll see. That's why the song is loved so much because they took it back to the old school. Listen to the interview again you'll see what I'm talking about.

    • Anonymous

      Sebash no he wasnt smh

    • SeBash

      he was talkin about otis you dumbass...

  • amp

    so what our mans tryna say is Hip Hop is King. its sitting on the throne. and we, the loyal subjects gotta protect its title.

  • prewoz

    listened to the whole album. weak sauce. return of the boom bap my ass.

    • tek

      ^ TheThrone 808's have nothing to do with boom bap.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, one of the best albums of the year without a doubt. Grey Hairs is fucking nice, too. Dude rips a mic like no one else. Armor Of God by Vakill is up there, some of the best punchlines, rhymes and concepts I've ever heard.

    • Anonymous

      R.E.K.S album was sooooo Dope

    • TheThrone

      "Otis" is the return to the boom bap dickhead. Go back and listen to KRS-One's songs back in the early 90's. You'll notice the heavy basslines and 808s with raw lyrics on top. That's the boom bap genius.

    • Anonymous

      Listen to Reks - Grey Hairs or R.E.K.S. if you want true boom bap.

  • this dude

    jigga's talking points always kill me....boom bap indeed lol

    • Anonymous

      Indeed? then why are you questioning if it's Boom Bap? If that's what he considers boom bap then he needs an identity check.

  • Anonymous

    Posted6 minutes ago Anonymous: 1. "No beef with Jay" "one blood" 2. "Got a hook from Faith, no verse from Jay I guess on Westside Story he thought I spit in his face" "Westside Story" 3. "Dre told me he ain't doin "Detox," this his only run Ma$e comin back, and Hovi done" "No more fun and games" 4 "It's "Me & My Girlfriend" like 2Pac and them Jay-Z and Beyonce, or Bobby and Whitney "Special" 5. "Rap critics politickin, wanna know the outcome "Ready to Die" "Reasonable Doubt" and "Doggystyle" in one "Dreams" 6. "Make the club R.O.C. without Timberland boots "Higher" 7."I was gassed up, Murder Inc., Roc-A-Fella passed up" 8. "It took me a little while but I am now understandin Jay ****ed up in the first round when he picked olowankandi" "Memp Bleek Iz" 9. "Oh, that boy colder than Hova unless he sober" "300 Bars" 10. "And ain't nobody tryin to take Beyonce from Jay But I know a ***** named Superhead he ****ed back in the day" Wouldnt Get Far" 11."Took you to award shows, there go Jay right there" "One Night" 12."Bangin "The Black Album," track #1 she like that Jay ****, that's her favorite'' "Around The World" 13. "Behind the back to Nas he alley oop to Jigga" "Why U hate The Game" 14. "Niqqas show me love in the hood like i was HOV down Flushing" "State Yo Name" 15. "The day Jay retire I'ma park next to the throne, in a Maybach on gold wires, yeah "Hands On The Pump" 16. "Cuz he know Jay-Z departed And these other rap labels know don't feed they artists Talkin blueprint **** you got three garages Gettin money off Roc like little E and carter" 17. "And 2Pac was in jail the day you called to hit him up I wouldn't be outside 40/40 bumpin 'Jigga What'" 18."I'm the king, and you better respect it All I need is Beyonce, and a Roc-a-fella necklace" 19. "I'm the golden boy, and I'm making Hova noise Got the whole world clapping, just like the Nolia Boys" 20. "I told 'em bomp, slow down baby Got to get this **** firm like Foxy, NaS and AZ She said '**** you,pay me So I left her in AZ That's what I get for letting her listen to my Jay-Z" 21. "*****, I'm number one, motherfukka bar none Who else kick knowlegde outside of Hova and the God Son" 22. "U gon make me/ make Jay lose his cool" "Feel It In The Air" 23. "Too much West coast dikc lickn, remember Jay-Z? "1-800-Homicide" 24. "No Em, no Dre, I'm the hottest since Jay" "Get Up" 25. "Cause I'm the man behind the Roc like Kanye West" 26."A pimp like 50, the niqqa to leave you broke ma 6 in the mornin, you stretchin on the sofa singin ain't no niqqa like Foxy Brown and Hova" "Compton to Fillmoe" 27. "I'm runnin the ROC, not Jay, Dame Dash of Hoffa" "Jackin 4 Beats" 28. "Who the fuk holdin me? i was just waitin 'til HOVA leave wit my eyes on the thrown that belong to me" "Round Here Freestyle" 29. "yeah its me and young cass til hov come back" "Aim Ya Gunz" 30. "Throw Jay-z in the pot, mix em with ren or O.J on the rocks, mix em with gin whatchu got? the westcoast riding again" "82 Days" 31. "i found out it was a hard knock life without asking Jay" "Duck Down" 32. "Fake king of new york, U aint Jay z" "soundscan" 33. "Me, Em and 50 racin' this rap siht is basic I followed that Jay siht" "We Aint" 34. "The kings comin', no I'm not Jay-Z" "One Blood Remix" 35. "Not the rap martyr, or the second rap Carter" "for My gangstaz" 36. "niqqa I'm about a dollar, what the fuk is 50 Cent? When Jay said it, I didn't know what it meant" "100 Bars" 37. "used to push that rock like Jay Hov" "Red Bandana" 38. "then this marcy-project niqqa came and stole the crown" "Im a soldier" 39. "But Kanye and Hova killed it without a doubt" "Just a lil Bit freestyle" 40. "Who had the hottest chick in the game, wearin they chain Mr. H to the Izzo, Nas and Hurricane" "too Much" 41. " cuz ain't nobody movin units but Jay, pimp Juice and Us" - Down 4 my *****s freestyle 43. "I used to have visions of retiring like Jigga" "Du Rags 44. "He in a vest with a hoodrat from Marcy with a tattoo of Jay-Z name on her chest" "Its So Hard" 45. "Im classic like Detox & Blueprint 2" "Get Yo Money" 46."Yall thought it was over when Hova retired" "Get Yo Money" 47. "Make the world feel like the niqqas before 2pac Shakur Christopher Wallace & Shawn Corey" "Dont Push Me..." 48. "... He aint teach Jigga how to rhyme" "Juice freestyle" 49. "Im going to same place Jay-z went Fredrico & Pico" "100 Bars" 50. "Hov retired but Compton still pushin Roc" "On & On" 51. "I came to see chicks shake they ass like Beyonce so let me be Hov 4 a min." 52. "All I gotta do is hit her wit a Jay-Z line like u deserve to be my sunshine" 53. "Biggie Smalls is the illest so is pac Jay retired i wonder if nas gon drop" "Unbeliveable freestyle" 54. "i kno they sayin y u gotta mention Jay" "State Yo Name" 55. "First Jay & Beyonce then Nas & Kelis" "A Week Ago Part 2" 56."u 36 And U Still Rappin Uhh, Im 26 And Homie So Iz Da Dubz" "one Blood" 57."So I reconciled my differences like he did with Jigga" Game on 'Hustlers' 58. "Im ready to die Without a reasonable doubt" "The Documentary" 59. "In '99 i studied +The Chronic+ inside out, a Doggystyle for breakfast, lunch was Reasonable Doubt " "im A Soldier freestyle" 60. "Shouldnt been influenced by Calvin Broadus, Nasir Jones & Shawn Corey" "Pain In My Life Remix" 61. Yo Jay what it do niqqa, i done rocked enough fellas,to be u niqqa,i got the 40/40,they my 2 jigga's" Tell me that whack fuck ain't on Jay's dick.

    • a

      Just how bloggers talk shit about each other's opinion, mentality and what not, rappers and hip hop artists do the same. Game is an artist choosing a socially conscious route. Jay-Z isn't. This is like an identity crisis for you guys that have to reiterate your superficial identity. Get ignorant. ;) Nobody in this day and age wants to hear materialistic shit when the economy is going to shit, the Federal Reserve and those that are politically conscious know that dollar has no figurative or literal value to it other than paper. Sorry, if it's not socially relevant, and every body can't be delusional about America any more? then the music paradigm will shift. It's the nature of the game.

    • Anonymous

      Jay-Z marvels in this. Takes it as flattery and voids all reason as insecure as they may seem.

    • Anonymous

      Hov getting the same look he has on that pic if he sees or hears this.

    • Princ3 0f Th3 D

      Man I used to have so much respect for Game but after seeing this list I've lost a little respect for the nigga. When you keep someones name this much in your mouth this is no longer hating, this is obsessing, like a love obsess. HOV better watch out before Game tries to give that nigga some of that "Thugin Love."

    • Anonymous

      Now this is Obsessed part 2 staring Jay-Z,Beyonce and The Game lol

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that would be classic.

    • TheThrone

      I'm going to copy and paste this shit on a Game forum lol Now he saying fuck Jay, he sounds like a groupie Jay played in the past lol

    • GAME

      imm watchin a video of jay-z right nowww and its moving in SLOW MOTION, slow motion, HEY, HEY, heyyyyy....

    • smh

      who the fuck did this i cant take it im about to throw up from laughing and i vote 15 also

    • Anonymous

      now this is classic

    • Anonymous

      100 diss tracks can't deny this. Imagine Game walking behind Jay, crying ''you can't do this, please, I'm your biggest fan, I bought all your albums, shit, I would kiss your wife just to kiss you indirectly.''

    • Anonymous

      50 is behind this lmaooo nice work

    • Anonymous

      Now we know why he been mad at Jay for years. Getting to the concert, telling his son he's going to meet the greatest, seeing his idol in front him, a dream coming true. Til' Jay shatters his world by simply ignoring him. LMAO.

    • Anonymous

      This nigga gave Jay the crown before Watch The Throne was released. This is ridiculous.

    • yeezy

      damn game dickridin cant be your only hustle

    • Anonymous

      It must be the hardest thing for him that Jay ignores him like he doesn't exist. LMAO. Dude probably waiting to save an interview where Jay mentions him and plays it over and over again.

    • Anonymous

      Best shit ever, DX needs to make a lengedary editorial about this. Unbelievable.

    • Anonymous

      R.E.D=Riding Everybodys Dick august 23

    • Anonymous

      HIPHOPDX IS LOVING THIS LMAOOOO

    • Anonymous

      Someone who owns a radio station needs to ask him about this on air.

    • Anonymous

      OH SHIT CHECK THIS OUT I DIDNT FIND THIS BUT I HAD TO PASS IT ON http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9586/thegamejust.jpg

    • Anonymous

      this some shit media takeout or TMZ would do

    • Anonymous

      http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9586/thegamejust.jpg LMAO!!! Biggest joke ever.

    • Anonymous

      R.E.D=Riding Everybodys Dick

    • wow son!!

      all i gotta say is ....DAMN!!

    • Anonymous

      Biggest clown ever, first the appearance on that TV show where he was talking about his ex girlfriend, the stripper pic then the cover up of the butterfly tattoo and now THIS. I don't know how peple are able to see behind all this and listen to his music without starting to laugh.

    • TheThrone

      This nigga is bitter because his idol never did a song with him or acknowledge him lol He's worst then that Jay-Z stalker on Dr.Phil lol This list is scary as hell. I think Jay need to issue a restraining order fast lmao

    • Anonymous

      i wonder if his fans still want a album from a jay-z dickrider

    • Anonymous

      ok where does he keep the jay-z tat? i know he got one lmaooo

    • Anonymous

      His lyrics are nothing but dick-riding, whether brands or rappers.

    • Anonymous

      he home jerkin off to beyonce or jay posters playing watch the throne

    • GAME

      yeah i REALLY love jay so what

    • pass

      wow all i can say is that was perfect execution bro

    • cmon son

      jay need a order of protection this is the definition of dick riding and number 15 is funny

    • Anonymous

      GAME WANTS TO BE BEYONCE LMAOOOO

    • Anonymous

      This shit too crazy to be ignored.

  • Anonymous

    I'm feeling like SLOW MOTION, slow motion, HEY, HEY, heyyyyy....I'm the illest nigga Aliiivvvee. WTT bitch!

  • Really?

    Return of the boom-bap? Really? Has jay heard the album? and shut up jesus.

    • Moneymaker

      "Otis" idiot it has no chorus , it's just straight back and forth rhyming on a sample with no changes to the music. That's style of the boom bap dude

  • fuck a nigga

    this nigga no singing on chorus nigga kanye fucking went beyonce on no church in wild homo ass mason niggas

  • Ddot

    That's a pretty funny comment considering the album consists of 75% house, dub step, and techno influenced beats....it would have been amazing if they Actually did what he's saying they were trying to do...i still like the album for the most part, but what a bunch of bullshit.

  • Jesus

    people hate to just consume time. if a snail was sliding down the sidewalk people would find a reason to hate it and be like "it's shell is too big" i love the album. i'v listened to it. havnt bought it til hard copy deluxe edition comes out. its a damn shame. people dont appreciate hip-hop anymore. Slaughterhouse signs to Shady, noone likes them no more. Eminem raps more Realistic after many of you same Eminem fans bitching about the past shit. Ye-Z dont do shit but supply hot music. and y'all either bob your heads to their music and go "they gay" or "they illuminati" or just simply don't indulge in to the beautifulness of Ye's songs or the Rawness of Jay-Z's lyrics. and Yes i will be buying R.E.D Album and Carter 4. i believe in giving chances [:

  • Anonymous

    He's trying to protect mainstream culture, not Hip Hop culture. What a gimmick . Call me a hater but I could read through self-righteousness from a self-proclaimed businessman.

  • Mandy Sandy

    i c sum haterz on here still talkin shit bout da throne. u fake foolz wouldn't even no good muzik if it slapped u in da face. and y'all still waitin on da G.A.Y. album? look at da fuckin featurez on dat shit. flake? lil gayne? lloyd? mario? nelly furtado? chris brown? if dat'z not pop, i don't no wut iz. jay! and kanye didn't need featurez like dat 4 watch da throne. they changin muzik again wether u niggaz like it or not. get wit da program or get da fuck out! oh and feminem, royce and nas don't own da throne eitha. none of those wack clownz can hold a candle 2 jay! and kanye but u foolz can't c dat eitha. RNGMB BITCH! WATCH DA THRONE NIGGAZ!

  • Robert Su-Woo Da-CookieMonster

    right on

  • Muhammed Ali

    WTT SUCKS Em spits harder then Jay anyday...

    • TheThrone

      He's shit is like a difficult puzzle, but once you put it all together it's like WHAT THE FUCK! How did he come up with that! Em is still nice with it though, but to be honest the Slim Shady LP,Marshal Mathers LP, Eminem Show LP,shit even the Encore LP Eminem would devour the Recovery and Bad Meets Evil Eminem.

    • Anonymous

      Jay is the greatest to EVER do it BY FAR. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joHCfll2AGI This nigga is rap's greatest lyrical wizard. Nobody comes close to what he's able to think of. These entendres are incredible beyond belief.

    • DonDon

      Sorry don't agree, I love Em but he's to easy to understand these days,but Jay on the other hand his double and triple meanings behinds his lyrics are amazing. Sheepskin coat/I silence the lambs/do you know who I am Clarice? I mean goddamn! Who spits that kind of genius shit

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  • Anonymous

    Jay is a smart dude. He chooses his words wisely, haha.

  • EatYoWheaties

    Valid point by Jay. Damn, so first the haters hated on the title, but now thats cleared up, all thats left to hate on is a really hot album. For all you other cats takin shots a jigga/u only get half a bar, fuck u niggaz

  • eminem is overrated as fuck

    WTT Album of the year! eminem is overrated because he's white. Fucking white stans dickriding hard as mofos lol and before start insulting me i'm white but i'm not blind or deaf. Black music got soul that's why black music allways win!

    • anonymous

      J.Cole is waste of studio time. Why did Jay sign him again? Now Jay Electronica is a beast.

    • Anonymous

      J. Cole is boring as fuck, the quality of his music already began to decline and his debut ain't even out yet.

    • WHAT!

      You did not actually just put J.Cole in the same category as any of those other dudes...

    • TheThrone

      Yeah, Royce would not be able to keep up or have a chance against the Slim Shady,The Eminem Show and The Marshal Mathers LP Eminem, because he was untouchable and unbelievable at those times. Em is still ill but not as ill as he use to be back then, he lost little bit of spark forreal.That's why Royce can hold his weight against the Bad Meets Evil Em.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, the ones you've mentioned are up there with him. Especially Lupe.

    • Anonymous

      He didn't say Eminem lacked skill to the degree your argument counters. Yes he's got skill, but guys from the golden age like Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Biggie, Chuck D, CL Smooth, easily match him in terms of ability...but are constantly over looked. Guys like Royce, Cole, Immortal, and Lupe show incredible talent, but as soon as Eminem is brought up, people hop up and dick ride. Eminem is good and all, but he's not the only artist in rap.

    • Anonymous

      Whites don't normally fuck with Hip Hop? It's okay if you don't like his music, but making up shit just to prove your point is ridiculous. Eminem is one of the best ever when it comes to pure rapping ability. Countless flow variations, winning battles in the underground, incredible wordplay, complex metaphors and absolutely crazy rhyme schemes that you're not going to hear anywhere else. No one, whether underground or mainstream, does the crazy shit he does words, all his emotions and soul, others wouldn't be able to think of some of the shit in their lifetime. I'm not his biggest fan either, but his amazing skills are undeniable.

    • TheThrone

      Look I would say that Watch The Throne has the slight edge over Bad Meets Evil, but I would never say Eminem is overrated. Eminem is faaaaar from being overrated let's not take it too far dude.

    • Truth hurts...

      I said it before and I'll say it again eminem is fucking overrated, look who listen him mostly white people which normally don't fuck with hip hop and that's shame!

    • Anonymous

      I didn't need to mention that whites are the ones who buy 90% of all the Hip Hop music out there. Ever been to a Wu-Tang, Kanye or a Jay concert?

    • Anonymous

      Eminem is the ONLY one who's Top 5 in EVERY rapping category, all the greats would admit that. A highly respected guy like Scarface just said last year that he's too scared to go on a track with Eminem because he's unfuckwithable. BME destroyed everything in terms of rapping.

    • Shut up

      Eminem is top 5 dead or alive, yea he's white so what? you mad?

  • Truth

    This interviewer is a huge ass kisser, haha. WTT is average, this guy acting like it's he just had his first se-x

  • MBTM

    jay z is such a fucking sell out. blueprint 3 was the nail in the coffin, this nigga would drop a collabo album with beiber if it kept him hot. i never seen a nigga hold on like this. writing articles for bullshit rolling stone, a publication that has tried to destroy hip hop on several occasions. not only is jay begging for acceptance, his music is shit now. dumb bitch nigga. self praise is no praise at all. a king doesnt crown himself, a king is crowned by the people, WATCH THE THRONE SUCKS

    • Anonymous

      Nas didn't sell out? Explain this: http://nahright.com/news/wp-content/images/nas_street_dreams.jpg

    • Anonymous

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6NFZdr-87o&feature=player_embedded#at=35 Listen to your hero getting destroyed. ''Nasty Nas all ya life you praised me Your daughter might be Jay Z's Illmatic was real cause you was tryin' to portray me Matter of fact, time for Sony to pay me For "Life's a bitch, God forbid the bitch divorce me" "Street Dreems", and every other rhyme you got off me I shoulda kept the rhymes for me Fuck it now the whole world know Who coward ass Nas tryin to be You was broke, Killa was buyin' ya weed Ya Lex got repossessed, I had mines on the street You shoulda kept it real wit Nature Steve Stoute taught you how to deal wit paper Kings lose crowns, and kingdoms fall When ya queen moves foul, obviously she's'' ''Check it, I had One Love for niggas, those days are over Halftime expired, the game is over It ain't hard to tell, you pay niggas, not to rob you Life's A Bitch and so are you I Am, a nightmare to Street Dreams My New York State Of Mind will outshine ya weak team Take a trip down Memory Lane Niggas had ya ride in flames You didn't represent nigga you cried in pain If the world is yours nigga why you hide ya chain? If ya girls is yours, I won't even go there My niggas, respected, yours is labeled cowards If rap is a gun, I Gave You Power You better watch them niggas, thats close to you Or I'ma pop them niggas If you could see the future, whats the outcome nigga It Was Written, you think you a thug You rule the world, I'ma take it in blood You a Suspect Nigga wit a live niggas rap I'm sendin' you the Message, ya rhymes are wack One time for the mind, I'ma make you bow And I'll prove who's the illest, so Hate Me Now'' This makes Ether look like compliments. Cormega always been way nicer with the pen.

    • Anonymous

      The Black Album and American Gangster >>> anything Nas has dropped since Stillmatic.

    • mindrelated

      10 number 1 albums and 500 million in assets to me say the people have crowned him King. You do not stay around that long and be that successful if people do not think your great.

    • TheThrone

      @MBTM your are a unlettered jackass forreal. Did you not post this same shit on the album review forum? You are a loser man lol So what do you do go around and copy and paste the same message on any Jay-Z forum. You must have not of heard of The Black Album and American Gangster then. Both of those ablums are critcally acclaimed across the board by both the hip hop community and critics. "Ether" didn't leave a scratch on Jay, because he still went on to run the game for two more years till he semi-retired and Nas disappeared as usual, then came back as Hov's artist lol

    • Anonymous

      Try to voice that opinion on a site with a more serious approach to Hip Hop.

    • MBTM

      @ Anonymous, ur man jigga got ethered badly, nas never fell off , jay z hasnt dropped a good album since blueprint 1

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, right. The only faggit who always wanted to sell out and didn't make it because he failed to, is Nas. Jay always admitted that he wanted to be the biggest star, he didn't need lame ass gimmicks. Never changed, never tried to, just adapted his music to his lifestyle. You've exposed yourself, you didn't LISTEN (I'm not talking about hearing) to either of them. The lyrics on some of the songs were perfectly crafted and some of the best he's ever layed on a beat.

  • getmoney

    What a coincidence that the exact music he's talking about that's putting hip hop in jeopardy, is coming out this Tuesday. I think it's called the Red album or something like that.

  • Anonymous

    its about time somebody powerful in mainstream can change the mainstream music scene in a good way, i might just go try to listen to the radio again in the next copule of months

    • Anonymous

      Truest words spoken under this artilce. Can't express how much I agree.

    • TheThrone

      Yes that's what this joint effort is about. Taking mainstream hip hop to new level to assure it's survival in the long run. This album is not about who's more super lyrical or who beats bang harder. Jay-Z and Kanye have nothing to prove nomore, but other emcees do.

  • nuff said

    so he really talkin about artist and fans of hiphop to watch the throne ok i can dig that

  • Sean D

    Some rappers make great tracks and go hard on them, but few can make great albums, from start to finish all 16 work. Diverse beats,good lyrics equals good work. Not for the younger crowd because you have to listen to the lyrics which is half of the enjoyment of WTT.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, couldn't have said it better by myself. There are a lot good and skilled rappers out there, but only a few of them is able to make good songs, let alone whole albums if their lives depended on it. That's what held them back from making it big.

  • Anonymous

    see people going crazy over the title and he talking about rap as a whole not him and kanye so go support the game and whoever you like keep hip hop alive and stop hating these are all of our artist if you dont like a song dont comment

  • lol wtf

    this is the most overthetop album of the year (I thought that was the point) what's he talking about

  • Rcw

    Sorry but the throne is Em's. How is Jay gonna say he likes the way ppl r reacting to the album. All I hear is that knowbody likes it. It's just not that good plain and simple. Not saying it's horrible. Kanye is a awful rapper, I'm sorry but he is TERRIBLE. All I hear is Money, cars, money, cars. Some deep stuff but mostly bragging bullshit. BME >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WTT

    • TheThrone

      You both honestly missed the whole point of this interview and Watch The Throne album. The album is more about motivation then braggadocio and solidarty of hip hop and other genres. Look Eminem is one of my favorite emcees, but him and Royce are not saying that much. Musically and creatively Watch The Throne has Bad Meets Evil beat, lyrically is another question consider the whole point of BME was to only focus on the lyricism bar for bar. It's a stupid comparison and I'm sick of hearing. BME is strictly for hardcore hip hop heads and Watch The Throne is for mainstream billboard charts. So he's saying mainstream wise hip hop will get replaced by another kind of music. Another point off topic you do know that Em &Royce's favorite MC is JAY-Z!

    • Anonymous

      BME wins off delivery alone. The flows, cadence and breath control were out of this world.

  • V-Nasty is God

    Damn, Jay stay winning...

  • Anonymous

    NAS owns the THRONE!

    • TheThrone

      @LOLOLOL Nas don't have time worry about the Throne, he got to hustle up that child support before Kelis "Ether" his ass lol I know you not basing off some shitcthat happened ten years ago, nigga what has Nas done since Hip Hop is Dead that's worth talking about. Please don't bring up that Distant Relatives bullshit. Eminem and Jay-Z are on equal footing when it comes to lyrics. Jay is the master of double entendres and flows, whereas Em is the master of internal rhyming and multis. Jay wasn't even competing with Em on Renegade, he was mainly trying to get his point across,that Nas shit got blown way out of proportion. Nobody was saying that or thinking until Nas said it. The underground emcees respect and look up to Jay.

    • Anonymous

      Jay >>> Nas. Nas is the definition of overrated. Did Gucci Mane ghostwrite Nasty? He's downright terrible as a rapper. Eminem is on the same level as Jay, amazing rapping ability, Nas is the only who doesn't belong there. No, that's stupid bullshit. The fact that most of them aren't known, changes your perspective. Jay made if off the underground to the top by his skills alone. Almost all the underground rappers you can imagine would call him one of their greatest influences. Jay earned his respect by battles, it doesn't get more underground that this. I love underground Hip Hop and it makes up 90% of my collection, but seriosuly, no one is fucking with Jay or Eminem.

    • LOLOLOL

      Nas>>>Jay-Z Eminem>>>>Jay-Z The entire Underground Scene>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Jay-Z

    • Anonymous

      That's wishful thinking. Kelis owns Nas. Get real, Nas is an irrelveant dumb fuck who sounds like an illiterate in his interviews. He's like the kid who always loses and gets those lame ass excuses for prizes to make sure he won't cry and doesn't feel that he's worthless.

  • Malik Taylor aka Phife

    Dammit, I couldn't even get proper shine wit Tribe. Now this album just wipes out ALL my hopes of returning! You FUCKERS! FUCK THE THRONE!!!

  • Anonymous

    What makes it even worse is the fact that he kicked AZ and Lupe for those whack ass pop lames. This album is straight aimed at the charts, he can't sell off his name alone anymore.

  • Anonymous

    The only pop shit is The R.E.D. album, the features say enough: Nelly Furtado, Mario, Chris Brown, Drake and Lil' Wayne. LMAO, that's what people call Hip Hop noawadys? Jay the GOAT.

  • Gingerpaul

    If You Cant Respect That Your Whole Perspective Is Whack

  • jason

    Look at this Joe Camel looking faggot. You know you're whack when the worst rapper alive (Nas) Murders you with one track. Bringing back Boom-bap? Nigga please. Nobody wants to listen to your shit old ass music. It's obviously called Watch the Throne becuase he's afraid Weezy's gonna take it from him. SO OBVIOUS!

    • TheThrone

      Oh yeah your right lol But he was definitely on Jay dick something hard. The nerve of this stupidass to put weezy's name in Jay's forum. The only dummies @jason who are clueless about hip hop would say some retarded shit like that.

    • Anonymous

      you wrong weezy didnt switch his style up gillie da kid did it for him but thats another story

    • TheThrone

      Don't make me laugh nigga lol weezy can't hold a beach chair next to Jay-Z's throne. Ya'll forgot the only reason why weezy got hot was because he switched his flow up to sound like Hov in 2004. Remember "Best Rapper Alive since the Best Rapper Retired". Bow to the Throne peasant. Watch this forum get over 1,000 posts.

    • Anonymous

      nigga how and the hell can you say nas is the worst rapper alive? are you fuckin serious? get the fuck outta here and go listen to your fuckin soulja boy, waka flaka, guccie shit.

    • guerilla jones

      reality is waiting loser,come back to it.

    • sah313

      weezy aint got shit on jay

    • WhoGetsTheReference?

      PRESS X TO JASON http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_56257iS77A

  • Anonymous

    go get red tuesday thats how you protect hiphop buy good albums and red is classic

    • Anonymous

      You need a reality check. The only pop shit is The R.E.D. album, the features say enough: Nelly Furtado, Mario, Chris Brown, Drake and Lil' Wayne. LMAO, that's what people call Hip Hop noawadys? Game is the only pop queer here. Jay would rap circles around him on his worst day, off the top.

    • STFU

      The fuck outta here with that watered down bullshit. That nigga need hundreds of features just to get some play.

  • Charles ExSavior

    Watch The Throne... people need to watch their kids lol.

    • anom

      Did you even listen to the album? Don't make a mediocre stand up joke without backing shit up. Listen to "New Day" you can clearly understand that song is both Kanye and Jay are talking about WATCHING THEIR KIDS. Dumb faggot.

  • Salaam

    WTT grew on me after 4-5 listens. After I deleted that Beyonce shit, of course

  • Anonymous

    He sayin no pop shit... we dont want Haley Williams on every major record. We don't just a 16 followed by a chorus hince no real chorus on Otis. We need creativity for longevity

  • Anonymous

    He was saying that there's no Rihanna or britney spears, or kesha, or minaj... just good hooks. He did have Beyonce sing a hook but that's his wife. that's not super over the top for him.

  • MuddyDonut

    "No super over-the-top, big singing chorus or anything" What? I don't even...

    • Track Number 2 off WTT

      [Beyonce] We gon’ take it to the moon, take it to the stars How many people you know can take it this far? I’m supercharged I’m ’bout to take this whole thing to Mars Now we gon’ take it to the moon, take it to the stars You don’t know what we been through to make it this far So many scars ‘Bout to take this whole thing to Mars

    • joe5286

      There's no "It's Your Life" or "All of the Lights" on the album

    • yeah...

      yeah that part confused me too, I got the rest of what he was talkin' bout though.

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