Overwhelmed with feelings watching this. ...proud.
The Kanye West and Jay Z collaborative effort "Watch The Throne" releases digitally August 1; via all outlets August 5.
In anticipation for the album Jay Z's Life + Timesdropped the dervishly soulful Otis, sampling Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness". A making of documentary was recently premiered in conjunction. As this is a joint West production the film is chocked full of plebeian livestock in clean images of awe and stateliness, reminiscent of his short debut Runaway. Leave it to Kanye to render sheep and a singular ram striking.
Jay Z ruminates, "I think that's what you want to know...That's the s--- that people really want to know. ...I want to know what the f--- they were saying when they were making Thriller in the studio."
In the August/September 2011 issue of ComplexBeyonce is the featured cover. During the interview she's questioned on comparisons to other female artists.
"There is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. I’ve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone else’s throne. I am very comfortable in the throne I’ve been building for the past 15 years.”
The Knowles-Carter's and Mr. West are cementing their stake in popular culture due to not only their myriad musical achievements, but their cross-cultural and international appeal, their humanitarianism, their economical influence, and their astonishing upward mobility in spite of belonging to a historically mistreated and disenfranchised minority group.
If that isn't the most humble declaration of Great.