The countdown begins…
Photo above from listening for Watch the Throne, Mercel Hotel NYC.
With the anticipation growing and growing for this years highly anticipated collaborative album by Jay-Z & Kanye West music lovers wait patiently for any sign for when Watch the Throne will finally hit our i-pods and car stereos. Slowly we are inching closer and by that we know because last night in NYC Jay minus Kanye who was in Paris at the time held a listening session for the album inside a suite at the Mercerl Hotel in SoHo. Jay -Z arriving after 9pm in his usual Yankee fitted, came directly from the Yankees and Tampa Bay game hoping to see Jeter get his 3,000th career hit. According to BillBoard.com selected journalists and two contest winners were escorted to a suite on the second floor where a studio set up with a mixing board and mics filled the room. Attendees listened for three hours while Jay played tracks off the album through a Mac laptop.
Guests were served Jay’s very own Ace of Spades champagne with cheese/crackers on the side to make it more of a chill type of vibe. Before he began playing the album Jay asked for everyone to introduce themselves and asked if those standing in the entry way would like to join by jokingly saying, “Sit on the floor, we can make it like camp.”
“I think we should just play some music,” he said, by way of introduction.