Kanye West & Jay-Z “Watch The Throne” Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look

By - August 11th, 2011

Kanye West & Jay Z  Watch The Throne Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look
As the title implies a hidden power struggle, fashion designer Riccardo Tisci chiseled the cover to “Watch The Throne” into angular, faceted shapes on metallic gold backdrop. While it is rare for a creative director of a fashion house to take part in an album cover design, Tisci, who’s the lead creative mind at GIVENCHY, simply couldn’t give this opportunity away when friends Kanye West and Jay-Z asked. Aside from the engraved symbolism of masculinity and power, Tisci’s kaleidoscopic images extend inward naturally, where beastly transformations of West and Jay-Z highlight both men’s raw ambitions. “Watch The Throne” by Kanye West and Jay-Z is now available for download online, but it highly recommended that you purchase the CDs to have the Tisci’s work of art as a keepsake.

Kanye West & Jay Z  Watch The Throne Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look

Kanye West & Jay Z  Watch The Throne Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look

Kanye West & Jay Z  Watch The Throne Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look

Kanye West & Jay Z  Watch The Throne Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look

Kanye West & Jay Z  Watch The Throne Album Cover By Riccardo Tisci | Detailed Look

12 comments
Jasmine
Jasmine

Well that is the last time I will be buying anything of Jay Z or Kanya West they are brain washing our generation to promote the new world order. I don't know what happens to the good old days when you got famous because of hard wok and having talent nowadays people are just selling there soul to the devil to make in the big business they should be ashamed of themselves they will take there place in the lake of sheo Hades.

Jesus
Jesus

You guys need to hop the f*ck off the album and let art be art. You don't need to analyze and overanalyze every f*cking thing that Jay-Z, Kanye, and/or other artists release and then make claims about everything being some subliminal message or unholy brainwashing conspiracy or some other bullsh*t like that. Just calm the f*ck down and close the browser. You know that old saying, "If you've got nothing nice to say, then don't say it?" Well, here's an adapted version for those of you who want to claim this and that: If you've got nothing appreciative to say, then shut the f*ck up! All of you anti-conspirators and anti-this and anti-that, you're just a bunch of pessimistic fools who hunger for error and criticism. And okay, let's say that these claims that you make about the subliminal messages and whatnot are actually true. Then what? Are you going to just b*tch about it and boycott the album? Why are you here in the first place? Why take the time and effort to analyze these things if you're so damn against it? If you're so against hip-hop because "it's the devil," then why are you here? Why did you click the link? So you can comment about how "blasphemous" it is? That just sounds like trolling. Why don't you just stay off of the internet if you're so against freedom of expression? Sure, maybe me telling you to shut the f*ck up is hypocritical because you're free to express yourself as well. Well, you know what? It bothers me to see people who can't just sit and enjoy art and music and if I have to be a hypocrite to tell you off, then so be it. Hip-hop is music. There are many hip-hop artists that produce mediocre music that primarily relies on slandering women and uplifting money and fame and etc. I think it's just noise, but it's still art in some ears. However, there are still brilliant artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Wale, Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, and Nas among others who really put their minds to work to create amazing works of art. These artists take music from other genres and invent a new way to listen to those genres. Kanye's Late Registration, for example, was rich in orchestral instruments. Jay-Z and Nas often sample classic songs from previous eras and modernizes them with a beat and different lyrics. Cudi and Wale collaborate with R&B singers and other pop artists as do many rappers. The point is, all of these artists have a talent and they use their talent to produce music. And I doubt that they just sit in a studio and deliberately think of ways to make their lyrics sound like theyre devil worshippers or something ridiculous like that. And if they do, then they are really clever for being able to do that. My bottom line is, talent should be celebrated, and just that. We don't need to make claims and spread slanderous rumors - regardless if they're true or not - about someone or his talent because we don't like it. If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you're not a fan, don't buy it. If you are, great. Buy it. Simple as that. No need for analysis.

Demetrius
Demetrius

Jesus is d way the truth n the light no man comes to the father but thru him. God is not mocked for watsoever a man soweth that will he also reap.. You will stand accountable for every negative word u speak on judgment day wen u stand before a holy all powerful god l

Orange farm cuming
Orange farm cuming

Human Supremacy is not a bad thing after all, U guys have acknowledged the white image of your so called jesus in make up and lipstick, Dnt u think dat is satanic? The roman catholic has been antichrist for a long time and have done dat through your pockets and u have kept quiet for centuries. U all non believers in Christ. Your shaken hearts have a little bit of sceptism abt your faith. lie to youself once more and join de antichrist unconciously through your doubt and fear. This images mean nothing if de Catholics Jesus is Jesus!

J
J

Now, I may be a young teenager, but i am not an idiotic impressionable one. Clearly these images are unholy but i am debating wheter or not save money to buy this cd between it being a steal as getting the designer gold artwork, and a ( except for H.A.M.) a pretty solid album, to getting Masonic Paraphanila to sit around and play all day in my house. But I do have much faith in god, and believe that just because i have some shiny album sitting in my room i wont be worshiping money or the devil and will keep my faith in christ. Good songs though

Riam
Riam

@Jaclyn, you are crazy...hip-hop is NOT the devil, and it's an amazing album. you would be doing yourself a favor by buying it.

Devon
Devon

Well said Sebastian!!

Jaclyn
Jaclyn

i wouldnt even buy this crap... or down load it!!!!! The devil has a plan and for all who do not know i would suggest you all get hip to it....... Hip hop is the devil.... and it is sucking life out of our young generations

Panche
Panche

ILLUMINATI ALL OVER IT

Sebastian
Sebastian

these images do have deliberate luciferian / masonic meaning.... sorrrry if you dont think so or think this is a conspiracy .. #cmonson the images of yay and jay turned into animals is a disfiguration of the human face/ human condition. A large part of occult control is the animalization/dehumanization (downgrading) of the human spiritual nature into that of an animal or something. Fangs exposed = luciferian... tongue extended = demanding sacrifice. The picture on the bottom of the angel, or what have you, symbolizes the covering of the eyes, removal of light with a black star, in the form of being darkened... to be in darkness. the covered up word behind the image is sapientia or a derivative of this word, which in latin means wisdom, judiciousness, wise decisions etc. --- It pretty much endorses the imagery of having one's vision concealed by a blackened pentagram -- aka accept the luciferian mission of darkening the natural spiritual existence of humans into an artificially concealed condition of darkness away from the light of god and the soul.. The american flag on top is really a decoy and smear of the american usage of these images, they pretty much said fuck the image and smudged the stars, the real significance in this is the red, white, and blue... this color combination represents Heru/Horus and the original holy trinity of Egyptian Spiritual Systems (where u think the USA got that shit from, George Washington masonic ass)... Heru sits on top, hence this being the chosen as the top image. Finally, all the inside images are matted finish and darkened while the exterior to the album is shining bright... From darkness comes light? typical luciferian stuff. Now some of this may just be to be badass and cool, but a lot of it has meaning. When I opened up the flaps and saw Jay and Yay's faces like that, i got this feeling in the pit of my stomach that i get when i know im looking at something luciferian / demonic / spiritually destructive. As far as the symetrical design portion, i dunt really know but apparently there is some more pentagrams, triangles, and horus imagery ...masonic shit, blaow~ do like bruce lee and harness your spiritual power, we are spiritual beings experiencing a human condition, not human beings with a spiritual experience, as the musical content of this album would lead you to believe, it's all there, just depends how you perceive it / accept it / interpret it i guess. Dopely produced project and album and cover art, just don't know how much i really agree with the ultimate message, albeit it's thoroughly entertaining. peace @201beasting ps. the final fold out creates a cross... On one side of the cross is a bunch of darkened luciferian images and on the other side is a decorated gold form... both are pretty blasphemous ...

MX
MX

Looks like a communist angel to me…

Randy
Randy

I don't know! Maybe I'm wrong, but I deeply believe that these images have a subliminal meaning to them... Why have the faces with the teeth(imitating their ambitions) yeah right. Then what's with the angel with the five-point star over her face!!! I don't know maybe I'm wrong.

roysomer
roysomer

Fuck you protestant shithead @Orange farm cuming