Jay-Z, Kanye West Debut 'Otis' Video From 'Watch the Throne'; Fans React
The Spike Jonze-directed clip features the two rappers customizing a car -- with a blowtorch and powersaw -- and then taking it for a spin.
MTV, MTV2, mtvU, BET and Centric on Thursday premiered Kanye West and Jay-Z's video for “Otis,” the first single off their collaboration album, Watch the Throne.
The clip, directed by Spike Jonze, features the two rappers taking a blowtorch and powersaw to a brand new Maybach car and doing a bit of customization. They then proceed to do doughnuts in the car in a parking lot.
Fans mostly had positive things to say about the video on Twitter. Here’s a sample of tweets:
The Throne!!!! "OTIS" video EPIC!!!
Reine de Paris
That Otis video looked fun, I've never seen Jay Z act like that
I'm sorry, the "Otis" video may have been simple, but it was EVERYTHING.
The Otis video wasn't anything super spectacular, but dope nonetheless. Hov looked like he had so much fun.
The music video for Otis is great, I like how they didn't do too much, it's just a feel good video :D
I love that video to Otis....Jay and Kanye look like they having too much fun.....
The track features West and Jay-Z rapping over the vocals of legendary R&B singer Otis Redding, starting off with a sample from his 1966 hit "Try a Little Tenderness."
Among other topics, Jay-Z raps about his watch collection, while West works in a reference to Phillip Drummond, the fictional father on 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
Watch the Throne is No. 1 on iTunes in 23 countries.