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Kanye and Jay-Z Unleash 'H.A.M.' on Facebook

First single from 'Watch the Throne' is an operatic banger

January 11, 2011 9:45 AM ET
Kanye and Jay-Z Unleash 'H.A.M.' on Facebook

Click to listen to Kanye West and Jay-Z's "H.A.M."

"H.A.M.," the first single from Kanye West and Jay-Z's forthcoming team-up album Watch the Throne, debuted just after midnight last night on a dedicated Facebook page.

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The track, a sinister electro banger with an intense operatic coda, has yet to debut in online music shops such as iTunes and Amazon. But by 9 a.m. EST it had already been played over 43,000 times and was making the rounds as a leaked mp3 — despite only being available as a stream on Facebook.

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Though West recently announced that Watch the Throne would be released this week, it now looks more likely that the full album will come out sometime in March.

Watch the Throne [Facebook]

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