New Music: Jay-Z x Kanye West f/ Otis Redding – ‘Otis’

Otis

Jay-Z and Kanye West give us a taste of their highly-anticipated album Watch the Throne with the soulful “Otis,” one of the Kanye-produced cuts featuring a sample of the legendary Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.”

The hip-hop kings go back and forth flaunting their royal lifestyle on the hookless track. “I invented swag,” brags Hov, while ‘Ye proclaims, “I made Jesus walk so I’m never going to hell.”

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87 Comments

  1. BLAH

    DOPE !!

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    Kenya Reply:

    @BLAH, Yess it is i agree :-D

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  2. F**K KIM

    lol at rap up getting the track before flex

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    Pops Reply:

    @F**K KIM, no they didnt

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Pops, yo i think he’s right they got a No DJ version… damn rap-up ya’ll slick

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    uhuh Reply:

    @F**K KIM, Dont you hear the signature funk flex sounds all over it??? R.I.P. your ears

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  3. Shade

    “I made Jesus Walks. I’m never going to hell” – Kanye West

    Fuckin dope….Watch The Throne!!

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  4. m.i.k.e.

    the sample is quite annoying after 1 minute…

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    uhuh Reply:

    @m.i.k.e., thats why its not meant for you, sir. u need that soulful feelin inside of you u feel me? prob. not

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    Randy Reply:

    @uhuh, jeez dude let him have an opinion without talking down to him.

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @uhuh, truth.

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @uhuh, u sound dumb as hell, go somewhere with that crap

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  5. hmm

    this is kool..its nothing that will make you sayyy wowww but its kool

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  6. john

    whack i officially don’t give a fuck about the watch the throne album.

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    Face Reply:

    @john, get out.

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    shane Reply:

    @john, get your white ass out of here!! jay z dont care what you saying hes a legend bitch

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    Brandon Reply:

    @shane, the song is trash

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    Face Reply:

    @Brandon, your comment is voided with Wayne in your avi.

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    JAS Reply:

    @Face, lmao cosign bahahahahahahhaha fuck weezy. this track is too much. ye the greatest!

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @shane, why does his color matter?
    defend the legendary artists but don’t get racist about it

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    Lisa Reply:

    @shane, from a black girl to a black boy, don’t discriminate.

    You and me should know what it feels like.

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    Josh Reply:

    @Lisa, I’m the biggest Kanye West and Jay-Z fan…I mean I loved MBDTF…but I think this record will come nowhere near it from what I’ve heard from it. I mean the lyrics are great they’re flow is on par. But I don’t know…it doesn’t have the EPIC feel that yeezy’s last record had and even jay’s last record. Sorry…

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  7. john

    Between this and h.a.m i don’t give a fuck about the watch the throne album.

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    BLAH Reply:

    @john, why you on they post then -_-

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    Brandon Reply:

    @john, ham is banger, i like it, other than i agree lol

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  8. Alejandro

    Fiyaaaa

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  9. bebe/jayfannn

    ME LIK DISSS!!!WATCH THE THRONE COMEIN AUG1 YEAAA BABE;-)

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  10. Big C

    “sounds so soulful don’t u agree”

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Big C, i just put that on my BBM nickname after hearing this… haha aww.. sound so soulful dont you agree? :)

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  11. politicallyincorrect

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    uhuh Reply:

    @politicallyincorrect, You’re a ginger. I called you a ginger because you have no soul. you’d need a soul to feel soulful music. It’s not your fault.

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    politicallyincorrect Reply:

    @uhuh, excuse you? Ginger? LMAO at you trying to say I dont know soulful music, if you think the beautiful voice of Otis Redding needs to be mixed with these mindless lyrics then you are the one with no soul

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    uhuh Reply:

    @politicallyincorrect, you proved my point right there by sayin’ these 2 god mc’s lyrics are meaningless. you sir are close minded.

    so many punchlines i lost count. gotdamn

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    RDK Reply:

    @uhuh,sigh at him uhuh…politicallyincorrect is just another poser acting like he knows shit…it,s just another plain old soulless poser.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @uhuh, you’re closeminded to the point where you can’t understand that what might move you, isn’t going to move the next person.

    No doubt Jay-Z, Kanye and Otis are musically and lyrically insane, but that doesn’t mean everyone is going to like it.

    Let others have their opinion. You can’t control what you like and what you don’t.

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  12. Sha'Nesha

    I love me some JAY Z. *In my Bey voice*

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    :) Reply:

    @Sha’Nesha, haha!

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  13. :)

    I’m feelin’ this! Definatly buying WTT August 1st!!!!! The Joy (which is on the deluxe is better though)!

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  14. juAn

    very interesting. i understand where kanye’s idea came from, but i think the otis redding vocals should have been a little more in the background. it’s like you have to struggle to hear the raps.

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    listen Reply:

    @juAn, i concur.

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  15. Brandon

    sorry but this song is not good, HAM is better than this, stop hyping it just because its ye & hov smh

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    Face Reply:

    @Brandon, Isn’t that what Wayne fans do? Like shit b/c it’s Wayne.

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    LO Reply:

    @Brandon, Look At Your ICON, your a Wayne fan this is lyrics not punch lines like what Wayne do, that’s why you probably don’t understand it. Because that new mix-tape ain’t a bucket of Gold.

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  16. Asa

    Very dope. Just classic hip-hop at its finest.

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  17. Will

    This shit is dope all the people who are saying this album is gonna be wack must not know what good music sounds like. I feel bad for yall. Album is gonna be EPIC!!!!

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  18. Kreshawn

    THIS IS SICKKKKKKKKK!!! iTUNES PLEASE!!!

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  19. ari

    Yeah…no Flex on this…..Lolol..don’t like the screaming at the end but nice.

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  20. politicallyincorrect

    Both rappers got overshadowed by a sample

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  21. Danielle

    THIS SHIT IS SOOOO FUCKING DOPE!!!!
    WATCH THE THRONE!!!!

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  22. lyfechanges

    This Shit is insaaaaaaane!…..cotdamn! Watch the Throne is gonna be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Abdullah

    WOW, RAP!!! i missed that!
    JAY N YAY FTW

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  24. Lioness

    hmmmm ehhhh wack

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  25. ANDYDLO

    This song is crack, better than the entire MMg album, and better than that Mixtape Wayne just dropped…Yall either deaf or really good at hatin…sad..

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  26. RDK

    this is straight fire right here,if more of this is on that album,and no more of that HAM sh!t,then i will be def getting that throne.

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  27. DJ

    Kanye production = Fire!!!

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  28. LO

    I GOT CHILLS MY FAV’S KILLED THIS!!

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  29. Malcom

    *bangs head against wall over and over again*

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  30. SHOTS FIRED

    This is hip hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont blame the lil punch line listeners who dont understand how insanely dope this is.Pure fire lyrics, straight no chaser; thats what this song is. Cant wait for #WTT

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  31. bknyhustle

    after listening to this song 4 times im starting to get angry with my own expectations

    am i asking for too much?

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    Gin G Reply:

    @bknyhustle, NOPE!! I totally agree with you!!

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  32. LA

    THIS IS HIP-HOP!!!

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  33. Aquierra

    SLAUGHTER

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  34. Andreezy

    @Brandon

    WTT >>>>>>>> Carter 4

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  35. KO

    I don’t like the song I’m disappointed I’m a huge fan of jay z and kanye im not a fan of young money lil wayne etc but this and ham doesn’t do it for me I will have to wait to preview watch the throne the song is overhyped it starts out good cause Otis himself is singing in the sample but then the sample repeats and it can be annoying after a while I don’t feel like jay or kanye did their best in their verses and the end is annoying and hurts my ears with the screaming it was not needed or could have an engineer lower the effect of it this song definately has to grow on you I’m disappointed in kanye production I don’t blame jay z I’m also disappointed kanye to release a masterpiece as my beautiful…… An not continue to it the monster video wasn even officially released and leaked 2 times just with better quality I’m not sure it’s on vevo a d I was dying for so appaled all those rappers in avideo would be great for hip hop and that’s my song I feel watch the throne was too soon and kanye didn’t get to rest his creative juices either way smh, some ppl will like it some wont but ppl are ready to over hype it cause we are looking for the savior cause of the horrible state of hip hop HONEST OPINION

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    Mark London Reply:

    @KO, Dude you know nothing about REAL hiphop. This has the 90′s sound when hiphop was at its finest. If you dont like it then its because you are young or just used to the junk we hear on the radio. This is REAL HIP HOP!

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    Gin G Reply:

    @KO, Dude you hit it dead on the head!! AGREED!!

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  36. KO

    I meant Kanye continue to promo it

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  37. Bo

    Like with Kanye’s MBDTF, the Good Friday releases got a touch-up in the actual album (like Monster, Lost in the World & So Appalled). So I’m pretty certain what we’re hearing now ain’t the final cut. The final cut is going to be just as epic, if not more!

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  38. jesiah

    this is legit, somewhat reminds me of blueprint+college dropout, all yall hatin, i’ma let u have ur opinion but u betta recognise who u talkin bout. ye & hov have brought the best of the best rap albums over the past 10 years. yall dont get it. they aint fell of or nuttin. all these new niggas are still chasin the success of ye & hov after all these years, #WTT

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  39. Hugh

    Dope from the first beat, epic from the first line.

    New JAY!

    Cant wait! Buyin first day!

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  40. Kayla C.

    It’s definitely dope!

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  41. Mark London

    So siiiiiiick! I got it on loop. HIGH-END HIPHOP!!!

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  42. Fan Of A Fan

    this song is so amazing it makes me wanna cry !!! :’)

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  43. SHELLS

    THIS SONG IS STRAIGHT FIRE! WATCH THE THRONE!

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  44. 619productions

    song is soso i’ll wait to hear a few more before making a judgement on the album

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  45. Otis Redding

    They took a classic like “Try A Little Tenderness” and put such a dope mix on it. Makes me want to dig through some of those Otis classics!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Vitamin J

    Reminds me of a RUN D.M.C flow! So sick, cant wait for W.T.T!!!!

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  47. bknyhustle

    “run upon Yeezy the wrong way i might murk ya”

    really Jay?! lmao

    btw We may as well start deciding who did better.

    Kanye won this round, I guess. Either him or Otis.

    seem the old man done fall off already

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @bknyhustle, But Hov murdered his verse on H.A.M. & My Bitch track . So don’t start saying Yeezy got him .

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  48. KO

    I’m a real hip hop head LMAO I know nothing about 90s real hip hop the majority of ppl hard hip hop heads etc hate this song I searched all over twitter and ds my market research
    The nerve of some ppl this song isn’t cutting it just cause some ppl like like doesn’t mean the rest will the song is mess an all over the place just like ham

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  49. Jfenty

    this song is badass!!

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  50. Gin G

    I’m definitely a huge fan of both but the beat/production is not there…Lyrics and punchlines on point as usual..I’ll await the album…Had chills the first 30 seconds then I got tired of the beat…C’mon YE! Chi-town stand up! Show these clowns on the radio whats really good!

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  51. Triniti

    I love it!

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  52. From Tokyo

    So is blasphemy the ish now? Been out of America too long, I guess. :o\

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  53. LAD

    NOT TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE!

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  54. nana

    what ever happen to music, Mr. Redding is turning in his grave the two non taletent entertainers not singers, for u silly people(a singer can stand in the middle of a stage and blow WITHOUT any instuments or here distaction of someone with talent) Sorry Mr. Redding.

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