PREMIERE: "Otis" feat. Otis Redding by Jay-Z & Kanye West
Today's rap icons are encapsulated in two individuals: Jay-Z and Kanye West. There's no doubt about it. I mean, really, have you heard The Black Album or My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? With every new release of theirs, we're always prepared for something hard-hitting, controversial, down-right gritty, and/or grandiose. It was a only a matter of time before the two would figure some way to collaborate on a project.
Hence, Jay-Z and Kanye West are now appropriately known as The Throne, and their debut release is called Watch The Throne, dropping August 8th. As a way to promote the album, they've released the single "Otis" featuring a sample of Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness," and it's pretty impressive. It's good hearing their voices on the same record, especially if you've got the two rappers playing around in what comes off as a duel, each one given a verse here and there, and Otis Redding to boot. It's more in the style of something reminiscent to Kanye's The College Dropout, so if you're into that record (you know, "Old" Kanye), then you'll probably enjoy this.
We can only speculate how great Watch The Throne will be for about another week, but listen to "Otis" below and get your fill in the meantime. If you're liking it as much as we are, pre-order the album on iTunes here.
Otis feat. Otis Redding by watchthethrone