Kanye West & Jay-Z - H.A.M.

Posted 5 years ago
Featuring:
Producer:
Lex Luger
Album:
Watch the Throne

When an actor gets really into a performance, he or she is often said to be “hamming it up.” Although the title of the first official release off Kanye West & Jay-Z‘s forthcoming collaborative set is actually a reference to the fact that the collaborators go as “Hard as A Motherf*cker,” the “over-the-top” connotation is appropriate – in the category of epic lead singles, this one ranks right up there with Power. Lex Luger mans the mixing board here, serving up a banging arpeggiated-synth groove as ‘Ye and Hove demonstrate precisely why they’re considered two of the game’s heaviest hitters, dropping line after line of larger-than-life braggadocio and trash talk. But that’s not all – not by a long shot. After building to a choral climax of Carmina Burana-esque proportions, the record segues into a stirring, piano-accompanied operatic duet before rocketing into its crashing finale. So, as Bill Shakespeare might ask, what does all this sound and fury signify? And, perhaps more importantly, is the end result dope? We report, you decide. Watch the Throne is tentatively scheduled for a March 1 release, which means we’ve got at least a couple more singles on the way. Keep it locked.

Kanye West Jay Z ClubHitmaker

Written by
Posted 5 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Kanye West

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Spread Love: How Hip-Hop is Teaching Us to Love Ourselves

A new generation of artists are attempting to teach self-love. Read More
Posted 20 minutes ago by Brent Bradley

Mighty Unhealthy: Why Hip-Hop’s Wellness is an Alarming Issue

It’s time we take a serious look at the health habits of our culture. Read More
Posted one hour ago by Brent Bradley

Vic Mensa Has Become the Voice for Frustrated Black Youth

The buzzing Chicago emcee encourages the youth to vote as a compliment to his more political music. Read More
Posted about 2 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

Phonte’s Brutal Honesty About Chasing Dreams & Aging in Hip-Hop

One of hip-hop's most gracefully aging emcees opens up about getting older in this current youthful generation. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Yoh

El-P Confirms #RTJ3 is “Almost Finished,” We Need This Album

With an uncertain political future in the U.S., the influence of Run The Jewels is more important now than ever before. Read More
Posted about 4 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

3-on-3: Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition”

Three questions, three opinions. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by DJ Z
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.