Jay-Z and Kanye West Kick Off Tour

The duo launched their highly anticipated "Watch the Throne" run in Atlanta last night.

Posted: 10/29/2011 11:40 AM EDT
Filed Under Jay-Z, Kanye West

Jay-Z and Kanye West did more than just watch the throne last night—they grabbed a hold and showed no signs of letting go.

 

The dynamic duo set off their Watch the Throne tour, the most buzzed-about tour of the year, at Atlanta's Phillips Arena last night, Oct. 28. According to Rap-Up.com, Jay and Ye set the show off with "H.A.M.," emerging on two cube-shaped platforms.

During the two-and-a-half-hour-long concert, the MCs performed songs off their No. 1 collaborative album, and also took turns rocking their classic solo material. Jay-Z had the entire arena throwing up diamonds to the sounds of “Where I’m From,” “Empire State of Mind,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” “Big Pimpin’” and “Hard Knock Life.” Kanye, meanwhile, rocked an emotional version of "Runaway"—while wearing a leather kilt (yes, a kilt).

“Atlanta, you are now looking at black excellence at its finest. Make some noise!” Jay shouted at one point, embracing Kanye.

One of the highlights of the power-packed evening was their moving performance of “Made in America,” during which Jay asked the crowd to hold up their phones and lighters in honor of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Jay and ‘Ye closed out the night with their “Why I Love You,” leaving little doubt that they're two of hip-hop's kings.

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