In case you haven’t already played it a dozen times already, here is the stream of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s joint album, Watch The Throne. Surprisingly, it’s actually pretty great and the only low point only comes at the beginning in the Beyonce-assisted “Lift Off.” After that — and before, because “No Church In The Wild” is ill — the record hardly stumbles. I know plenty of heads are going to hate on the heavy use of synthesizers and keyboards on here. But shit, Jigga and Yeezy were chillin’ in the U.K., clearly digging the scene over there, and got their producers (from the RZA to Swizz Beatz to Q-Tip) to embrace that sound. My favorite track so far might be “Who Gon Stop Me,” but hey, what’s yours?
You can stream the album below. It’s out now on iTunes and drops physically this Friday.