Analysis: Real disappointed with this one, given all the buildup. Lex Luger’s operatic southern beat doesn’t fit either man’s style (though it does go ham), and both Jay & Ye’s verses suffer as a result. I’m sure that Watch the Throne will have some great stuff, but I can’t see this joint being anything more than a speaker-banger to hold us over until the full album drops.
Concept: 2.5 • Beat: 3.5 • Lyrics: 3.5 • Chorus: 2.5 • X Factor: 4.5
Overall: 3.3 (66%)