Jay-Z is excited about his recent collaboration with his “brother” Kanye West.

The ‘Forever Young’ rapper has teamed up with his hip-hop peer for new album ‘Watch the Throne’ and Jay-Z insists watching Kanye grow as an artist has been a very enjoyable experience.

He told MTV: “This is another level of that recording. Because Kanye, I’ve seen him – really he’s like a brother to me – I’ve seen him from the beginning to where he is now. And to see him as a producer and to see how he’s growing as a producer and as an artist, for me, on another level, it’s enjoyable.

“I’m watching the guy that I pretty much mentored become his own guy, with his own opinion. It’s fantastic.”

While the collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye was not originally planned as a full LP, Jay-Z has revealed they work so well together that they recently completely seven songs in three days.

The pair will now fly to Australia to finish the album after spending some time recording in the South of France last month.