By Brad Wete
Updated July 05, 2011 at 04:49 PM EDT

Kanye West hasn’t said anything on his Twitter page in a while—14 weeks, to be exact.

But he broke his silence yesterday to post a picture–one fans have been waiting for since last fall: the album cover for Watch the Throne, his much-anticipated collaboration with rhyme king Jay-Z. The gold embroidered image looks like a dinner plate for royalty and was designed by Riccardo Tisci, the creative director of Givenchy.

West also provided a link to pre-order the album (Throne will be available in both a ten-track version and one with four bonus cuts). Though their reps have not confirmed an official release date, it appears that preordered albums will ship Tuesday Aug. 2, meaning we’re less than a month away from hearing what possibly could be the best tag-team collab effort in rap history.

The two have been relatively quiet about the project since they dropped the single “H.A.M.,” back in January. Excited knowing it’s on the way? What do you expect from it? Let us know.

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