If Jay-Z and Kanye West haven’t overtaken 2011, they sure plan to destroy 2012. Jay-Z speculated recently that Watch the Throne 2 is quite possible, a follow-up to their smash collaborative effort, Watch the Throne.
“It depends on how this thing finishes up,” Jay said in reference to recording in 2012. “We — I say ‘we’ because I’m in Throne mode — we’re in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we’re really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone.”
Watch the Throne was a momentous success, having sold 1,300,000 copies since its release in August 2011. The album spawned 7 singles, the most notable being “N****** in Paris.” Others include “Why I Love You” and the fast-paced “Gotta Have It.”
Possibly the most fascinating thing about Watch the Throne is the fact that the album failed to leak in advance of its release. With such a massive release, its astounding that it remained udner wraps right until when Kanye West and Jay-Z want you to hear it.
Kanye West’s last record was in 2010 with the critically accliamed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Considered a sweeping success, it spawned huige singles on its own. Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 released in 2009 and reintroduced Hov, his nickname, back into the spotlight after previous claims of retirement.
The duo feel strong in 2012, and Jay-Z was recently named one of the 5 richest rappers. So far we speculate a Christmas 2012 release for Watch the Throne 2.
Image Source, Jay-Z Kanye West Live Promotional
Ryan Merkel is a cool writer guy and contributor all over the internet, from blogs on music to magazines about music to sites about playing music. He is currently founder of SunState Investing and is head editor of the music entertainment magazine, CultureTease. He has written two novels, and is currently working on a third full-length novel, surprisingly, not about music. His novel “Splatter the Noise” earned accolades for independent publishing. Be sure to check out: www.sunstateinvesting.com
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