American rappers JAY Z and Kanye West teamed up to release an album, “Watch the Throne,” in 2011. Recording sessions for the album took place at various recording locations and began in November 2010. Produced by West, 88 Keys, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Jeff Bhasker, Q-Tip, Mike Dean and others, the album was issued by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings.
The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and also reached #1Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. It has produced two singles, “H•A•M” and “Otis,” both of which attained Billboard chart success. Frank Ocean of Odd Future, Mr Hudson and JAY Z’s wife Beyoncé appeared on the album.