Needless to say, Jay-Z and Kanye following through with Watch The Throne was a success and – whether admitted or not – a groundbreaking album in Hip-Hop. Here, two of the world’s biggest musicians actually followed through with a promise to produce a collaborative album together. And to sweeten the pot, the LP produced quality music even amid the unrealistic expectations people had prior to pressing play.
Well, the folks at Complex caught up with longtime confidant and co-worker of both Jay and ‘Ye, Young Guru, to get his thoughts on a duo of subjects including the possibility of the two MC’s circling the wagon one more time for a sequel.
“It’s definitely a serious consideration. Hasn’t been underway yet but definitely serious consideration. Has been talked about but hasn’t been executed yet. Definitely could happen. A lot of artists just say shit too but if you think about it, this is just my opinion, the way I would like it to go-I would like Kanye to do the G.O.O.D. Music album and Jay-Z to do a solo album then they go out and tour and do all that shit and then next year, or the end of the year, we get Watch the Throne 2. To me, that would be the best thing to happen. I think the G.O.O.D. Music album is necessary for Kanye to establish that brand because they need to establish [themselves].”
Given the overwhelming success of the the first one, it makes sense for, as Guru said, ‘Ye to complete his personal projects (the G.O.O.D. album and his own solo endeavor) and Jay to tie up the loose ends with his new album. Once that’s said and done, WTT2 would be the ultimate culmination of sorts. As of now though, it’s all speculation and playing the waiting game. It shouldn’t be too hard to get this accomplished even with Jigga’s new parenting responsibilities. You know, it’s not like he’d have a hard time finding a babysitter while he went to the studio or something.