Producer/Rapper Swizz Beatz has shared his input on the new Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne single, “H.A.M.,” and what the record means to hip-hop.
In Swizzy’s eyes, the music industry should take note of the song’s potential and apply it to themselves.
“I think that those being both of my friends, and knowing that people can team up on such a high caliber level — as musicians, as rappers, as friends, as peers — I think it’s super-positive, and I think that if more of the industry did moves like this it would be a better place for everybody,” Swizz said in an interview. “I’m involved a little bit on the album, and just hearing the different songs it’s like ‘Wow, they’re really taking it to another level.’ I’m happy to be a part of it, those are my brothers and [they’re] going to continue pushing the envelope.” (MTV)
West is heard on the track boasting about his emcee skills and fame.
“It was all good a week ago, n*ggas feel they selves and that watch the Throne drop, n*ggas kill they selves…What n—as gon’ do Hov, this a new crack on a new stove, I’m in too though/ N*ggas telling me ‘You back,’ like a n*gga ever left up out this b*tch huh?/ And if life’s a b*tch then suck my d*ck huh? And I bet she f*cked the whole click huh?/ By the way n*gga you should f*cking quit n*gga/ Just forget it you talk it, I live it.” (“H.A.M.”)
Jay adds on to the lyrical chaos with his own 16 bars.
“F*ck ya’ll mad at me for, ya’ll don’t even know what I been through/ I play chicken with a mack truck, ya’ll muthaf*ckas would’ve been moved…I swam waters with great whites, ya’ll muthaf*ckas would’ve been chewed/ I hustle with vultures on the late night, ya’ll muthaf*ckas would’ve been fooled.” (“H.A.M.”)
While neither Jay or Kanye have announced an official release date, the project is speculated to drop in early March.
Despite Ye’s NYE claim that his joint project with Jigga, Watch The Throne, would drop sometime “this week” , sources close to Kanye and Def Jam have informed me that the album has a solid and official release date: March 1st, 2011. I was also told that the official first single, a track the public has yet to hear, is set to drop on January 11th, but could come as soon as Friday. Perhaps, that’s what Kanye meant when he said it was coming this week? (Fake Shore Drive)
Check out Kanye West & Jay-Z’s “H.A.M.” below: