CRITICS RESPOND TO JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST’S ‘OTIS’

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Critics have given their review of Kanye West and Jay-Z‘s new song “Otis.” The song dropped on Wednesday (July 20th) and is the first single off of their collaborative effort, Watch The Throne. The album will be digitally released on August 1st and will hit stores on August 5th.

EgoTrip’s Reaction: “Otis” wows us with its orgasmic (and uncredited) closing JB screams and gritos of “¡Viva Me-hi-co!” Mucho props to Señor West for the purist production, which morphs a classic Otis Redding stammer into a hypnotic chop probably best suited for getting zooted. Lyrically, Jay and Kanye drop enough memorably over-the-top one-liners to do the track justice (Ye’s “sophisticated ignorance—write my curses in cursive” already being an early favorite). Yet for all of “Otis’”s musical riches, this Yeezy-dubbed “luxury rap” also kinda makes us feel like the only way we can afford to listen to it is if we exploit small children in foreign countries.

VIBE’s Analyzing “Otis”: Kanye and Jay’s Best Lines From Latest ‘Watch the Throne’ Track

Jay-Z: “Truth: new watch alert, Hublot’s Or the big face Rollie I got two of those”

You think Rolex and Jacob are the only watches worth wearing? Get on Hov’s level, he’s been rocking this celebrated Swiss watch companies timepieces since before you could even pronounce Hublot.

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