Kanye and Jay-Z album goes gold (plated)

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This week we were teased that Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne would be dropped out of the blue. Sadly, there’s no sign of an album but fans can now pre-order the deluxe and standard editions (CD + MP3) via the official watchthethrone.com.

In a comment to Interview Magazine, Kanye describes the record as “very dark and sexy – like couture hip-hop.” The album art is just as posh, having been designed by Riccardo Tisci of exclusive French brand Givenchy. Be dazzled by it below.

Speculation has hinted at guest vocals from Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Production is said to feature Lex Luger, Swizz Beats and No ID as well as beats from Kanye and Jay-Z.

In an interview with MTV, Kanye protegee CyHi the Prynce let slip that the album was done and that “it’s going to be ready for you guys soon.” No official date has been announced.

Watch The Throne tracklist:

1. Lift Off (Feat. Beyoncé & Bruno Mars)
2. Murder To Excellence
3. Illest Motherfucker Alive
4. Why I Love You So (Guilt Trip)
5. That Shit Crazy
6. Living So Italian
7. Who Gonna Stop Me
8. Whole Lifetime
9. We Are Young
10. Anthem