With a slew of album sales and a successful world tour, 'The Throne' has yet to step down. An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jay-Z's and Kanye West's year-old album, "Watch the Throne," was released yesterday (August 8).
Directed, photographed, and edited by Robert Lopusk, the documentary depicts the duo completing the album in Sydney, Australia. Using only a flip camera at times, the filmmaker behind 'Ye's "Power" video was also able to capture intimate moments which included brief cameos from Beyoncé and Australian-born actor, Russell Crowe.
"In the world of hip-hop, anybody who does something different is a genius, anybody who does something successful is making history," said Lopusk in an interview with Paradigm Magazine about the making of the film. "You know it all becomes these exaggerated, bombastic endeavors. And so, for me, I was not interested in that; I was more interested in the smaller moments. The quiet power of talent."