By Erika Ramirez
While other names like a certain Brick Squad MC were also mentioned across the blogsphere — hello Waka Flocka Flame! — Ross’ name was echoed the loudest. RapFix turned to rap critics for their take on a Bawse remix.
“I need a Rick Ross addendum verse on ’H.A.M’ stat,” Clover Hope, Senior Editor of VIBE magazine tweeted.
Ernest Baker, Assistant Editor at Complex magazine noted past Ross remixes, saying “A Rick Ross remix would help sway a lot of people who are on the fence about this record. I think one should happen, but it’d be cool if Ross stuck to a supporting role like with ’Monster.’ For most of his remixes, Ross leaves a good amount of the original song intact, so it’d be cool if he just tacked on a short verse at the end of ’H.A.M.'”
“It’s a safe bet that the Bawse would drop a mean 16 over the ’H.A.M.’ instrumental, he probably already has the song ready,” Alvin Blanco, music journalist for AOL, VIBE, XXL, and others, said. “But, if you’re looking for a Rick Ross remix a little faster, all you really have to do is listen to ’B.M.F.’ or ’MC Hammer.’ ”
“What’s flimsy about ’H.A.M.’ is Kanye West and Jay-Z usually set the trends and not follow them. By hopping on a Lex Luger track, they were following Rick Ross’ blueprint for club smashes,” Kazeem Famuyide, Online Editor at Source magazine, said. “This track would’ve fit better with Ross replacing Kanye, but I feel like a Rozay remix will give this joint life. Right now, ’H.A.M.’ isn’t kosher.”
The consensus is in favor of Ross remixing “H.A.M.” and it’s doubtful that Lex Luger would mind collaborating with the Bawse again. Rap fans won’t.
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