Get ready for The Throne.
Yes, the much-anticipated collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West now has a group name – The Throne – and their album “Watch the Throne” has a release date (Aug. 8) and a tour, which starts in Detroit on Sept. 22 and stops at the Izod Center on Sept. 27 and 28. (Pre-sale tickets through Live Nation go on sale Thursday. Citi Private Pass members get pre-sale tickets starting at 10 a.m. Friday. And the public on-sale is Aug. 8.)
The Throne has also released the tracklist for the album, which includes two appearances by Odd Future's Frank Ocean and an appearance by Beyoncé on “Lift Off,” as well as classic samples from Curtis Mayfield on “The Joy” and Otis Redding on “Otis,” the album's amazing first single, which is available at iTunes today.
Check out “Otis” here or the slightly-sped-up, takedown-request-evading version below.