Jay-Z And Kanye Sample The Apollo 11 Launch

Watch the Throne has been knocking around Twitter, headphones and radio stations since it dropped last week. The production is great — Yeezy, can you do no wrong? But one beat stands out. Probably because it samples NASA's moon launch.

But! Kanye's not the first to dip into the Apollo program to bring heat to a song. Gang Starr's 1998 Moment of Truth featured Above the Clouds, another aeronautically-inspired track that took fragments of JFK's famous "We choose to go to the moon" speech for its introduction.

I don't think an entirely NASA-themed concept album would be a bad idea. And it's really only the next place for Kanye to head at this point, anyway. International Space Station status. [The Atlantic]

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