Jay-Z and Kanye West Host Star-Studded Listening for ‘Watch the Throne’

Kanye West and Jay-Z

After nearly a year in the making, Jay-Z and Kanye West presented their historic album Watch the Throne to friends and industry tastemakers at a private listening session at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Monday night.

The rap kings showed no signs of their rumored feud as they previewed tracks off the album, a week before its iTunes release.

The star-studded evening drew the likes of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Q-Tip, Solange, Busta Rhymes, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and more.



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40 Comments

  1. V

    I’mma need Bey to do more promo for 4 and stop following round Jay everywhere. I dont know how I’m feelin about this low key Beyonce this era, it’s great she doesn’t want to be over exposed but I feel like she could be out there more : / Mathew Knowles would never….

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    queen bey Reply:

    @V, its platinum who cares! QUEEN BEY RUN THIS MOTHER! she looks FAB by the way.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @V, you make good points there *sarcasm* but… who the f^ck are you?

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    meme Reply:

    @V, do u have basic cable? i dnt think so becuz beyonce was all over my tv last week. i can name atleast 6 high profile tv appearances beyonce did for 4….and that way more than anyone else with a new album out right now.

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    Teyah Reply:

    @V, why are you posting the same boring comments under different names? lol. Beyonce don’t need to be over exposed. The album went #1 and Platinum without much promo, so please take your ugly comments somewhere else!

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    V Reply:

    Oh GTFO I can’t have an opinion? I’m a Bey stan but I’m not friggen crazy obsessed like others and agree with every single thing she does. I PERSONALLY want to see more of her on tv promoting this album. I shouldnt be able to count the U.S. promo Bey has done for this entire album on 2 hands. Billboard music awards, american idol, good morning america, access hollywood, the view and jimmy fallon. And this is only my second comment…. I cannot with some of you Bey stans….

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    Shade Reply:

    @V, “I’m a Bey Stan but I’m not friggen crazy” I had to stop at that. Do you know what a stan means?

    Anyways she said it herself she wanted this album to be more about the music and less about promos and hits. What you want her to be everywhere to the point even her most loyal fans get sick of seeing her?

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    Kachiro Reply:

    @V, Shut your mouth up.
    This is about Jay-Z & Kanye
    not Beyonce.

    It’ll be cool if you’d respect that & talk about the relevant & not a diverted topic.

    Thank you

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @V, can you beyonce fans stop posting on articles that have NO relevance to her?
    this is about jay and ye’s legendary album! leave it alone!

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  2. lost1wons

    @V…..that’s exactly it, she’s playing low key. It’d be nice to see beyonce acting famous if she had a groundbreaking album, but 4 is not “Thriller”, or “Born This Way”, or “miseducation” or “Back to Black”, or “Purple Rain”…..id like to see her overexposed w/ sum material out at those levels….

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    Bran.D Reply:

    @lost1wons, Hunny if Born This Way is in that list, 4 should be too. BTW is NOT that great. The Fame Monster was by far a better album and all her fans agree. 4 is an amazing album. Definitely one of her best.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @lost1wons, Switch that with The Fame Monster .. Back to you tho , she knows what she’s doing & is going to do just that . She’s on her shyt whether you see it or not . Promote 4 ? No – She’s getting ready for this tour that I need in my life .

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    yooo Reply:

    @lost1wons, agreed. 4 is nowhere near a classic. If would be nice if her songs actually had some meaning or clever song writing. But shes the top pop star so depth is not needed.

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    Shade Reply:

    @lost1wons, None of Lady Gaga’s albums are “groundbreaking”…you put her albums up to Thriller and Purple Rain? GTFO

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  3. bebe/jayfannn

    ^^^^^he is her husband u knw damn!!!kelly need to bey the one doin promo if u really lik too knw ok sooo do my fav a fav and mind your business…k

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  4. JHP

    My excitement for this album knows no bounds, hoping it’s album of the year material!

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  5. ashleegin

    for the first time, it look like Beyonce and Kelly are the same size, Beyonce might even be thinner. LOL. Anyway I having a hard time picking whose more gorgeous, it’s like they’re comparable, but not -anyway hot pic.

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  6. Savt1st

    Is Beyonce trying to use some posing tricks to up Kelly? How is Beyonce looking thinner than Kelly.

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  7. Savt1st

    @V……..Beyonce can stay playing low key, becuz 4 aint the album for her to be overexposed and acting famous: it’s no “thriller”, it’s no “miseducation”, it’s no “back to black”, it’s no “fame monster”, it’s no “purple rain”….nothing groundbreaking or new, so let her play low key and figure it out.

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    Teyah Reply:

    @Savt1st, its gone Platinum so who gives a f*ck what you think! :P and baby the album is more classic than your fav’s. And it does have a new sound. Something that you don’t hear on radios these days.

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    meme Reply:

    @Teyah, the album is not platnium i wish ppl wad stop sayin that. it barely sold over 500,000.

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    Bran.D Reply:

    @meme, You just mad because yousa Rihanna stan. And that’s a fact.

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    isabella! Reply:

    @Bran.D, besides meme being a riri stan, she has a point. beyonce has only sold 1 million records world wide not in the US and people keep saying that she went platinum. but to be platinum she has to sell 1 million in the US alone so she hasn’t gone platinum yet, she will eventually but not yet. im not hating just telling you the facts.

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    love life Reply:

    @isabella!, It is 2011. Overall record sales are in the toilet. Beyonce sold Gold in 4 weeks. Her record company is pleased.

    yooo Reply:

    @Teyah, lets talk about quality of music not how much shit sells.

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  9. SolangeSTan

    is that Solange’s boyfriend behind her, the one she was pictured riding in a hoopty with? Why is she trying so hard to be “indie”/”earthy”/”flower power”?

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  10. SolangeSTan

    @Teyah….anybody can go platnum these days, granted it doesn’t happen as fast for most as does Beyonce, the only reason it sounds different is becuz no one is checkin for the same sounding music from the other struggling rnb chicks her popular ass took it from

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    isabella! Reply:

    @SolangeSTan, it hasn’t gone platinum it has sold 1 million world wide not in the US, she has so far sold 552,000 in the US so she isn’t platinum she will eventually get there though.

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  12. Mr Xclusive

    umm this post is about Jay & Ye, not Bey rofl… stupid broads

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  13. beyonce fan

    so wtt?? is jayz wedding ring ugggh he pisses me off

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  14. beyonce fan

    where is jay z wedding ring…..

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  15. shakaib

    one day kanye one day.

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  16. DaDonRoman

    I Forgot For A Second I Was On A Jay & Kanye Post

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  17. Hugh

    This album is being rolled out like a missile. i dont really know what that means

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  18. nom

    This album is obviously about the music FIRST. I mean, these guys have been in the business for years, if they have an album coming out without the run of the mill promo and a single out, you know they don’t give a damn about sales.

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  20. IDOME

    All the ppl commentin about Beyonce are so unbelivably stupid the article is about jay and ye. I love Bey too and yes she’s in the article so just say she looked great and move on no need for arguments about one of the least relevant people of this article. And btw Beyonce 4 did go platinum in the US! ..go look it up. Smh.

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  21. IDOME

    Yall know I meant *irrelevant

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