Kanye West’s forthcoming joint release with Jay-Z won’t just feature the two hip-hop heavyweights trading bars. The album is shaping up to be collaborative effort that ropes in a slew of rap voices from underground icons to chart-topping kingpins.
West took to his Twitter account on Saturday (September 25) to reveal that beatmaster Pete Rock and A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip have jumped on the project. “We got new Pete Rock Joints on the Watch the Thrown album… Q Tip joints…” West tweeted. He added that the album is also set to include a musical offering from prolific, crate-digging luminary Madlib. “We bout to spit on this Madlib beat.”
The Jigga/’Ye album is part of the hip-hop superstar’s newly launched campaign to get fresh music to the fans. After announcing in August that he plans to release a spankin’ new track every Friday until Christmas, West tweeted on the first day of his G.O.O.D. Friday initiative that he’s hooking up with Hov for a five-track album. The Jay-Z/Nicki Minaj/Rick Ross/Bon Iver collabo “Monster” is slated to appear on the record.
The Jay-Z joint album details also come a day after Yeezy unleashed another Hov-assisted cut, “So Appalled.” West dished that the newly released G.O.O.D. Friday track, which also features Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Cyhi the Prynce and RZA, is the weekly joint he’s feeling the most.
“Ok So Appalled might be my personal favorite Good Friday song so far… It’s just my favorite style of hip hop done very modern,” West tweeted of the string-laden track, which includes the various MCs hollers of “f—in’ ridiculous ridiculous.” “Just Swizz’s voice over the cello’s is haunting,” adding that he may revisit the track and “do another version where I bring that part in right after Pusha’s verse also.”
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