Ok, hat is sick. Jay actually captured the thing on video on his blackberry or something. Fucking crazy, watch here.
*Bonus: "Watch The Throne" is coming, it's big, and everybody heard it by us.
It was recorded largely in hotel room studios around the world. Nothing was emailed, everything happened in the same room. The album went through 3 vastly different iterations, H*A*M* being apart of the first wave of material which the duo eventually scrapped for being too "big and calculating". The only 2 guests appearing on the album are Beyoncé and Frank Ocean on separate numbers. There's an excellent song sampling Otis Redding, one sampling Ave Maria, and there's one the guys speak to their unborn children. Dude from the Fader got kicked out for breaking the "no live-tweeting" rule. Kanye was in Paris. Jay was cool as shit. No final tracklisting, song titling or release date has been confirmed. Jay's a few songs deep on a new solo album.
For far more detailed accounts from a couple people that were actually there, feel free to read Billboard's review, as well as Sean Fennessy's for GQ.