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Is Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne Aimed At Lil Wayne?

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It’s the first thing that came to mind as soon as Jay-Z and Kanye West unveiled the name of their upcoming joint album, Watch The Throne. Don’t act like you didn’t think the same thing, either.

The album’s title comes across as a thinly veiled trigger to remind the Young Money/Cash Money massive that Jay and ‘Ye are indeed hip-hop’s kings. The art form’s competitive nature also lends itself easily to the theory; after all, Wayne has dubbed himself “the greatest rapper alive.” Over the years Jay and Weezy have had a friendly rivalry, which seemingly was squashed with the collaborative tracks “Mr. Carter” on Tha Carter 3 and “Hello Brooklyn 2.0″ on American Gangster.

The minute everything started looking kosher, Cash Money master Birdman a.k.a Baby and Jay ended up in an assumed war of words. The story goes that after Baby was vocal about Wayne being named number two (behind Jay) on MTV’s Hottest MC’s In The Game list, Jay hit back (coincidentally) on the first release from Watch The Throne‘s recording sessions. “H.A.M.” featured a verse from Hov sounding like it was aimed right at Baby’s claim to riches: “N*ggas fantasize about the shit that I do daily/Like these rappers rap about all the shit that I do really/I’m like really, half a billi, n*gga?/Really you got baby money/Keep it real with n*ggas, n*ggas ain’t got my lady money.” Birdman hit back via his Twitter account, sending out numerous sarcastic tweets referencing the phrase “baby money.”

When MTV’s Sway asked Weezy about Jay’s “H.A.M” lyric earlier this year, he gave an interesting response. “Me and my wit, given my wit, I would probably play off of it. But I wouldn’t make it a competition, because actually, the subject that he’s talking about in that line, I can’t box with the god. I’d be the first one to tell you that, given my wit, and the type of person that I am, I’d capitalize and I’d play off of it. Yeah, I definitely would.”

Even Drake has chimed in, humorously alluding to British radio host Tim Westwood that him and Wayne decided to do a joint album first. “[Wayne and I] still got to do that [collaboration] album. I heard two other guys are coming out with an album together, too,” he said, laughing. “There’s two other rappers [that] are coming out with an album together. I don’t know where they got that idea, but I caught wind of it through the grapevine that there’s some other album with two guys rapping on it.”

“H.A.M” is the only single from the Watch The Throne sessions that’s so far been released but according to Jay-Z, it may not end up on the finished album. “Lift Off” featuring Beyoncé will drop sometime today, according to internet chatter.

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  • DJ Brooklyn says:

    NOONE IS CHECKING FOR ANY OF THESE CLOWN RAPPERS. THESE DUDES ARE ALL PLAYED OUT. WHY DOESNT THIS OLD MAN JUST QUIT AND RETIRE AND HELP SOMEONE ELSE MAKE IT FOR A CHANGE? THEY ARE MATERIALISTIC BUM RAPPERS WITH NO LYRIC OUTSIDE OF CLOTHES AND BULLSHIT! LIL WAYNE TOO, AND DRAKES FAKE ASS! AMERICA IS TIRED OF THESE CORNY INDUSTRY RAPPERS.

  • I speak for the streets says:

    The truth is and I hate to say this… but Jay-z is still king. He got the crown when biggie and tupac died. I am waiting for the day when somebody with the lyrical capacity Jay has to rise and take the the crown. Wayne doesn’t have it, he is a follower joing gangs and nonsens like that. kanye is not hood enough. The only one who comes close is eminem, but he’s too caught up with kim and drugs… sigh..

  • what are you all talking about? says:

    are you serious right now? when i heard the title the first thing i thought of was k & j going at it

    if the first thing you thought of was lil wayne you must really think hes every thing…

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  • Evan says:

    is lift off really leaking tonight….is there possibly of it being a single tomorrow on music tuesday

  • John says:

    Even though Eminem is the best rapper alive and ever, it’s good to see that other rappers are standing up for themselves in the industry and not succombing to the garbage that Lil Wayne calls music. That goes for Drake as well. These two don’t rap about anything; all Lil Wayne knows are obvious similies and Drake uses auto tune to create his hooks. I’m not a big fan of Jay Z, but at least he has established himself as a rap icon and won’t deal with the bullshit these two are producing. However, I am a big Kanye fan, as he actually produces and writes all of his songs, and all of his songs actually mean something. You hardly, if ever, hear Slim or Ye rap about money or clothes, but rather about their personal struggles and societal problems. I worry about rap, and Young Money is not helping the artform out at all, but actually taking away from it.

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  • kaptain says:

    jay u r d father of all rapers alive dont even border about their wack shit call hit.

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  • allourblogs says:

    Check out my review of the album and let me know what you think: http://allourblogsblogs.blogspot.com/2011/08/watch-throne.html

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