Jay-Z x Kanye West take on Dubstep with “Who Gon Stop Me” from Watch The Throne | News


So far we have been given the Lex Luger produced anthem “H.A.M.” and yesterday the world felt the impact of the Otis Redding sampling “Otis”, well Jay-Z and Kanye West are broadening the soundscape of the forthcoming Watch The Throne collaborative album by incorporating an aspect of modern UK electronic dance music.

“Who Gon Stop Me” which is the eighth track on the highly anticipated album, will be a Dubstep influenced track according to producer/songwriter Verse Simmonds who wrote and referenced the chorus while his partner Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph (collectively known as the Jugganauts) created the beat.

In an interview with MTV, Verse Simmonds described how the track came about after getting a call from Bu Thiam, Def Jam’s VP of A&R. “What we did is, we locked in a week, we just went crazy on everything Jay and Kanye,” Simmonds told MTV News. “I remember telling Sham, I was like, ‘Yo, I think this dubstep stuff is going to be the next new flavor that everybody gotta be on. It gotta have a hip-hop feel to it still.'”

“We started creating the track, and it just started to come crazy, so we came up with the concept,” Simmonds said before reciting a loose rendition of the song’s lyrics. “It was like, ‘Who gon stop me, huh? Black cards, Black cars, whole lot of money.'”

“Who Gon Stop Me” is reported to have sampled Flux Pavilion‘s “I Can’t Stop,” which was released last year; listen below.

Flux Pavilion – “I Can’t Stop”:

Although this will not be the first time Americans or even Kanye West have sampled or adapted the dubstep genre, but It will be quite interesting to see the end results of this particular creation.

What do you guys think? Are we excited or completely disgusted with the newly found interest in Dubstep by our American counterparts?

Let us know.

Jay-Z x Kanye West’s album Watch The Throne will be released digitally on August 1 and physically on August 5. Peep the full interview with Verse Simmonds here.

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