Jay-Z and Kanye on Their Michael Jackson
(Huffington Post) — The world of music has been on the edge of its collective seat since the initial announcement of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album, “Watch the Throne.” Since West broke the news via Twitter months prior to the release of his 2010 album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” many have questioned whether or not the effort will result in a musical masterpiece, the “Thriller” of hip-hop. Granted, pulling two powerhouse names together in the studio will generate more than enough consumer interest. And when it comes to recording an album, the title alone creates quite high expectations to live up to. According to the producer of “Thriller,” crafting a timeless collection of songs is something that happens organically and in the moment.