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Jay-Z & Kanye West Album Reveals Tracklisting

July 13, 2011

Just a little over a week after Jay-Z hosted a super exclusive listening party for a few lucky music journalists, anticipation is ready to crest with the release of the track listing for Watch The Throne, the collaborative album by Jay and Kanye West.

Hilariously dubbed 'The Art,' Kanye and Jay even constructed hype out of the album's cover release. So what will fans have to endure for the release of the 12 track studio album? A live broadcast sans Lebron's "Decision?" Puh-lease.

The track names and order first appeared on Jay-Z’s official blog Lifeandtimes.com.

Four bonus tracks will be made available on a deluxe edition of the album, which has yet to announce a release date. One track, “That’s My Bitch,” was leaked as early as November 2010. Other alleged leaks from the album are scarce and unverifiable, however the duo did perform another one of their bonus tracks, “H*A*M,” as part of a Vevo Presents series in Austin, Texas. (Personally, I found it far quite sub-par for these two gentlemen.)

While the intriguing aspect of a collaboration between two of this generation’s grandest performers in hip-hop, there’s no solid evidence yet that this pairing will provide a groundbreaking album. While H.O.V.A. has entertained some collaborations over the years (R. Kelley, Linkin Park), Kanye’s egotistical approach has yet to share much studio space, excluding select tracks from his own albums.

The question is, can two egos fit in one studio? (Jay-Z did admit there were arguments during recording sessions.)

Tracklisting

1. No Church in The Wild (Feat. Frank Ocean)
2. Lift Off (Feat. Beyoncé)
3. Niggas in Paris
4. Otis (Feat. Otis Redding)
5. Gotta Have It
6. New Day
7. Prime Time
8. Who Gon Stop Me
9. Murder to Excellence
10. Welcome to The Jungle
11. Sweet Baby Jesus (Feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Why I Love You (Feat. Mr Hudson)

Bonus
13. Illest Motherfucker Alive
14. H*A*M
15. That’s My Bitch
16. The Joy (Feat. Curtis Mayfield)

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