It’s hard to imagine a bigger hip-hop supergroup: Jay-Z and Kanye West together are the Throne, with an album out Aug. 8 and a tour starting Sept. 22 in Detroit.
Jay-Z and West have worked together before, of course: Yeezy has contributed production to Jay-Z’s albums since 2000, and Hova has returned the favor with devastating rhymes on various Kanye tracks.
West and Jay-Z spent more than a year recording “Watch the Throne” in England, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Paris and New York, according to a press release, and the album features production by Wu-Tang Clan mastermind the RZA, hitmakers the Neptunes and West’s frequent collaborator Mike Dean.
The 12-track album (more, of course, with the deluxe edition) also features vocals from Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield, Odd Future rapper Frank Ocean and a sample of Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.”
The closest tour dates so far are the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., Sept. 27-28, and TD Garden in Boston Nov. 3.