Jay-Z and Kanye West Put Out ‘Luxury Rap’ With ‘Otis’ — Listen
Here comes another one. Rap fans have waited impatiently for the follow-up to ‘H.A.M.,’ the buzz effort Kanye West and Jay-Z released earlier this year to build talk around their joint album, ‘Watch the Throne.’ Wednesday night (July 20), the pair debuted a new track, ‘Otis,’ on Hov’s LifeandTimes.com website and since then, have had the Internet, critics and supporters chattering about its content.
On ‘Otis’ — produced by West and sampled with legendary soul crooner Otis Redding‘s 1966 hit ‘Try a Little Tenderness’ — both rhyming giants trade verses and don’t hold back from flaunting their personal and professional repertoire.
“I invented swag/ Poppin’ bottles putting supermodels in the cab/ Proof/ I guess I got my swagger back,” Jay opens up on the track, which features no hook.
West then makes it a point to let listeners know that he’s on a level of extravagance that blows past the “lames.” “I made ‘Jesus Walks’ I’m never going to hell/ Couture level flow, it’s never going on sale/ Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses/ Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive,” Yeezy rhymes.
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