It sounds like we should keep our eyes peeled for Watch The Throne 2. To be sure, Jay-Z and Kanye West both have plenty to do once they’ve wrapped up their tour behind their first joint LP. (Jay-Z has music to write for a film adaptation of Annie, starring Willow Smith; Kanye has a Kardashian to date). But the two appear serious about a sequel, according to West associate Mike Dean. In an interview with Quiet Lunch, Dean rattled off the projects occupying his own time, and called out Watch The Throne 2, saying “it’s coming.” Watch below.
Dean, a longtime West friend who handled production on much of ‘Ye’s acclaimedMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in addition to Watch The Throne itself, told the magazine he’s working on the G.O.O.D. Music album in addition to the Jay-Kanye team-up album. (Fast forward to 5:34).
The notion of a follow-up to Watch The Throne had come up before: Jay-Z had hinted at it late last year, though he suggested he and Kanye might knock out their own solo albums first. Based on Dean’s comments, though, it sounds like perhaps a new Throne might be further along than we had reason to think.
Which would you rather hear first, a Watch The Throne 2 album, or new solo projects from Jay-Z and Kanye? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments.