Murder to Excellence (5:01)

Cover of Watch The Throne (Deluxe Version)

From Watch The Throne (Deluxe Version)

The Murder To Excellence Songfacts says: This is actually two songs spliced together, the first of which is questioning and dark and finds Kanye revisiting one of Watch The Throne’s themes: black-on-black murder, in this case in his Chicago hometown. The other tune is more soulful and triumphant and finds the pair celebrating, “the new black elite” and “black excellence.”


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  • kubA89

    second beat is THE SHIT [6]

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • gabipardal

    Do you know who I am, Clarice?

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • Sic_Maetze_siC

    when the beat changes....its just wow! no words can express!

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Tzimoun

    Fucking brilliant.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Steamboating

    Murder > Excellence (double entendre dont even aks me how)

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • jimmy_brooks

    so fucking good

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • lhero55

    "If they had made the second half into its own song... it would be the greatest song of all time. " , naw I think it's more like "holy shit" when the beat changes up, it's like damn this album is fucking great

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kele_simone

    this is the one

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • murjanb

    no not just this one. Otis. Otis was dope too...

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Karmageddonx

    Upon several listenings, I stand by the assertion that this is the only song on the disc that lives up to the hype. I personally prefer "Murder" to "Excellence", but honestly, I wouldn't want them split up for anything. That beat change is fucking sick.

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • digitaldisc0

    Love it.

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Advanced122

    second beat is THE SHIT [5]

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mikababe

    second beat is THE SHIT [3]

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BadNature

    Sunday morning, praise the Lord You're the girl that Jesus had been saving me for So let's savor this moment And take it to the floor Black excellence, truly yours

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • d1esel6

    BLACK EXCELLENCE. [2] love what they are talking about here. best song on the album!?

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lemonsherry

    jesus can jay-z let the phrase 'all black everything' die now?

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Azimuth1

    If they had made the second half into its own song... it would be the greatest song of all time.

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    one of my favorite songs of the year

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jonpwnsu

    second beat is THE SHIT [2]

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • tayloreverett

    second beat is THE SHIT

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
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