Should We Believe The Hype? Analysis Of Watch The Throne Listening Session


Jay-Z was a lone wolf on Thursday to host the listening session for Watch The Throne at the Mercer Hotel in front of a select few (20) that included Yn from Rap Radar, Complex Mag, Sway from MTV & more. This was so exclusive that people weren’t allowed to use Twitter during the session. Guests were encouraged to take notes and were offered RocNation notepads and pens. Hit the jump to see some of the highlights from the Watch the throne session.

– The track list has not been finalized yet but Hov hopes to get it done by the end of this end. Only 3 songs are confirmed: H.A.M, Living So italian, Lift off (featuring his wifey)

– Hov really wants to shoot a visual for “Lift Off” but ain’t sure if it will be a single

– Only 2 features was heard, Frank Ocean & Bey.

– Reps for JayZ didn’t confirm the August 2nd release date

– About a dozen songs got played in no particular order.

– An Otis Redding vocal sample song was a favorite. Many requested to play it again.

– He has finished two songs for his next solo LP, one of which features Frank Ocean. He mentioned that he reached out to Ocean after hearing his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape and wanted him to contribute to his album.

All Hip Hop has a track by track review