Kanye West has got the Internet buzzing after announcing that his joint album with Jay-Z, ‘Watch The Throne’, will be released in a week. Making the announcement at the Marquee club opening on New Years Eve raises a lot of questions, but also excitement.
What’s crazy is that it seems that the album will be released with no promotion, yet I think it will work. When has Kanye ever been someone to be conventional, and Jay-Z could literally do anything he wants. I would be surprised if the album was a huge success it’s first week, but that raises my next question, will the album be in stores or will it be an Internet giveaway?
I’m sure it will be officially released in stores, but with only a weeks notice it seems risky. It cost a lot of money to record, and most labels need to make that money back. Having the album as an Internet giveaway would be a nice gift for their fans, but I doubt that either would pass the opportunity to score a possible number 1 album on the Billboard 200.
Jay and Kanye have done quite a few collaborations over the past few months, and judging by those we should be in for quite a treat. Bringing two great minds on one album is too much for me to handle, so I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us all.
What do you think? Are you excited for the album?