Published on August 18th, 2011 | by Ramon Trotman2
Did Jay-z and Kanye’s egos lead to a “not as expected” album?
Now here is an interesting question.
IBtimes had this to say
Both stars have ultra-star power and they certainly know it… and they know that we know it.
… In fact, Jay and Kanye talk about their “greatness” so much, it is almost as it they forgot to actually bring it to the album.
According to most critics, the album has its impressive moments. In spite of their large egos, Jay-Z and Kanye West are talented artists and bring great tracks to the table. But considering the hype surrounding their names, the album falls short. The rappers almost make it seem they are god-like themselves in the nearly blasphemous and impious track “No Church in the Wild.”
In spite of their names, Jay-Z and Kanye have some work to do if they want to keep their album on the top of the charts.
sandrarose added this
According to Billboard.com, Kanye West and Jay Z’s much-hyped collaborative effort, Watch The Throne, debuted on iTunes with just 436,000 units scanned. This figure is far below the estimated 1 million pre-sales on the album’s websiteWatchthethrone.com.
and for me personally? these two are untouchable, the album is indeed a great one. but I can’t help but shake the feeling that they didn’t bring it together like I thought they would. separate the two and you have something special on each end, it just didn’t make for mix it was thought out to be.
what are your thoughts LD?