Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Otis Lyrics on Rap Genius


Hermes is a French high-fashion house that sells luxury goods, most famously scarves. Kanye is suggesting that his verses are the cream of the lyrical crop.

Could be a double entendre. Hermes was the messenger to the Greek gods, while Kanye “delivers” dope verses. And Hermes was the patron and protector of orators and poets, the forerunners of the modern rapper.

Note that since Hermes is a store famous for scarves, luxury “wrap” has a double meaning.

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