New Day: Jay-Z's Illest Power Moves

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Watch the Download: Fixing a Leaky Situation

Like scenes from a spy thriller, Jay-Z and Kanye West recorded Watch the Throne in person in makeshift studios created in hotel rooms across two continents. To share song files, instead of using the Internet, their engineer would transport a password protected external drive via a locked briefcase. And it worked. There were no significant leaks; and the digital version released via iTunes one week prior to the physical. The album debuted at No. 1; earned seven Grammy nods and was certified platinum in just over a month. (Photo: Roc A Fella Records)

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