Jay-Z and Kanye West Present Animal-Inspired ‘Watch the Throne’ Artwork
If you don't know by now, Jay-Z and Kanye West's digital album of 'Watch the Throne' is now available on iTunes. While the physical copy of the deluxe edition featuring the "high-end" 3D artwork of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci won't be available until Aug. 12, the digital version features some interesting images from the designer that shows the beast in Hov and Weezy.
For example, the black-and-white photo (above) of Jay-Z and Kanye West is something to behold. The images features both men having gnarly fangs of a lion coming out of their mouths with whiskers sprouting from their cheekbones. The lion is often used to metaphorically speak of thrones and Kings. So, obviously, Jay-Z and West consider themselves the fearless lions of hip-hop.
There's also an alternative album cover of 'Watch the Throne' which features four golden stars, red flowers of some kind and lots of pointy things. It's a more colorful artwork than the gold-embroidered, Illuminati-alleged design that is the 'WTT' cover.
Finally, there's another black-and-white image of a classical statuary of the Virgin Mary with wings in a cemetery. A big star is plastered on her face, which may appear blasphemous to some religious folks. If anything, the photograph opens up to many different interpretations.
So what do all of these symbolic photographs mean? To be honest, we don't have a clue and some of it creeps us out. The conspiracy theorists will most likely scream that these designs are all part of an Illuminati indoctrination scheme by Jay-Z and Kanye West, but we don't believe that is the case.
In the end, it benefits the listeners because they will have something to gaze at while they enjoy the music.
Check out some of the artwork below: