One of the biggest names in the hip hop scene today, Kanye West, a highly respected rapper and producer is known to the world for his witty lyrics and excellent music from which he gained a plethora of hits and numerous awards. The success of his debut album The College Dropout, and the follow-up album Late Registration helped him establish an impressive name as a hip-hop artist. He now runs his own record label GOOD Music which is home to artists Kid Cudi, Common, and John Legend. Kanye West was also ranked by the Billboard at no. 3 for the Top 10 producers of the decade. His recently released collaboration album with fellow famous rapper Jay-Z, Watch The Throne will be supported with a promotion tour from October to December 2011. This is a gain another opportunity to watch Kanye West live, and with a big name like Jay-Z.
Watch The Throne is a collaborative studio album by Jay-Z and Kanye West from the Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Roc Nation. The producers of this album are West, RZA, Swizz Beatz, 88 Keys, Jeff Bhasker, and Mike Dean. West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne debuted at no. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and it shipped about 346,000 copies in its first week. The album produced two singles ‘H.A.M.’ and ‘Otis’ which both topped the Billboard chart. The album received positive reviews from critics and they commended the two rapper’s performance and production.
Kanye first worked together with Jay-Z in 2000 for the song ‘This Can’t Be Life’ which produced by West himself. West also worked on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint album, and singles ‘Swagga Like Us’, ‘Run This Town’, and ‘Monster’. Watch The Throne was originally a five-track EP but then it was made into a full-length album. These two hip-hop icons originally announced that their North American concert tour which is set to open on October 29 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This Jay-Z and Kanye West live performances are set to wrap two months later on December 18 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.
Watch Jay-Z and Kanye West live as they hit your town. Watch The Throne tour tickets have been released to the public on August 8 to match the digital release of the album. Tickets vary around $50 to 4250, not including the fees. However, their autumn tour itinerary had to be rescheduled from September 27-8, the new dates moved to November 5-6 due to overwhelming demands at the pre-sale of the tickets on August 8. Those fans who have purchased tickets to the concert will receive a code to download the digital copy of this collaborative album of the hip hop duo. This most awaited album of the year and its promotional tour ranks no. 1 on the top concert tours in 2011.