News of Jay-Z releasing The Blueprint in a limited edition, numbered vinyl set to mark the album’s 10th anniversary broke early last week. I was so busy grabbing one for myself that I didn’t even think to turn you all to it. “My bad” on this one. Fear not, it’s still in stock on Jay’s online store on Live Nation. Each one is individually numbered and limited to 2001 sets.
The music video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis just premiered on MTV and you can check it out below in case you haven’t peeped it. Watch The Throne is an epic album and this is one heck of a video. Directed by Spike Jonze. Just one thing — What the heck is Aziz Ansari doing? Comedic relief FTW!
If you pre-ordered Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album through www.watchthethrone.com, you’ve probably already gotten a link to the download. The highly anticipated album is now available through iTunes as well. The Deluxe version features 4 bonus tracks. The hard copy drops on the 12th but digital’s reigning supreme right now. In the modern digital era, Watch The Throne may be the first major album to not leak before its release date. I’m almost done going through my first complete listen of WTT and I’ve been thoroughly impressed.
With the highly anticipated Watch The Throne album releasing on August 1st, Jay-Z and Kanye West have dropped this ten-minute documentary giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how this collaboration came to life. Look for the digital version of Watch the Throne to drop on August 1, 2011 and the hard copy to release on August 5, 2011.
With the pre-orders now live for one of the most anticipated albums of our time, here are shots from the studio sessions for the making of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. There is so much talent packed in to one room with Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Rihanna and others lending their expertise at times as well. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can do so here.
While there was much speculation about the release date of Watch the Throne, the highly anticipated collaborative studio album between artists Jay-Z and Kanye West, it appears as though fans may have to wait a little longer to actually get their hands on it. Rumor had it that the album was set to drop worldwide on July 4 but, as of yesterday evening, Watch the Throne has been made available for pre-order through Kanye West’s official website as well as www.watchthethrone.com. With golden cover art designed by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, the album is currently being offered in standard, deluxe and MP3 versions.
Incase has been crafting some groundbreaking product ever since the brand’s inception in 1997. They’re known for their full line of Apple accessories for MacBook and iPad all the way down the chain to the iPhone and iPod. They’ve just announced their own brand of headphones dubbed “Incase Audio,” and we’re impressed from the initial looks. The line features four unique designs in matte black shells and Incase’s Sound Design technology on the inside.
Incase will be making these headphones available come September.
Toronto’s Drake has released another single of his forthcoming album, “Take Care”. I’ve personally listed to it a few times since Drizzy dropped it earlier through his blog. The single coming in July while the album drops on October 24th.
Frank Ocean’s that guy right now, folks. He’s catching a lot of acclaim as of late and even inked a deal with Def Jam. He released an album — Nostalgia, ULTRA — through Tumblr of all places but it was a hit and now we’re hearing rumblings of a commercial re-release through Def Jam. Many probably haven’t seen the man’s face but this video for “Acura Integurl” brings him to the light and features a track worth checking out.