F*ck a studio.  That is for basic rappers.  Not rappers who are worth half a billion dollars or wear gold v-necks.  Just living the high life.  Recording in Boutique NYC hotels.  According to the NY Post:

  • Kanye West and Jay-Z have been recording together in high style at the Mercer Hotel this week. The artists have been working together on an album, “Watch the Throne,” to be released in the summer. A spy reports, “They took over at least one whole floor and moved in their equipment, which may have annoyed some of the guests.”