According to Billboard.Com, last night Thursday (July 7) Jay-Z held a private listening session for Watch the Throne, a collaborative album with his protege Kanye West. Below is how Billboard is reporting the story:
The listening was held in a suite on the second floor of the Mercer Hotel, in SoHo, and lasted for roughly three hours, with Jay-Z playing eleven songs from an Apple laptop for a select group of music journalists and two teenage fans who had won access to the session for being the first two customers to pre-order the album through Jay-Z’s lifestyle site, Life and Times, which began accepting pre-orders on Monday, July 4. Kanye West did not attend.
Following the eleventh song, Jay-Z invited those in the room to have an informal conversation that lasted for about an hour.
“We can have a conversation,” he said. “I don’t want to do an interview. Put your pads away – we can talk all night.”
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