If you haven’t heard yet, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s newest album, Watch the Throne, was released last week and has already reached #1 on Billboard’s 200 album chart with 436,000 copies sold in its first week. Would be 436,001 except I don’t spend money on music anymore (woops) and unfortunately I can’t find a place to download the full album online. But it’s on iTunes, youtube, etc. and is way worth a listen.
Also worth a read is this New York Times review of the collaborative effort. I always like when such an intellectually lofty operation such as the NYT writes about artists/pop culture that young people actually care about.