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Hip Hop, Song

New Music: Kanye West & Jay-Z > H.A.M.

Song: H.A.M.
Artist: Kanye West & Jay-Z
Album: Watch the Throne
Producer: Lex Luger
Label: Def Jam
Genre: Hip Hop
Notes: First single from 1st collaborative LP
Source:
Nah Right


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%)

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