Kanye West & Jay-Z Feat. Otis Redding “Otis” | Video

By - August 12th, 2011

In some ways Watch the Throne is a return to big-time entertainment. In an age when austerity rules the day, with indie acts taking the place of blockbuster recording contracts and low-budget viral videos in lieu of high-production clips with million-dollar budgets, Jay-Z and Kanye want a return to extravagance. So for the video for “Otis,” the single built around a sample from Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness,” they tabbed film and video auteur Spike Jonze to direct. Jay raps about Hublots and Rolexes as the guys dismantle a Maybach and transform it into a makeshift convertible just for kicks. They look like they’re having the time of their lives, and you know what? We’re OK with that. Word to Aziz. Check out the video after the jump.

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Man of the year
Man of the year

looks like them dudes had a lot of fun making that video

sneaker4eyes
sneaker4eyes

mexico got a shout out... well im sold!!!

Tremayne
Tremayne

that's cool they are donating the proceeds to the convertible MayBach to East African charity. however, i don't know if it is just me, but i was expecting more, based on the hype surrounding this collaboration project. everything seems so slapped together. they should of let the process of this album cook a little longer.