The wait is over for Jay-Z and Kanye West's anticipated "Niggas in Paris" video, to accompany what's arguably the biggest single from the duo's Watch The Throne collaboration album.
The clip for the track, which hit No. 1 on both the Rap Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts on Billboard, feature footage from the duo’s Los Angeles stop on their Watch the Throne Tour from this winter, where they played the song a staggering ten times in a row. Judging from the mix of live sound and performance footage, it's clear that there was a specific vision in mind that, audience be damned, the pair were determined to see through to fruition.
“['Niggas In Paris'] was a joint that I did at the crib” Hit-Boy told XXLMag.com in August. “They were in Paris, and I didn’t get to actually attend those sessions out there, but I just got a hit-up on e-mail saying, ‘Yo, we need the files to this beat,’ and it turned out to be ‘Niggas in Paris.’ [It] is just a high-energy record. It’s gonna be played in the club, I feel. It’s something that can be played on the radio. It’s one of those joints that get you out your seat for sure. It’s about ballin’ man! It’s like real stunt-tastic. Every time I hear those dudes rap on my beats, I’m still in awe. I’m a fan. These are really two dudes that I looked up to the most out of any artist, pretty much. It’s just surreal.”
As we mentioned in our 2012's Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums piece, there's a solid chance we'll be seeing a sequel to Watch The Throne this year. We'll keep you posted on developments.