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Jay-Z discusses Kanye West’s growth

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ ox=”true” src=”” width=”224″ //a/divBy The Hip Hop Writerbr /Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writerbr /br /Recently, Jay-Z and Kanye West decided to expand their upcoming EP into a full album. Titled emWatch the Throne/em, this album will be the first time Kanye West records as Jay-Z’s equal. West has been the most-successful protege of Jay-Z and held down the Roc when Jay retired for a brief /br /Usually, Jay-Z saves a spot on his albums to record with Kanye, but he has never recorded with him in this manner before. While he always knew Kanye West was good, Jay-Z never knew he was this good. Jay credits this skill to the growth of Kanye West as a person and an /br /During his recent break, Kanye West finally had the chance to digest the pain of losing his mother. Ever since he released his debut album, emThe College Dropout/em, Kanye West’s live has been very fast-paced. He never properly grieved for his mother and that is what triggered most of his erratic behavior, which led to his outburst on Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music /br /Jay-Z said it has been incredible to see Kanye West’s growth as a rapper, but it has been even more incredible watching him grow as a producer. Initially, Kanye West was known for sampling soul beats and placing hip hop mixes over them. But, following em808s amp; Heartbreak/em, Kanye West began to use more pop, electronica, and Ramp;B beats. Now, West is using a rare mixture of all of these beats, which inspired his summer single, “Power.”br /br /The Brooklyn rapper revealed that he and Kanye West will be traveling to Australia to finish recording the album. Currently, they have finished seven tracks for the emWatch the Throne/em LP.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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