We thought the same thing would happen with G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation on September 18, but instead of release day we got leak night. It’s unclear at this point whether it was a planned leak, but either way the full album hit the web Wednesday night (Sep. 12). You can stream the whole thing over at Fist In The Air.
Kanye West was impressively secretive with the release of Watch The Throne, implementing a number of security measures to ensure there were no leaks ahead of its release. When it finally hit iTunes, nobody had heard the album yet, making its release one of those collective moments that music fans so rarely get to share these days.