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Jay-Z and Kanye West Debut "Otis"

By July 20, 2011

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Jay-Z and Kanye West debuted the new single from Watch the Throne. The song is dubbed "Otis" after the great Motown crooner. It sports a classic sample, some boastful rhymes, and plenty of screaming because of Illuminati. Listen below.

Jay-Z/Kanye West - "Otis"


July 21, 2011 at 4:00 am
(1) Guy says:

This song is beautiful. Makes me hungry for Watch the Throne.

July 21, 2011 at 9:14 am
(2) Renan says:

What about the review?

July 21, 2011 at 11:46 am
(3) J says:

Here’s a quick review for ya: Kanye uses a realllll soulful sample from Otis Redding and at times (to me at least) the sample distracts from the rhymes. Both Hov and Ye have some pretty braggart bars and Ye drops a pretty nice 2nd verse that starts with “I made ‘Jesus Walks’ Iím never going to hell, Couture level flow, itís never going on sale”

I’d give it a 4/5, and maybe a 4.5/5 if the sample wasn’t so distracting

July 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm
(4) Renan says:

4/5 seems about right to me. But the song is still growing on me.

July 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm
(5) Henry says:

Soon come.

July 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm
(6) Hector M says:

Now this is more like it, it’s nice to hear soul-sampling instead of the repetitive “lex luger” beats everyone be using.

July 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm
(7) RJ says:

anybody else refusing to listen to anything than shabazz palaces?

July 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm
(8) dedxsad says:

Black Up is fireeeeeeeee

July 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm
(9) slewfoot says:

Otis Redding recorded for Stax and Atlantic, not Motown! Big difference…

July 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm
(10) J says:

They going on tour after they drop the album, bout to be ill

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