All hail the King! Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne” is the talk of the town right now and they’re striking while the iron is hot—they’ve already released their first music video from the album.
The duo just released “Otis”, which was directed by Spike Jonze. The feel good video features the real life pals joking around and having a good time around a Maybach. How do you not have a good time around such an expensive car. I’d have such a good time I’d end up behind bars, but that’s another story.
The video aired simultaneously on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com and BET at around 9 p.m. EST Thursday night.
A rap video wouldn’t be complete without them taking a joy ride with a few chicks. In between these scenes they stand in front of an American flag backdrop and just have a good time. Comedian Aziz Ansari even makes a cameo in the fun video driving the car at one point, dressed in a suit and sunglasses. How do I score an invite? I wanna hang out with Jay and Kanye. Can Beyonce come too?
What do fans think of the new video? @ItsJustTheo said, “I'm not into " Otis " * shrugs *” while @DuhImWinning wrote, “I don't know which is better. The back to the future Maybach or those white girls in the back seat. Best. Music. Video. Ever. #Otis”
@1000uz_1ofme wrote: “The Otis vid is so dope” while @thesourcemag added “Really digging the 'Otis' video. You too?”
‘Watch the Throne’ is expected to have a really amazing week in sales. Early estimates are in and ‘Watch the Throne’ is expected to sell at least 400-500,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard. If they come through with the estimates sales, it’ll give them the second-largest sales week of the year, behind Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’, which opened with 1.1 million copies.
iTunes has the exclusive with the record for the first week (and it’s already the number one album), but Best Buy will receive the deluxe edition in stores from August 12-22, which will have creative artwork along with an additional 4 songs.
Check out the music video for ‘Otis’ below and let us know what you think of it. Leave your comments below.