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Sunday, 7 August 2011


With Kanye West and Jay-Z about to 'Watch The Throne' with their collabo album due this week, this weeks 'Tape Deck Shuffle' is a special dedicated to them. Side A features Jay, while on the B side you got 'Ye.


IZZO (H.O.V.A): This sizzling Summer jam Michael Jackson smash started this hit making partnership.

THE BOUNCE Feat KANYE WEST: One of West's first apperancs on mic and a Jay-Z record, albeit an uncredited one. Off 'The Gift' side of 'The Blueprint 2'.

ENCORE: Coming out of retirement Jay and 'Ye had to do it again as we all wanted more of the Jigga man.

ROC BOYS (AND THE WINNER IS...): This 'American Gangster' celebrated and popped bottles with Nas, Diddy and his Rocafella family with Kanye "in the haooouse".

RUN THIS TOWN Feat KANYE WEST & RHIANNA: President Carter and his two 'deffest' finds show they run music on this jam.


NEVER LET ME DOWN Feat JAY-Z: As soon as Jay shouts "Oh Baby" to start this track we knew this song was going to be epic.

DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE (REMIX) Feat JAY-Z: "What's wrong with you and Jay man are y'all man"? "Yep! I got it from here 'Ye damn!" Need we say anymore.

BIG BROTHER: Mr. West's ode to Mr. Carter keeps the family ties binded. This writer was lucky enough to see Kanye perform this live in 2007. Then as the song finished to a ploom of smoke as everything cleared Kanye remained stood arms folded with his brother Jay next to him in the same b-boy stance. CLASSIC!

SO APPALLED Feat JAY-Z, PRINCE CY HI, PUSHA T, SWIZZ BEATZ & THE RZA: Now this is one hell of a posse cut. One of the free 'G.O.O.D. Friday' tracks that made Kanye's last album and one of many Jay and West's many collaborations last year. Possibly a precursor and inspiration to this forthcoming album.

POWER (REMIX): Another example of how great these pair are together, especially on a remix. Giving extra Snap (literally) to one of Chi-town's finest greatest hits. This pair really do have the power. You charged for what they've got in store and on shelves this week? TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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