Here’s How Jay Z Killed Kanye West’s Over-The-Top Original Plan for Watch The Throne

Their album would've been received totally different.

Big brother Jay Z put his foot down on Kanye West’s original plan for Watch The Throne, former Grantland publisher David Cho reveals on the latest episode of ItsTheReal’s A Waste of Time podcast. According to Cho, the rap duo had a big disagreement when it came to naming the track list. Ye originally wanted to include the n-word on every track title on the album, but Jay, on the other hand, did not.

“Jay wanted to call ’N*ggas in Paris’ “Ball So Hard,” and Kanye was like ’No,'” Cho claims. “We’re gonna put the n-word in every single title on this album so everyone has to say it and they have to confront it,” West said, according to Cho. Hov clearly won besides for WTT’s biggest single. Is this how we got “N*ggas in Paris”? Was it based on a compromise?


Listen to the podcast episode below.

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