Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne Tour in Miami, November 15

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Jay-Z and Kanye West

Watch the Throne Tour

American Airlines Arena

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Better Than: A motherfuckin' rap opera at Versailles, teleported to outer space.

From the streets to their palaces, Jay-Z and Kanye are self-made monarchs whose intertwined ascent has been entirely motivated by an insatiable lust for the spoils of the American Dream.

At this point, though, after a decade and a half of non-stop striving, aspiring, and mythologizing, Jay and Ye rule hip-hop. They're rap royalty with billions in the bank and a fat catalog studded with massive 1000-carat tracks.

So what are a couple of conquerors like His Hovatastic Majesty and King Kanye to do when there's no conquerin' left to be done? Nothing, except Watch the Throne.

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