The new documentary footage features an intimate inside look of Jay and Ye’s creative process during Watch The Throne. Jay-Z even dishes about his protege Kanye, stating:
“That’s why I respect him because nobody can tell him nothing. He’s not acting out or showing. He’s not showing off because he’s successful. He would be standing on the table like ‘I have the best rhymes ever!’ And I’d be like ‘yo man!’ We thought the music he was making was so good. Let’s get him a deal, you know keep the music close.”
The documentary was shot by Robert Lopuski, who followed Jay-Z and Kanye around the world from the United States to Paris and Australia during recording.
In a recent interview with Paradigm Magazine, Lopuski revealed how he linked up with the two great rappers.
“I was in Madrid on another gig when I got the call. I had to drop everything to fly out to Sydney. I didn’t have any equipment with me. So I asked Kanye’s team if it was cool to put in a rental order– like, could you guys get some stuff down there for me? I wrote up a list: I need a camera, a mic, a stand, the simple abc’s, and they said don’t worry, we got it.”
Lopuski goes on to describe the intimate atmosphere of the Australian mansion where Jay and Ye recorded part of Watch The Throne.
“Yeah, it was such a small, intimate space. They basically converted the living room into a recording studio and there was literally only like 6-7 people in the room – Jay, Kanye, Beyonce, two engineers, myself, a producer, Don C (Kanye’s manager).”
This is definitely a must-watch video! Sit back, relax and watch the 10-minute documentary above!