So finally we have the most anticipated album of the year, “Watch The Throne”, from Jay-Z and Kanye West. I can’t lie, I had no clue what to expect unlike my partner so I was curious to see how this project turned out. Let’s get into it….
No Church In The Wild ft Frank Ocean
Sample: “K Scope” performed by Phil Manzanera . “Don’t Tell A Lie About Me and I Won’t Tell The Truth About You” as performed by James Brown
The album starts off with a funky tune and pounding drums, my head immediately starts bouncing. Frank Ocean lays a smooth and interesting chorus,
“Human being to the mob / What’s a mob to a king? / What’s a king to a god? / What’s a god to a non-believer / Who don’t believe in anything? / Will he make it out alive? / Alright alright / No church in the wild”
Jay drops a memorable verse filled with religious references, questions and truth, definitely worth a listen. In the middle of the track, someone starts singing, I have to check the iTunes because it sounds like Last Train To Paris playing. It’s The Dream singing followed by Kanye, who also lays a nice verse with notable bars like,
Two tattoos one read No Apologies, the other said Love Is Cursed By Monogamy / It’s somethin’ that the pastor don’t preach / It’s somethin’ thata teacher can’t teach / When we die the money we can’t keep, but we probably spend it all cuz the pain ain’t cheap …Preach -Kanye West
I’m feeling this track. I always liked albums that start out with some raw, thought-provoking rhymes, this is it. My hopes are high as I continue through the album. Sidenote: You hear those monkeys at the end? Haha.