Are they out of touch?

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002580" title="Jay-Z" href="/topic/entertainment/music/jay-z-PECLB002580.topic">Jay-Z</a>: One of the main criticisms against the "Throne" is its obsession with luxurious wealth. "New watch alert: Hublot / Or the big-face Rollie, I got two of those," raps Jay on "Otis." For the low, low price of a new house, you too could own these three watches.<br>
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Kanye: Only Kanye could describe his rapping style as the "Hermes of verses." A scarf brand, really? And it doesn't get more out of touch than bragging about your "Lanvin thousand dollar T with no logos." What happened to the self-conscious guy who rapped he couldn't pronounce Versace?

( MIKE BLAKE, REUTERS / April 18, 2011 )

Jay-Z: One of the main criticisms against the "Throne" is its obsession with luxurious wealth. "New watch alert: Hublot / Or the big-face Rollie, I got two of those," raps Jay on "Otis." For the low, low price of a new house, you too could own these three watches.

Kanye: Only Kanye could describe his rapping style as the "Hermes of verses." A scarf brand, really? And it doesn't get more out of touch than bragging about your "Lanvin thousand dollar T with no logos." What happened to the self-conscious guy who rapped he couldn't pronounce Versace?

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