This documentary about the making of Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne surfaced a while ago and then disappeared. Now it’s back, in full. Watch it below to see some personal moments between two of the biggest stars in hip-hop, and head over to Paradigm Magazine to read an interview with the director, Robert Lopuski. An excerpt:
“I knew they didn’t want to do traditional interviews, so I’d turn on the audio recorder on my cell phone, and at the dinner table, put it on my knee and be like, so Jay… and then record a quick interview that way. There had to be a little subterfuge. Of course with the best intentions!
“So much was happening, in such an off-the-cuff kind of way, that I found myself using whatever tools was available. Many times, I would use my cell phone if I had to. There was a lot of use of flip video, iPhone and piece of shit little cameras in that piece. I’d get access without the equipment, and so, once I was inside and they felt comfortable, I used whatever tool I could, which was usually little consumer-grade cameras.
“It wasn’t until Kanye and I built a rapport on the side that I think he started becoming interested in having me around. I basically spoke freely and challenged what was being made and why.”
Video gone. Watch it at HipHopDX