Ever since Jay-Z and Kanye West announced they were releasing an album together, Watch The Throne, they’ve been all over the entertainment news…whether it be about them having problems as friends, how their new single (number 5 on this playlist) is ranked on the charts, or news about their upcoming tour. I think this would be a great time to go through the old school sounds of Jay-Z and Kanye, picking out my personal favorites, to make a little playlist for the ride to buy their dynamic duo album.
1. Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z
Such a classic. You have to remember these are my favorite Jay and Kanye songs. I don’t know why I think this song is so great, but it’s just one of those songs that when it comes on random on my iPod, I get excited and everyone is capable of singing/rapping(?) along.
2. Gold Digger – Kanye West
Now maybe I like this one so much because I picture my dad literally rapping every single word to this song whenever it comes on no matter where we are, or maybe I just like it because it’s awesome. The way Kanye references other musicians (something lots of rappers do that always grabs my attention), is so creative. Love this song.
3. Jigga What, Jigga Who – Jay-Z
So sometimes Jay-Z is referred to as Jigga. That proves this song is one of his favorites of his music. It’s such a legit Jay-Z song, and if you don’t like it, or you’re questioning why I added it to this list, you probably don’t like Jay as much as the typical fan.
4. Stronger – Kanye West
Great song. Between the beat and the energy of the song, there’s really not much to say. Everyone knows and recognizes this song, and I truly believe I’ve never met a person (that likes Kanye’s music) who would change this song if it came on the radio. It’s also a great song to work out to…just something to keep in mind.
5. Otis – Kanye West and Jay-Z
And the new, leaked single. Let us know what you think in comments below!