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Jay-Z Explains ‘Watch the Throne’ Album Title

The phrase “Watch the Throne” has been on everyone’s lips for the past month, but do you even know what the album title means?

In a radio interview with Lorenzo “Ice Tea” Thomas, radio host on Miami’s 99 Jamz radio, he elaborated on the album title for listeners:

“It’s just protecting the music and the culture. It’s people that’s in the forefront of music, it’s like Watch the Throne, protect it. You just watch how popular music shifts and how hip-hop has basically replaced rock and roll as the youth music. The same thing could happen to hip-hop, it could be replaced by other forms of music. So it’s just making sure that we put that effort into making the best product so we can contend with all this other music, with all the dance music that’s dominating the charts right now and indie music that’s dominating the festivals and still hold off rock ‘n’ roll. Just to hold our place and make sure that the hip-hop culture is still the most dominant form of music around the world.”

If anyone’s gonna protect hip-hop, I definitely agree that it should be these two.  Let’s hope this has motivated other hip-hop artists to step up their game.  Do you think Watch the Throne does a good job of protecting the culture?


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