On Sunday evening, as you prepared your stomach and mind to finish the last chicken wings of 2011′s July 4th weekend, Kanye West and Jay-Z made their long-awaited collaborative album Watch the Throne available for pre-order.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the team-effort—recorded (like Sex and the City!) in Paris, London, Abu Dhabi and New York City—will be sold in standard (10 songs) and deluxe (14 songs with special packaging) versions. The album’s gilded cover, like “H.A.M.”‘s cover art, is designed by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci. Its songs are produced by Yeezy, Jay, No I.D., Swizz Beatz, and Lex Luger. Beyonce sings guest vocals at least once, and there is probably a number called “Living So Italian.”
When CyHi the Prynce appeared on MTV’s RapFix Live last Wednesday, he said that, “all the music and everything,” for the album is, “done,” but, Kanye has yet to “add his last little pizzazz.” How long does that take? Throw down your best guess in the comments.