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Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne Gets a Cover, Possible Release Date

The latest bit of speculation over Watch the Throne was that Jay-Z and Kanye West would release it without fanfare over the holiday weekend. That did not happen! Fans did, however, get something for their troubles: the official album cover — the dramatic piece of something, from designer Riccardo Tisci (who also did the "H.A.M." cover) seen to your right — as well as a pre-sale link. You'd think a pre-sale link would mean the official release date has also been announced, but that's not quite the case. However: According to the ship date on the receipts, this thing will be out August 2. [WatchTheThrone.com via Rap Fix/MTV]