What happens when two of the biggest names in hip-hop join forces? The world explodes. Okay, kidding. But seriously, Kanye West and Jay-Z just released their new song ‘Otis’ and it’s already getting a ton of buzz online.
The track is off their upcoming Watch the Throne album and samples legendary singer and King of Soul Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness,” which he recorded in 1966.
“I invented swag, poppin’ bottles, puttin’ supermodels in a cab. I guess I got my swagga back,” Jay-Z rhymes in the beginning, while Kanye later adds, “Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses, sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive.”
Right after Jay-Z ends one of his verses with "I got 5 passports I’m never going to jail," West begins his verse with, "I made Jesus Walks, so never going to hell," which refers to his 2004 single, "Jesus Walks."
Check out the new track below and let us know what you think of their new single, download worthy or pass?