*NEW* MUSIC VIDEO: “Otis” – Kanye West & Jay-Z

Kanye West and Jay-Z have released the video for their first single off their new collaborative album titled “Watch The Throne” released on August 8, 2011.

The single is titled “Otis” after Otis Redding who’s soulful voice is sampled throughout the track. Otis Redding is most famously known outside of the African American community for his track “The Dock Of The Bay (Sittin’ On).”

 “Otis” is a very unique sounding track and when I listen to it I can’t help but bob my head and tap my feet. It is an excellent first single selection for the northern summer, but then again would you doubt it wouldn’t be, with the two biggest names in hiphop behind it’s creation?

The song depicts the glamorous champagne life that both artists are accustomed to. The music video is equally as indulgent with Yeezy and Jigga goin all Pimp My Ride on a sleek black Maybach R2M by the looks of things, and doing donuts in a warehouse precinct armed with beautiful women.

As an Australian I can definitely see a lot of American patriotism in this video with a lot of red, white and blue colours and the featured US flag draped over the entire side of the building. Both are both wearing blue and white clothing and the buildings are blue. Quite timely considering the recent US market crash.

I will do a full album review soon, all in all I LOVE the track and the light-hearted, glam, video to match. What do you think? Comment below!

Miss Fancye



    • says

      Wow! That’s great insight! 🙂 I have a friend who shuddered at the customisation of the car (as you say, just because they can) and doesn’t know who would want it after that, yet there are people who a) think it’s the bomb diggity reminds them of the former iconic Back To The Future Deloreon and b) undoubtedly will buy it at auction (as it’s being sold for charity). Thanks for your thoughts!

  1. hollysagemini says

    The song and video is not bad at all…however if I was an American citizen I think I’d be pretty disappointed given that the track (and first single off the album, more notably) is all about money, private jets & fancy cars. Given the state of the US economy and that a lot of folks are doing it tough right now, it’s kinda insulting and not relevant to everyday life. I could be reading too much into things, and if people like and buy this so be it but yeah that’s my comment. PS Love the blog, keep up the good work!

    • says

      That’s a great point. You aren’t the only one that felt that way, hiphop legend Chuck D also felt given the current economic climate and living standards that Watch The Throne was rather inappropriate. You can see his response on my latest Watch The Throne album review post. Thank you very much for the support, I am glad you like it!

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