The NASA Sample on the New Kanye/Jay Z Album? It's From Apollo 11

The new Kanye West and Jay Z album, Watch the Throne, brings together the two biggest stars in hip hop (sorry, Weezy) for one victory lap album.

The second track is not my favorite (it's "like Shia LeBoeuf in song form" as one reviewer put it) but it does feature a NASA sample that's obvious but hot.

About 3:18 seconds in, we get to hear the famous countdown sequence from Apollo 11, the first mission to land on the moon from 20 seconds on down. You can hear the original, which I synched up with the launch film above, or listen to the YeJay track below.

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