Kanye West & Jay-Z (Pg. 2)
TURN DOWN THE ASSHOLE DIAL
Someone get ‘Ye a good therapist. No one would ever imply that Mr. Gold Digger was the most congenial person in the world when it comes to the opposite sex. Music critics and even political bloggers (shout out to the Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates) have pointed out that West’s Twisted Fantasy was at times racist and misogynistic (The aforementioned brilliant standout “So Appalled” nevertheless requires listeners to get pass the now infamous “Champagne wishes/30 white bitches” hook a myriad of times).
Yet “H.A.M.” finds West crossing the line between lovable louse and mean-spirited creep. Take your pick. At one point Kanye surmises, “If life a bitch suck my dick huh?/And I bet she fucked the whole clique, huh?” He then follows that up with the charming line, “No paper hoe, but you can have some more of me…” And then for good measure he spits, “I’ve been practicing with some actresses as bad as shit/And a few white girls, asses flat a shit/But the head so good, damn a nigga glad he hit…” Where’s Too Short when you need him? Come on, Ye.