The new (slightly delayed), Jay-Z and Kanye West album, Watch the Throne, may be getting a digital release this coming Monday, July 4th.
First single, H.A.M, has been doin the rounds online for 2 or 3 months now and their collaborative album has been hot hip-hop gossip for around a year.
The idea of releasing the album digitally at first, is clearly an attempt to lessen leaks and I guess it also instills the project with a greater air of anticipation and mystery.
I, for one, am looking forward to it. I usually avoid the majority of mainstream hip-hop acts but Kanye West turned me round with his last album (the mighty, Monster being my favourite hip-hop tune of 2010) and Jay-Z still seems untouchable at the moment.
Here’s hoping its as good as it should be.