Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne Tour swept North America last fall, and one highlight of the large-scale production was the duo's multiple performances of their hit single "N---as in Paris." When the Throne rolled through Vancouver in December, they played the song a record 11 times, and on Thursday, they will finally roll out an official video to accompany the single.
During that Vancouver show, the Throne performed "Paris" for 40.25 minutes, according to Rolling Stone, while the average time per date was approximately 18 minutes.
Thus far, the Throne have released only one video to accompany their album. The Spike Jonze-directed clip for "Otis" premiered in August with a brief cameo from comedian Aziz Ansari, but a bulk of the video found 'Ye and Jay taking a chainsaw to a Maybach, which they then filled with models.
During an interview with MTV News last summer, producer Hit-Boy explained how he crafted the popular "Paris" beat.
" 'N---as in Paris' came about from me having a beat idea already. When I went to New York, I just further went into it," Hit-Boy said of linking up with the Throne. "It was just a batch of beats. Kanye asked me for some beats, and that was one of the beats I gave him. ... [Kanye and Jay-Z] actually went over to Paris; I didn't get to make that trip. Next thing I know, they're like, 'Yo, I need all the files for that beat.' "