Watch The Throne - New Single OTIS
At first one might think that OTIS, the name of the first single ( let's not count H.A.M shall we) from Kanye West (Ye) and Jay - Z's (J) vanity project, Watch The Throne is a horrible name. Why name it that? But after listening to the track you realize that the title comes from the fact that the production is HEAVILY jacked from the song "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding (RIP). Already Ye and J with a name title succeed in making their audience feel stupid and beneath them. Not a good way to start a relationship fellas. In reality, unless this album sounds like a combination of the best of College Dropout, The Blueprint, The Black Album and Graduation while taking the risks of 808's and Heartbreaks, Kingdom Come with the polish of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the soul of The American Gangster album all while selling a gazillion albums it won't be successful. This by all measures is a Super Album. Two of the biggest stars in the game, not just today but of all - time are collaborating. Not just on a couple of songs but a full length album. There is no way that there won't be a letdown. This isn't just a record by Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne on some Lex Luger throway beat for a random mixtape but a conscious effort at pushing the boundaries of the pop and hip hop. Even their shoulders are not that wide to carry all that weight. Give Ye and J credit for trying, but I can't see where they either can begin to match or reach the expectations they set for their project. As a Stan fan I hope I am wrong but I have a feeling that through no fault of their own this project was doomed from the beginning.