Kanye West and Jay-Z, “Otis”

Here’s “Otis,” the first official single off the Jay-Z and Kanye West collab LP Watch The Thronedue out 8/1. Obviously, the sample is Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.”

The mix sounds a bit muddled, the audio quality is really poor. Is this how the entire album is going to sound? As for the song itself, it’s good. The verses are dope and the sample is put to good use. But. And this is huge. Otis Redding’s song is one of the best songs ever recorded. It’s funny, but really, all I want to do is listen to Otis Redding now.

You’d think Jay-Z and Kanye would’ve done Otis better. [via stereogum]

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