The first time I heard HAM I thought that Kanye West and Jay Z had undoubtably written the next Hail Mary Full of Grace. Which is a very well known prayer for strength in many cultures.
That prayer to me always stood out growing up as a Christian because it's one of the rare occasions in the Bible that women are portrayed in a positive light.
I guess the "Momma's boy" that lives in all of us pushed that prayer to the top of our sacred chants when searching for strength in the most desolate times.... or football games.
I mean it's pretty appropriate when you think about it. Who do you run to when you scrape your knee as a kid? Mom or dad?
When I heard HAM knowing that Kanye West was such a Momma's boy I wondered if that's what he was intentionally trying to do.
We may never know.
Now some people may hear the immediately polarizing lyrics and never get past the first verse.
Some people will hear that it's Kanye West and never listen to it in the first place.
But some people will listen to that song and understand it for what it really is.
HAM is more then a rap.
It's a prayer of strength that should be learned and retransmitted as loudly as possible for anyone who may need to hear its message.
And here's another track from Vayden, "Genevieve," acoustic style...