It’s amazing how far this brotherly-like relationship has gone between Jay-Z and Kanye West, both have managed to – collaboratively and separately – to take hip-hop to an elevated state of artistry.
In the 11-minute “Watch The Throne” documentary – set in the gothic-like areas of Sydney, Australia – Jay-Z states and defends his “little brother” West.
“[Kanye] He’s really like a brother to me … I’m watching the guy who I pretty much mentored become his own guy with his own opinion … It’s fantastic,” Jay-Z said. “He came to the studio and he’s like, ‘I rap.’ And he’d be like rapping on the table. He’s the same way – that’s why I respect him. Nobody could tell me nothing – like he’s not acting out. He’s not showing out ’cause he’s successful.”
Actor, Russell Crowe even gets a cameo in the doc and a name mention in one of West’s lyrics for the “Watch The Throne” album. He gives Crowe a handshake and said, “You’ve made it into rap history, man.”
Beyoncé makes modest appearances throughout the flick serving more as a supportive role to her boyfriend, Jay-Z.
Watch the documentary before it gets taken offline.