Watch the Throne has finally docked. The music will dominate discussion for the next 200 million years, naturally. But I also expect the rap Illuminati watchdogs to unload a series of posts dissecting the artwork. I’m sure they’ll find the packaging intriguing.
In addition to the Riccardo Tisci-laced cover, which has been out for awhile, there are two solo shots of JAY-Z and Kanye West. A third image shows an angel with a black star on her face. Hov and Yeezy are portrayed as nightmarish figures with fangs and whiskers. They’re clearly a cross between vampires and cats. Predators. Blood-sucking predators. It represents what the pair believes it’s about to or is currently doing to the game: killing y’all. Welcome to the jungle.
These images are then surrounded with mystic symbols, which leads to my next point. It’s a direct fuck you to the Illuminati/mason/satanists conspiracy theorists. I’m sure if you stare at Ye’s face long enough it forms a pyramid. C’mon, can’t you see the eye of Horus on the American flag?
Believe what you want, but these guys are clearly unfazed by the chatter.