'Watch the Throne:' Kanye West, Jay-Z's Album Released Today

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It hit iTunes at midnight, and will be available in stores on Aug. 12.

Kanye West and Jay-Z's album, Watch the Throne, is finally out.

The anticipated collaboration was released at midnight on iTunes in standard and deluxe forms. It hits stores on Aug. 12, a move that was criticized by independent retailers.

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Beyonce, RZA and Q-Tip are among the contributors on the album.

Their 17-date tour kicks off Oct. 29 in Atlanta.

Jay-Z tried to downplay reports of tension between him and his protege on NYC radio station Hot 97 last week.

"Kanye's my brother," he said, before admitting, "Yes we get on each other's nerves. That's part of pushing each other. ... People don't like to be pushed. It's annoying. ... So of course there are times when we're in the studio, we're yelling, but that's about it."

West came under fire over the weekend for comparing himself to Hitler at the Big Chill music fest in England.

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