RapFix’s Fantasy ‘Watch the Throne’ Tour Set List

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By Rob Markman

Jay-Z and Kanye West sure know how to build anticipation. When the tag-team rap tandem first announced their Watch the Throne album in August 2010, they kept fans in the dark, revealing very few details before the highly anticipated LP was released on August 8. The Watch the Throne tour has been shrouded in the same mystery, so what should we expect from two stars who have built respective reputations on delivering the unexpected? There’s no telling what ’Ye and Hov will do when they take the stage on Friday night (October 28) at Atlanta’s Philips Arena when they begin their WTT Tour run. So, before the MTV News team makes its way to the ‘A,’ we present to your our fantasy Kanye West and Jay-Z set-list.

To see how close our dream concert matched up with Jay-Z and Kanye’s actual performance, check in with RapFix at 8 p.m. ET, as we live blog from the Philips Arena. Don’t let us get in our zone!

ACT I- Kanye West (The Early Years)
To set things off Kanye West takes fans back to where it all started. Watch as ‘Ye evolves from a once-unlikely rap star into an eventual king.

“Through the Wire”
“All Falls Down”
“Jesus Walks”
“Heard ’Em Say”
“Gold Digger”
Enter Jay-Z
“Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix),” with Jay-Z
“No Church in the Wild,” as The Throne
Exit Kanye West

ACT II- Jay-Z (The Rise)
Before he was Hova the God, Shawn Carter laid a heavy foundation in rap’s underground. Walk with him.

“Can’t Knock the Hustle”
“Ain’t No N—a”
“Where I’m From”
“N—a What, N—a Who”
“Big Pimpin’”
“Hard Knock Life”
Enter Kanye West
“Gotta Have It,” as the Throne
Exit Jay-Z

ACT III- Kanye West (The Arrival)
No longer the producer who raps, Kanye West becomes a juggernaut in hip-hop. Nothing but hits.

“Stronger”
“Good Life”
“Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
Enter Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy’s “Put On,” with Kanye West
Enter Jay-Z
“Put On (Remix),” with Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy’s “Go Crazy” with Jay-Z
Exit Young Jeezy
“Illest Motherf—er Alive,” as The Throne
Exit Kanye West

ACT IV- Jay-Z (Hova The God)
Jay-Z moves from multiplatinum rap star to living legend.

“Izzo”
“Public Service Announcement”
“Roc Boys”
“D.O.A.”
“Empire State of Mind”
“Encore”
Enter T.I.
T.I.’s “Bring ‘Em Out”
Enter Kanye West
T.I.’s “Swagga Like Us,” with Kanye West and Jay-Z
Exit T.I.
“Run This Town,” with Kanye West

ACT V- Watch The Throne (The Reign)
Kanye West and Jay-Z meet on stage, this time as equal iconic figures. Rap Gods!

“Welcome to the Jungle”
“Murder to Excellence”
“Made in America”
“New Day”
Enter pregnant Beyoncé, rubs belly
“Lift Off”
Exit Beyoncé
“That’s My Bitch”
“Who Gon Stop Me”
“H.A.M.”
“Otis”
“N—as In Paris”
Curtain Close