Kanye West and JAY-Z’s WATCH THE THRONE Deluxe edition Online August 12th


Kanye West and JAY-Z’s New Album WATCH THE THRONE Deluxe Edition Available Exclusively at Best Buy, August 12th – August 22nd

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011  — The DELUXE CD-version of Kanye West and JAY-Z’s WATCH THE THRONE will be available exclusively at Best Buy locations nationwide from August 12th – August 22nd. The DELUXE album includes four bonus songs from the duo. The most anticipated release of the year from JAY-Z and Kanye West – also known as THE THRONE – has already been deemed a “masterpiece,” garnering critical acclaim from press and tastemakers alike.

“It’s been an exciting year so far for the music industry with some major releases, and we’re particularly excited about partnering with leading artists JAY-Z and Kanye on the launch of their highly anticipated album,” said Nate Jarpe, merchant director of music at Best Buy.  “With entertainment at our core, we are always looking for new ways to give people more when it comes to the hottest releases. With this exclusive offering, our goal is to make it easy for our customers and true fans to choose Best Buy.”

The DELUXE packaging for “WATCH THE THRONE” is high-end art created by acclaimed designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy. The softpack, when opened up, turns into a cross-like shape printed on gold mylar with Tisci’s patterns embossed throughout. The package also includes an 18-panel poster that features Tisci’s artwork as well as lyrics to the entire album. The CD is a special edition black colored disc which is not standard with normal packaging.  In tune with his codes for Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci created an artwork that channels most of his aesthetics: symmetry, lightness, darkness, sharpness and 3D.

WATCH THE THRONE Deluxe edition CD will be available at additional retailers beginning August 23rd.



1. No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
2. Lift Off (feat. Beyonce)
3. N—as In Paris
4. Otis (feat. Otis Redding)
5. Gotta Have it
6. New Day
7. That’s My Bitch
8. Welcome to the Jungle
9. Who’s Gon Stop Me
10. Murder to Excellence
11. Made In America (feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Why I Love You (feat. Mr. Hudson)


1. Illest M———-r Alive ***
2. H.A.M ***
3. Primetime ***
4. The Joy (feat. Curtis Mayfield) ***


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