New 'Watch The Throne' Track, 'Otis,' Released: Listen
After confirming an early August release date for "Watch The Throne," Jay-Z and Kanye West have released a new song from their highly anticipated collaborative album. "Otis," a hard-hitting track built around a sample of Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness," hit the web on Wednesday night (July 20) via Funkmaster Flex's blog.
After an extended intro, "Otis" finds Jay and Kanye trading filthy rhymes, with Hov spitting, "Photo shoot fresh, looking like wealth/I'm about to call the paparazzi on myself," and West later countering, "I made Jesus walk so I'm never going to hell/Couture-level flow, it's never going on sale." The track does not feature a chorus, unlike "H*A*M," the Lex Luger-produced track that was released in January.
After months of waiting, "Watch The Throne" is set to be released digitally on Aug. 1 and hit shelves four days later. Full production credits for the album leaked yesterday after the deluxe track listing revealed guest spots by Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Mr. Hudson.
With another "Watch The Throne" track displaying the skills of two rap giants, who do you think has the best rhymes on "Otis" - Jay-Z or Kanye West? Vote now in our poll.