New Music: Jay-Z x Kanye West f/ Beyoncé – ‘Lift Off’

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Kanye West

Jay-Z and Kanye West shoot for the stars with Beyoncé on the empowering “Lift Off,” one of the most-anticipated songs on Watch the Throne. Produced by Kanye, Jeff Bhasker, and Mike Dean, Jay and ‘Ye take a back seat to B, who soars over horn blasts and martial drums as she sings, “We gon’ take it to the moon/ Take it to the stars.” Commence launch sequence is 3, 2, 1…



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76 Comments

  1. WORD!

    yay!

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  2. I Want New Music!

    Best track in the album, must be a single!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @I Want New Music!, are u fxcking retarted? did u even listen to the fxcking album? sh*t makes me angry as fxck.

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    Replier Reply:

    @uhuh, stfu people goin have their opinion why dont u just shut up. track is firreee why u gunna hate? these ni**as makin too much papaer and all ur poor ass can do is hate on their best track

    #gtfomofo

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  3. xedos

    Rihanna should be on this hook

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    brian b.. Reply:

    @xedos, you know what? No. We all like Rihanna, it’s hard to admit sometimes but we do, but I don’t wanna hear that nasal sound on this. Beyonce is doing a great job all alone on this. All I want is a version where she and Bruno are exchanging verses and singing together. Rihanna? No

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    Yeah Reply:

    @xedos, Rihanna has no talent. We dont want her with real talent. She will only ruin the song.

    Oh and to all her dumb fans…SHUT UP & SIT DOWN. Grown ups are talking. Lol

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    DexlovesRih Reply:

    @Yeah, BITCH FUK YOU!guess what this same nasaly bitch is slaying your fav..fuxkin bum! and @brian ofcourse you love her..you all do..under cover worshipers..you guys dont fool no1!talk shit,but blast her songs in yall ragedly ass cars (some of you may no have those but you get the point) *points to the met stadium* all you rihanna haters fill those seats with yall wack asses..k bye!!

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    Fan of a fan Reply:

    @Yeah, If rihanna has no talent why are her songs going to the charts? Why is well known? Why is she makin millions ? Think before u type dumb shit like that u f**kin d**k-wad. Go suck your moms d**k

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    maya Reply:

    @Fan of a fan, um Kesha has millions & top the charts, your point BEING?

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @maya, who the HECK was talking about kesha ?? :S

    #PissOff

    and my point is that if rihanna has #1′s ect ect then shes OBVIOUSLY talent !!
    if she wasnt talented none of that would happen! #SuckYourMother

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @maya, maya… who the HECK was talking about kesha ?? :S

    #PissOff

    and my point is that if rihanna has #1′s ect ect then shes OBVIOUSLY talent !!
    if she wasnt talented none of that would happen! #SuckYourMother

    Kesha cant TOUCH rihanna or BEYONCE !

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @Yeah, wat the fuck ? she wouldnt ruin this song she would have jus made it #1 like the rest of her songs, and she sure didnt ruin “run this town” now did she? oh ok didnt think so.

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    DexlovesRih Reply:

    @xedos, it would have been so good to have her on here!ughh..but i love bey on thiss!theyre taking turns to be honest..lol rih works with them,then bey does..lol..next is rih again!!!

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    T Reply:

    @xedos, Rihanna doesn’t do all hooks justice. Just look at how everyone thought All of the Lights would blow up and it didn’t.

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    B Reply:

    @T, Beyonce Makes Timeless Music, Rihanna Makes Song You’ll Forget In A Week When A New Song Comes Out Which Is Most Of The Song That Are 1′s On Billboard

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @B, Actually beyonce new music is like that, very boring and not her old ishh

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @xedos, Quit .

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  4. m.i.k.e.

    could’ve been better TBQH

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  5. Hugh

    Don’t know if it lived up to the highest expectations ever.

    But the chorus is stuck in my head before the end of the first play

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  6. the king

    yes sir !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. the king

    one thing i dont get tho if there album is on itunes today wont people be able to downlaod it for free the next day on the internet so what was the point of there album not going to mom and pop record stores ?

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    PSSHT Reply:

    @the king, well at least, it didn’t leak months before the release date. Great marketing strategy and with the way the internet went crazy when it got released, i bet the numbers are going to be insane.

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  8. the king

    beyonce look a hot mess in that pictue she still cool tho

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @the king, She’s not trying to look “good” .. She’s comfortable with her husband & big brother .

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  9. danny ocean

    this song is not gratifying enough…i cant just hear 4 lines from these guys and then the song is over. Im not going to be happy if this is what the album is made of.

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  10. atm

    I have to say the album is crazy. Kanye is a genius.

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  11. J

    This is the worst song on the album. It just doesn’t fit.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @J, i even deleted the fxcking song from the album. what a waste. i’d trade LIVING SO ITALIAN for this anyday

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  12. beck

    My only issue with this album is the excessive autotune…I’m not completely adverse to using it selectively, but its on almost every track. That being said, this song is pretty dope & I love what beyonce did with the vocal arrangement of the chorus, but she overshadows Ye and Hov a bit. The chorus is stuck in my head, but I can barely remember their bars.

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    JwalksOnwater Reply:

    @beck, so true.. they should’ve just gave her the song for her album

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @JwalksOnwater, I agree .

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  13. JwalksOnwater

    King B sounds amazing

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  14. Chri$

    Now all the haters should just shut the hell up.
    This is an AMAZIIIING! record

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  15. TheTruthWillShutYouUp

    Best song on the album grammys billboards and everything else

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  16. TheTruthWillShutYouUp

    This is bringing real back if you really think about it

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  17. King Dro

    The album feels too heavy. Lyrically jay Gets an A- from me. Kanye gets an A, beats are an A+ and originality is A+. Second listen 92/100. Feels like the end of an era

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  18. @YaserLad

    What A Beautiful Creation. I’m Buzzed Out After Listening The The Album!!!

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  19. bajan

    rihanna would of took it to another level… sorry

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    uhuh Reply:

    @bajan, this is no ordinary album. High end rap right here. rihanna is way too ordinary for the throne

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    bajan Reply:

    @uhuh, ORDINARY? the song is sick u know, but it could of been sickening with rihanna. a major edge with her unique voice thats all. my opinion …

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    J Reply:

    @bajan, Rihanna’s voice isn’t smooth or strong enough for this song. Beyoncé completes this song, Rihanna just wouldn’t cut it.

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    Mya Reply:

    @bajan, Rihanna can’t sing better than Beyonce she can’t do runs like Beyonce make
    harmonize like B

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    maya Reply:

    @bajan, Rihanna can’t even fucking sing. She already ruined Love The Way You Lie, we don’t need her ruining another track.

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @maya, if she cant f**king sing, why the F**K is she a famous singer?

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    LO Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, Um Sex Appeal idiot. Rihanna has no strong vibrato, she would’ve been plain, and flat on this song. Thats where Beyonce vocals come in, full of life and character.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @bajan, They don’t like thee auto-tune . So no .

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @bajan, Amen to that!!! Run this town part II?

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  20. Nicole

    Beyonce sung the hell out of the chorus. It’s stuck in my head. Her voice/chorus and the music are the best parts of this song. This song needed a real singer because Kanye and Jay barely did enough in the verses.

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  21. Mental Phipps

    I thought Bruno was meant to be on this?

    Gonna download my copy once I get on my computer. Excited to hear the album in full!

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  22. #RihannaNavy

    yall motherf**erzz hatin on Rihanna can shut d hell up!…we all know that rihanna is the best on Features so shut d fuck up!..beyonce did not do her best on this shit it shud of been rihanna!…#EndOfDiscussion

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @#RihannaNavy, Find a Rihanna post .

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  23. Blaze

    This song is horrible I love all 3 artist but terrible song for me but I will still buy wtt on friday just gonna skip this track

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  24. maya

    This is only good b/c of Beyonce. Kanye sounds like a fucking retarded child & Jay-Z is just…-_-

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  25. Jfenty

    Good song but im not gonna lie ‘lift off’ sounds like it was made for Rihanna not beyonce.. I hate to say it, but it’s too easy for beyonce to sing this. She over did it.

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  26. MR. FRANKIE

    this is dope , dffrnt kind of music , that shows mature artist showing what they feel, it doesnt have 2 b mainstream all the time

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  27. JHP

    It’s a dope little song, it and Otis are the only real weak points on the album, everything else is awesome, album of the year so far for me!

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  28. WuffWuff_

    wow Beyoncé´s voice is so fuckin good !!

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  29. @IamMrHAndsome

    stfu rihanna fans lmao #KINGB B#tch #YouMad Of course his wife is on the track not the whore that just makes their money lmao

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  30. Punkassdude

    No hip hop fans on here this song straight up trash and whoever like it should kill themeself

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  31. dave

    best track on the album is either why i love u feat mr.hudson or no church in the wild feat franck ocean or murder to excellence

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  32. ???

    I like it. Sometimes i think Kanye is going in the right direction but then he adds one to many elements to a sound and just over does it.

    I can see why people say that Rihanna would sound better for this song. It’s not that B doesn’t sound good, but the amount of power she has in her voice, may have over done it too. The ideas are great, but sometimes, LESS IS MORE!

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  33. Loathe

    Rhianna = Catchy teen girl dnace to songs = No Talent :)

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  34. Ray

    Here we go wit Rihanna and Beyonce again..but to b honest everything Rihanna touches is a Hit shxt I’ll have her on all my songs

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    DEADDDDDD Reply:

    @Ray, You should wait for CKB & Man Down to become hits. Sadly they’re not, so as Cheers.

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  35. MAR

    Murder to Excellence was the best track on this, and if anybody tells you different they don’t know music.

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  36. B

    Great Hook, Trash Verses

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  37. Samantha

    The hooks amazing but they ruined it, trash!

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  38. malhi

    niggas in paris = best song

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  39. Abdullah

    this song proofs that Kanye is the best rapper/producer ever!
    YAY N JAY FTW

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  40. Abdullah

    n forreal this should’ve been a single tho! so they can beat the overrated asses like eminem and wiz khalifa etc.

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  41. PY72011

    @Abdullah did you just really fuckin call Eminem overrated??

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @PY72011, I believe he did. And I concur with him. What new style has m&m bought to the game. Same ish different year. Sorry to Hurt your feelings. Although he’s making money off of dried milk.

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    maya Reply:

    @Alicias certified homewrecka, Bitch pls. Jay-Z has been rapping about his absent father, single mother, Brooklyn projects, & his cash since FOREVER! So please!

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  42. Royaleeeee

    Beyonce look a mess & Rihanna would of killed the song as well, its a good song but iHighly doubt it will be #1 shit! Its not that great! Just being honest, im over Jay Z & these duet albums. 1st R. Kelly now Kanye. BLAHHH!

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  43. mralbking

    ive heard that kanye, bey and jay will perform together at the vmas-s……. cool… hope so…

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