"H.A.M.," the first offering from Kanye West  and Jay-Z's  forthcoming collaborative album "Watch the Throne," premiered online just after midnight on Tuesday morning (Jan. 11), debuting on a dedicated Facebook  page for the single.
Over a menacing production by Lex Luger (Rick Ross' "B.M.F.," Waka Flocka Flame's "Hard in Da Paint") highlighted by dramatic strings and sampled operatic vocals, the hip-hop heavyweights trade boasts about power, women and wealth and proclaim themselves to be going "H.A.M." -- or "Hard As a Mothaf**ka," as they chant rapidly in the chorus.
Kanye West & Jay-Z, "H.A.M."
"Got'em jumpin' out the building/Watch out below/A million out the door/I'm about to go, H.A.M.," West raps on the track, while Jay-Z spits, "I swam waters with great whites/Y'all mothaf**ckas would've been chewed/I hustle with vultures late night/Y'all mothaf**kas would've been fooled."
"H.A.M." is the lead single from West and Jay-Z's "Watch the Throne" album, which was originally slated to drop this week  but is now reportedly due in March . The track was set to premiere on the same day Britney Spears' new single "Hold It Against Me,"  but the latter ended up hitting the net on Monday and averting a direct face-off between two hotly anticipated songs.
Listen to "H.A.M.," and tell us: what do you think of Kanye and Jay-Z's latest collaboration?
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