SXSW just got a lot more interesting. Samsung announced Monday (March 10) that Jay Z and Kanye West will be descending upon the already star-studded festival Wednesday for a special, one-night-only performance at Austin Music Hall.
But here’s the catch: wristbands for the epic Watch The Throne reunion will only be handed out to owners of Samsung Galaxy devices — with the Milk Music ad-free radio service downloaded on it — starting Tuesday (March 11) morning at 10 a.m. at the Galaxy Experience located on Second Street and Trinity.
The fact that Samsung is responsible for the hottest ticket at the festival this week should come as no surprise, considering the company helped Hov usher in his “new rules” with the release of his latest opus, Magna Carta Holy Grail with one million copies sold the day it debuted.
A lot has changed in Jay and Ye’s lives since they last toured together in 2012, so here’s a few things we’d all like to see when they hit the stage:
1. Break Their ‘Paris’ Record
While in Paris, the pair performed their Grammy Award-winning “N—as in Paris” a record 12 straight times. For this one-off show, we’d love to see them go for the baker’s dozen.
2. A Cameo From Kim And Bey
Since they went their separate ways to tour for MCHG and Yeezus, respectively, Kanye has found his own Bonnie to his Clyde, so it’s only right that both of the rap kings’ queens join them onstage.
3. And Another From JT
Kanye can squash his beef with Justin Timberlake officially onstage when the singer comes out to join Jay for back-to-back performances of “Holy Grail” and “Suit & Tie,” with Ye playing hypeman.
4. Fresh Throne Music
Jay and Kanye create magic together so it would only be right if they blessed the free-spirited hip-hop fanatics in the crowd with a new track to bounce to and contemplate on their way home.
5. A Watch The Throne II Announcement
Big announcement that Watch The Throne II is coming this year. It’s no secret that Jay and Kanye have been in the studio since their initial public offering, so this would be the perfect time to inform the world that they are dropping another joint LP.
Jay and Kanye’s performance is the first day of Samsung’s four-day concert series that will also feature Janelle Monáe, Broken Bells, Cut Copy, Holy Ghost!, and Gary Clark Jr.