By Kathy Iandoli
The producer caught up with Vibe.com and explained that the album is near completion, provided a few wrinkles are ironed out. “Right now, I’m really trying to get Jay and Kanye to hurry up and finish this Watch The Throne album because the world needs to hear it,” Young Guru explained. “It just needs little tweaks and things like that. But the core of the album is finished.”
Fans are already taking this news with great anticipation.
“About time. I’ve been looking 2 this one 4 a while,” @TheHyperbole states. “Watch the Throne almost done, hopefully it drops soon,” says @Levi_V24.
Young Guru has played the position of engineer and producer to Jay-Z’s empire for years. However, on this project, he has yet to touch his MPC, yet. In addition to Kanye West, No I.D., Q-Tip, and Pete Rock have all handed in tracks per VIBE.
While Guru didn’t reveal much about Watch the Throne other than the fact that it’s almost done. He did hint at a whole other project Jay-Z is working on.
“Jay’s a consummate thinker, so sometimes he’ll call and be like ‘yo what do you think about this.’ And he said this idea to me that I wish I could tell the world about. Some ideas are so simple and in-your-face, that they’re so incredibly smart,” Young Guru told VIBE. “So this next idea – when you hear this title – the world is going to say ‘why didn’t Jay think of that for the first album.’ The title and concept just fits in perfectly. It’s so simple, but yet so elegant at the same time. [Jay] can’t stop, it’s in his blood.”
While Watch The Throne still has no formal release date on the table, fans will be ready to grab it when it drops. “CAN’T WAIT FOR ‘WATCH THE THRONE’…. Yes, I HAD TO TYPE IN CAPS…” @Proverse tweets. And as @Gow_ThaMan cleverly puts it, “Watch the throne drop, I’m about to go H.A.M.”