‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ v. ‘Yeezus’ – Who Owns The Throne? Cast Your Vote!
July 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
Jay-Z and Kanye West, otherwise known as The Throne, give us incredible music when brought together in the studio. But what happens when the two rap legends of our generation break off into their own path? Within weeks of each other, West released his sixth studio album Yeezus while Jay-Z dropped his twelfth album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Both rappers packaged their album releases to suit their personalities: West with the ultimate anti-promotion and Hova with his mega-million deal with Samsung. Also, both albums have completely different sonic vibes: Yeezus is visceral, dangerous and incredibly emotive while MCHB is boisterous, eye-opening and incredibly rich. I’m a huge fan of The Throne, so my opinion is not biased – both albums are solid.
But I do think Yeezus is the stronger album of the two. It breaks musical boundaries with its production and West’s unapologetic attitude. No one could have predicted that album from him, while on the other hand MCHG has sonic and lyrical notes that we’ve heard from Jay-Z in the past. It’s evident how comfortable he was on this album, but West had no holds barred. But don’t take my word for it…I want to know your opinion on the albums!
Which album reigned the highest? Vote below:
It was a close race, but according to your votes Yeezus ranks higher than Magna Carta Holy Grail!