Jay-Z’s Manager: ‘Watch the Throne’ Will Not Leak

Kanye West and Jay-Z

With less than a week to go before Watch the Throne hits iTunes, don’t expect any leaks. Those hoping to get their hands on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album early are in for disappointment.

“It is not going to leak,” tweeted a confident John Meneilly, Jay-Z’s manager. In order to prevent the album from leaking in advance, digital and physical release dates were staggered.

Throne, which boasts contributions from Beyoncé, Q-Tip, Frank Ocean, Swizz Beatz, and more, will be available exclusively on iTunes on August 8 and at all digital and physical retailers on August 12.

The Otis Redding-sampled single “Otis” is already off to a good start, moving 47-12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second week. The album remains in the top 3 on iTunes based on pre-orders alone.

Tickets for the rap titans’ joint tour were available for pre-sale on Tuesday, while the general public will be able to purchase tickets starting August 8.



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57 Comments

  1. Yeah

    Sweet

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    Brionna Reply:

    @Yeah, i definitely will be downloading this album off of the internet for free, i do purchase albums but im not convinced enough 2 buy this one

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    blaine Reply:

    @Yeah, radioheads newest digital only album leaked. this can leak. is this like a dare to the people who leak music? haha

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  2. Yeah

    well after it comes out, it will still in up on the internet…some way :)
    I’ll pass tho :/

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Yeah, please do

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  3. No!

    Who the heck cares? After Kanye and Jay-Z’s latest releases the number sales have been disappointing. Plus have any of yall heard of any of their songs for those albums making the rotations on your radio stations??? Didn’t think so. These two guys ain’t nothing but recycling raps, with a fashion that’s way to young for them. For christ-sakes, Jay you 50 years old and trying to look 16 years old doesn’t fly with us son!

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    Yeah Reply:

    @No!, shut the hell up. Dudes are legends.

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    WTT Reply:

    @No!, Why would someone who claims not to care even leave a comment, let alone a paragraph? Don’t be jealous that someone else is more successful than you ever will be.

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    n0eezy Reply:

    @No!, get the f**k outta here.

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    BobCatGucciGoldWink Reply:

    @No!, Yeah NO! don’t get mad because the silly a$$ rappers you listen to, can’t afford to make a power move to avoid their albums from getting leaked. Further more I don’t think Kayne and Jay-Z made the album for your young bum ass either.
    Talking about that don’t fly with us. Go wash your ass with Limosol fuxxer.

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    Name here Reply:

    @No!, they play otis non stop

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    Lil B Reply:

    @No!, great call man. you are a genius. nobody cares about jay z. the dude hasn’t been doing it better than most for a loooooong time. and oh yeah kanye didn’t put out one of the best albums last year.

    you are a clown kid. a sad little clown.

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    Anon Reply:

    @No!, LMFAO just because you’re used to bum ass rappers on the radio doesn’t mean Ye & Hov aren’t legends. Shut up child.

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    Dre Reply:

    @No!, lol Bro, Jay-Z’s Last Album Was His 11th Number 1 Record.

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @No!, if you heard blueprint 3 you’d know that jay isn’t trynna sound young. and kanye’s mbdtf wasn’t commercial enough to play on the radio, but it gained critical acclaim. so get your facts straight before you try to hate.

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    mikkey Reply:

    @No!, yeah jay-z maybe a old-rapper, but he’s different, he’s not wash-up, or tired, nor a has-been, hes very clever, and a forward-thinking guy, he could start a trend today, and kids 5- years from now will be jocking it . lets see if Wiz can do that(if he’s still relevant)

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  4. Phoenix_Wright

    @Yeah said exactly what I was about to say

    It may not leak prior to the release date, but when august 8th comes it will be on music sites and all over twitter. Good job to them, but if they could prevent the album from being illegally downloaded that would be even better

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Phoenix_Wright, Co-sign!

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  5. isabella!

    im not going to lie i was looking forward to hearing some of the songs before they come out. i already pre ordered on itunes though so it really doesn’t matter. it will be a big surprise if the album doesn’t leak before august 8. either way there will still be those people who download it free off the internet after it is released.

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  6. Too Late

    Too late, it’s already in other people’s hands for sale. Should be leaked by tomorrow.

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    duomo Reply:

    @Too Late, they’re saying that it won’t happen with this album.

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    Fuck that manager Reply:

    @duomo, it will though

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    King Dro Reply:

    @duomo, That’s my bitch leaked today i have a feeling the rest isn’t far behind.. And I still havnt heard anything but HAM, i want to hear it front to back

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    Anon Reply:

    @King Dro, “that’s my bitch” has been out since november so….

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    Chad Reply:

    @Anon, boom.roasted.

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    bjday4 Reply:

    @Anon, You’re right. The only songs out, are the ones they put out, HAM,That’s My B$%^# and Otis

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  7. askew90

    I highly doubt that. We are in a day in age, where everybody’s shit is getting leaked.

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  8. Janae

    THIS IS CRAZY!!! One of the most anticipated albums of all time and it still hasn’t leaked!!! Lemme pre-order this on iTunes so I’ll be one of the first. THIS IS HISTORY!!! <3

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  9. AWEK

    SOUNDS LIKE A CHALLENGE

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    uhuh Reply:

    @AWEK, they’re challenging hackers. its fun to jay and ye right about now.

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  10. Adam

    It takes a lot of ball’s to say a album won’t leak now a days. But i’ll give the props if this album doesn’t leak.

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  11. JHP

    Crazy this hasn’t leaked, most major releases do. Talking about they don’t get radio play #Dead. “All Of The Lights” “Run This Town” “Empire State Of Mind” all were big radio hits. Otis is the official single from this album, it’s a soul-sample with no hook, and it’s reached #12 on the main charts. Ye’s last album sold 500K the first week, Jay’s last album sold 400k. Some albums that’s the most they sale overall. Haters are in denial, Ye & Jay about to kill the game!

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    Janae Reply:

    @JHP, LMAO you better set them straight. They killin the game it’s not faiirrr.

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  12. cosmolitetz

    soon theyll understand

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  13. DANA

    jay z cant rap!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @DANA, why do you even exist? if i were you i’d jump off a cliff after typing such a retarted statement about Hov. Hov, as is Jehova. “God-MC”

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  14. TDOT

    leak or not… ive made up my mind to never support these elite rappers anymore…

    so i be on my bootleg shit *kanyeshrugs*

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    uhuh Reply:

    @TDOT, they dont even care, they’ll make the most money off touring so…

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  15. Winston Churchill

    It dont matter when it comes out i’ll just download it BWAWAWAWWA JAY AINT GETTING MY MONEY!

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    James Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, Yep fuck these greedy hogs!

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  16. kris_smith87

    I hope it does leak on the 8th. I want the physical album and refuse to wait til the 23rd to hear it so I will download it on the 8th and get the CD on the 23rd.

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  18. KadafI_213

    sombody bring me back my album please, on to next one …… they know if this sh!t leak peopl will listen and be on to the next one lol… looking forward to this album hope Ye doesnt ruin the album dislike the brother but excited its hov baby

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  19. Skate

    This album should be legendary but i defo shall b downloading this for free, im pretty sure these two have enuff money as it is already, I only buy underground/unsigned artists albums for them guys who really need it

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  20. KD

    I for one, will not be buying the album…these negroes have far too much money, while I on the other hand barely get by on a monthly basis…not that it matters, the hype surrounding this album is palpable and they are bound to shift around 1 milli (1st wk) when it does land.

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  21. frank

    never has i bought an album since 2004…..so leak or not i will download it for free on the net lol…….so we will watch the throne..then seee if weezy baby can sell more than the two (kanye and jay z) i believe the only competition they have is weezy and drake 50 cent fall off toooooo hard love him though but he fell off

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  22. Hip hop

    album of the year

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  23. mike

    the album will be CLASSIC SH*T

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  24. Def Jam Recordings

    the album is pushed back

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  25. @drazzytweeted

    LETS WAIT AND SEE.

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  26. Alex!

    maybe Beyonce should hire Jay’s manager -___- Leaks killed her sales.

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    G.I.G. Reply:

    @Alex!, well her album went platinum so i think shes fine with a couple leaks lmao

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  27. mikaju

    im gonna mos def get it free and the manager can kiss my anus

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  28. fan of a fan

    f**k the manager ! it will leak.. just watch!

    i hope “/

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  29. Kanye East

    Even if it doesn’t leak today. Once one person buys it, it will be up on demonoid/pirate bay. I hope nobody feels bad for getting free music from 2 of the most paid musicians today.

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