New Music: Kanye West x Jay-Z – ‘H•A•M’

H•A•M

Kanye West and Jay-Z go “H•A•M” (Hard as a Motherfu**er) on the first offering from their highly-anticipated joint album Watch the Throne. The royal pairing sees the hip-hop kings taking no prisoners over a hard-hitting, operatic production courtesy of Lex Luger.

“I’m about to go H•A•M, hard as a motherfu**er, let these ni**as know who I am,” declares Kanye, before Hov goes in for the kill, rapping, “I swam waters with great whites/ Ya’ll motherfu**ers would’ve been chewed.”

Is ‘Ye and Jay’s collabo worthy of the crown? Listen and tell us below.

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76 Comments

  1. miniblock

    kanye, i’m disappoint
    fuck lex luger

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  2. Scarlette

    Bit Blaned!

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  3. Tex Styles

    Still digesting this. The beat is tough… The flows are real. Not sure how I “feel” about it though. Will spin.

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  4. YEAH

    hmmmm

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  5. Phoenix_Wright

    smh @ them making us like the link to listen to it, *unlikes right after I listen*

    I like chorus, not blown away by the rest but not bad at all

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  6. Phoenix_Wright

    oops meant hook*, rappers don’t do choruses lol

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  7. Phoenix_Wright

    my 3rd comment in a row SMH
    thanks for the rippin it to ur pg rap-up

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  8. Swag.

    Jay shiiiitttteedddd!

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  9. WTF

    CRAZYYYYYYYY BEAT! I didn’t know Jay could still rap like this. Hot song.

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  10. Vin

    Why was Jay-Z trying to sound like Drake at one point? Fail.

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  11. YEAH

    ok, I listened and this shit was wack, like WTF!! not excited at all by this
    pfff NEXT!

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  12. BrionnaTeamMinaj

    I don’t really Kanye verse expected more but i like Jay’s verse …songs just ok kind of a let down

    p.s. i miss the old Kanye the college Drop out ye’

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  13. Brionna

    Wayne needs to Remix this

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  14. 7

    M.B.D.T.F ——————————–> H.A,M

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  15. PhreshPrince

    I am dissapointed about this song. I though that kanye and jay were gonna make hot records but i guess i was wrong. I guess i expectected too much from themm. Hip hop is dead

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  16. King$am

    It’s not what I thought it would be

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  17. luvlife

    All I know Kanye went at Drake and Jay went at Wayne. Clearly…

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  18. XyonCiMinaj

    HOTT

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  19. CJ

    fuck lex luger!!!

    all his beats sound the same, terrible and repetitive

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  20. dankingkemp

    Love it Or Hate it….Opera Rap has it’s Place..)dk

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  21. @uknowhoibillz

    ummmmm it was ok………. not as good as i thought it would be…. kinda dissapointed….. not looking forward to the jayXye album nomore

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  22. Big C

    I kinda like That’s My Bitch better…but the album will probably still be hot. Power wasn’t the hottest song on MBDTF and it was released first.

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  23. AT

    Yeah disappointed coz i hate beats like this and i thought Kanye and Jay were above em!

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  24. Noringtone

    Haters are everywhere nowdays. This is classic.

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  25. .......

    needs a little Nicki in there….

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  26. Swag.

    @Vin Pleeeease. Jay has a mansion full of flows. Drake’s monotone ass has ONE. Don’t insult Hov.

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  27. Ulises

    Yeah… Nicki would slay. I think it’s an interesting beat! I’m lovin’ the creativity and the meshing of opera with hip hop. Interesting.

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  28. call me what u want but...

    Kanye whats wrong dude. U are losing your lyrical skills. Jay outdid him, the song is kind of blah though. I was expecting more from a first single i guess.

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  29. DRB

    This beat isn’t either one of their styles

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  30. KANYE N JAY Z FAN

    dissapointed as hell man the music is like hustle hard of ace hood and kanye sucks man

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  31. Mista

    Lex really needs a new drum kit, the song is dope buy easy to compare to Rick Ross’ BMF or Waka’s hard in the paint

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  32. howhigh

    killer much better then this fake hip pop shit from drake and nicki and the rest of the jokes

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  33. j bird

    If Nicki was on this she’d kill this track..she can adapt and kill ANY style/genre..!!

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  34. Who Mad?

    wow this sucks lol

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  35. Drose

    Classic. @norington so much hate. Jay is stepping up the freestyle so sick u can hear him thinking what hes gonna say next

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  36. BlizzyBlake gangsta

    This is tough this is going to be a good year for hip hop.They should do a remix and put eminem and nikki on it and it would really be a smash.lex is on point with the beat. And jay spazz on this but kayne was just saying shit all or the place.

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  37. bknyhustle

    I kinda fux with it.

    You can hear Ye & Lex fighting for ownership of the track too.

    I can’t judge it off one listen but 1st impression?

    Not bad. Not great but not horrible.

    “Hard As A Muthafucca”

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  38. Bo

    The song is perfect. Great beat, over pretty good rapping…..but people are too blind and to closed-minding to accept choirs singing on a rap song…..pathetic.

    Very well done Kanye & Jay-Z for consciously choosing to take us seriously and giving us REAL substance.

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  39. Bo

    The song is perfect. Great beat, over pretty good rapping…..but people are too blind and to closed-minded to accept choirs singing on a rap song……pathetic.

    Very well done Kanye & Jay-Z for consciously choosing to take us seriously and giving us REAL substance.

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  40. bknyhustle

    They shoulda given this shit to the cop. Both their voices are too bitchmade for the beat. Officer Ricky woulda bodied this shit easily

    *stil patiently awaits a ross remix*

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  41. Gzz

    this is hot idk wat yall talking bout Nicki would have Fucked everything up this is Roc Nation And Good Music Year Fuck yallHaters Suck my Dick

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  42. kjsgdjlsgd

    YESH YESH LEX LUGER :D

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  43. ponyo

    wht is kanyes obession with white girls

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  44. TVA

    I didn’t like See Me Now but liked everything else so I assume this will be much the same. I like that Lex is from VA but his 19 year old self needs to diversify his sound. Obviously Ye added the operatic elements. Ye’s verse was underwhelming on first listen. Hov’s flow was great old school speed rap Jay but I need to listen again for substance. Not an instant hit but it may grow on me. I’m hoping there is a third verse coming ala how a lot of the G.O.O.D. Friday records weren’t really done when we got them for free.

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  45. Abdullah

    THIS IS GOD MOST PLAYED SONG OMFG KANYE IS THE BEST THING EVER HAPPEND TO HIP HOP FTW FUCK HATERS
    fuck ya feelings or disappointed or wateva fuck yall this is aint your level go listen to justin bieber

    why in this fucking world wud eminem consider better than kanye WTF WTF WTF ????? KANYE IS THE GOD OF ALL MUSIC + BEST RAPPA

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  46. Abdullah

    plzblock the haters, i mean this music is GOD TOP PLAYED XD
    this is the best hiphop track 2011, kanye is the best thing ever happened to hiphop

    n btw y in this b*ch world wud eminem consider better than kanye???? KANYE = MUSIC GOD in all genres FTW F**K Haterssss

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  47. Josh

    Wow,I really like this.

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  48. Abdullah

    KANYE JAY-Z FTW
    KANYE JAY-Z FTW
    KANYE JAY-Z FTW
    2011 is owned by YEEZY+HOVA+WEEZY+NICKI
    KANYE JAY-Z FTW
    KANYE JAY-Z FTW
    KANYE JAY-Z FTW

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  49. Real talk

    Oh yeaH…… Hard as a motherfu€kers…… I love it……… It’s a sick song…I wonder who he’s talking about but u know jay z music u have to hear it again to understand…….I love it and Im glad he’s back cuz without jayz this rap music was falling with all these singer/rappers…… This is real rap and this is how it suppost to sound hard!!!!!!!!that’s y Lil Kim should do a remix with jay z n kanye cuz she hard!!!!!

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  50. Seba-

    lex lex lex on the motherfucking track ni***!

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  51. sabrina

    Kinda wack.

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  52. Mr Xclusive

    @Noringtone rofl your funny this is nowhere near classic

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  53. trippin456

    i thought kanye could do a better verse than that, the beat is tight, jay did this thing…the gospel shit at the end is not nessarcery…im sure this song will be forgotton about soon.

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  54. Brady

    This beat has Rick Ross all over it.

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  55. Heminem

    Rather mixed feelings. Started average because the beat has all the same stuff as the other Lugers.

    The raps get better and better. Kanye def needs to do a remix. Keep all the vocals the same though.

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  56. LeekJ

    YO I believe this track is a definite BANGA!…they both came out the gate slingin hot shit like nobodies business Im in love with the taste and cant wait for the Album! OH yea Lex Lugger Great job!

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  57. B-Rad

    When you first listen to it its kind of slow and out of the norm, but listen to it over and over again trust me it will grown 4 real

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  58. Layn

    I Like … the shit was so extreme.. dude i mean crazy…. yes it will grow on you

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  59. Orlando

    u guys b talkin mad shyt bout peoples music & ur bigs fans of kanye & jay get da f outta here. y’all just dnt know what real music is, u need 2 listen carefully b4 u judge other peoplez music right away. how sad r u people. cuz watch when this song or any other hits the radioz & have a video y’all gonna start like it. keep that in mind & give people a chance a ssho les

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  60. Fred

    The song was just “ok”..barley. The beat was hard! I didn’t know Jay-Z could spit like that still. HE WENT BONKERS! That’s what made the track so interesting…*replays…skips Kanye’s part*

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  61. stephane

    yeah i like it …

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  62. bknyhustle

    *stil patiently awaits a ross remix*

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  63. Elle

    Shit sound more like SPAM to me….disappointed!!! Ye was weak, Jay was good, and Lex sucks.

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  64. word

    It was aight. Nothing to go crazy over.

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  65. nectar

    nicki in there will nt be a flop but a freaikadeli babe! superb shit

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  66. felipe

    crazy man

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  67. Cass

    I love it!

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  68. Cody

    Perfection.

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  69. a

    BRILLIANT

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  70. Toasty

    there is to much H.A.M. on this track…lackluster verse from kanye…jay did a nice job…the beat is just too epic though…choir and chants…u would think these ni**as rule the world or something…lol

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  71. Evenwhenilie

    Jay is clearly the king! The maturity in his lyrics is more fulfilling then his notorious rhyme skills. It’s a good thing he sacrifices his rhymes for something more lasting, history will serve the king well.

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  72. Fan Ov A Fan

    this song is amazing !!!! :O

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  73. amine

    nous le grour rap marocane

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  74. amine

    waw trés bien

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  75. dweezy

    so far dis year dis is da livest song nd no wayne do nt need to remix dis he gnna fuck it up

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  76. RaFeR

    H.A.M son!

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