Kanye West & Jay-Z – “Otis”

Scott Lapatine | July 20, 2011 - 8:05 pm

We were faked out with “H.A.M.,” teased with a Givenchy cover, and now — finally — we get to hear the Kanye-produced, Otis Redding-sampling first single from Yeezy & Jay-Z’s collaborative LP Watch The Throne. Stream below while you peruse the lyrics. You’ll also find a nice collection of pics from the studio above.

It’s also streaming at Jay-Z’s lifeandtimes.com in case the Soundcloud comes down.

Sounds so soulful don’t you agree
I invented swag
Poppin bottles putting supermodels in the cab
I guess I got my swagger back
Truth: new watch alert, Hublot’s
Or the big face Rollie I got two of those
Arm out the window through the city I’m a
Cock back, snap back
See my gut through the holes

[Kanye West]
Damn Weezy and Hov,
Where ya been?
Talkin real reckless stuntman
I adopted these bitches
Now I’m bout to make them tuck they whole summer in
They say I’m crazy but I’m bout to go dumb again
They aint see me cause I pulled up in my other Benz
Last week I was in my other other Benz
Throw your diamonds up cause we in this bitch and up again

Photo shoot fresh
Looking like wealth
I’m about to call the paparazzi on myself
Uh, live form the Mercer, run up on Yeezy the wrong way
I might murk ya
Flee in the G450 I might surface
Politically refugee asylum can be purchased
Uh, everythings for sale, I got 5 passports
I’m never going to jail

[Kanye West]
I made Jesus walks so never going to hell
Couture level flow is never going on sale
Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses
Sophisticated ignorance
Write my curses in cursive
I get it custom
You a customer
You aint accustomed to going through customs
You aint been nowhere huh?
And all the ladies in the house got them showing off
I’m done I hit ya up, manana!

Welcome to Havanna
Smoking Cubana’s with Castro and Cabanna’s
Viva Mexico, Cubana, Dominicano
All the clubs that I know
Driving Benz’s, With no benefits
Not bad huh, for some immigrants?
Build your fences, we diggin’ tunnels
Can’t you see we gettin money up under you

Can’t you see the private jets flying over you
Maybach bumping ?
What would Hova do?
Jay is chillin, Ye is chillin
What more can I say
We killin’ ‘em
Hold up before we in this campaign
As you can see we bodied the damn lames
Lord please let them accept the things they cant change
And pray that all of their pain be champagne

Watch The Throne is out 8/8 via Roc Nation/Def Jam. Here’s the tracklist:

1. “No Church in the Wild” (featuring Frank Ocean)
2. “Lift Off” (featuring Beyoncé)
3. “Niggas in Paris”
4. “Otis” (featuring Otis Redding)
5. “Gotta Have It”
6. “New Day”
7. “That’s My Bitch”
8. “Who Gon Stop Me”
9. “Murder to Excellence”
10. “Welcome to the Jungle”
11. “Made in America” (featuring Frank Ocean)
12. “Why I Love You” (featuring Mr Hudson)

Deluxe edition will also include:
13. “Illest Motherfucker Alive”
14. “H.A.M.”
15. “Primetime”
16. “The Joy” (featuring Curtis Mayfield)