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VIDEO FAB: Jay-Z & Kanye's "Otis" Video

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The Throne is here with their first official visual off the brand new album.  Kanye West & Jay-Z's "Otis" video just premiered across all the Viacom networks. 

 

Check out the fellas doing it up inside...

The Spike Jonze directed video, shot in L.A., shows the two rappers doing what they do best--having a little fun with a Maybach while chillin' their own rich ass world.  And, of course, there's a cameo from comedian Aziz Ansari.  The hit song is the major single off the Watch The Throne album and samples Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness."

Peep the vid.  We feelin' it?

Jay is chillin'....'Ye is chillin'...

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Love the video and the fact

Love the video and the fact that it was so fun and carefree. I see Jay can be a cool dude huh, he seem to be one of those dude that can really have fun, now do every body get it, he makes Bey happy and yes they do have fun together, been having it for over 10 years. Cute fun video.
Anonymous's picture

This video is amazing!!!!!!

This video is amazing!!!!!! its simple not over the top, its strictly showcasing their abilities and talent!!!! I'm very impressed with this video!!!! Its like love at first sight!!!!!! Favorite verse: its the HERMES of verses!!!!! Well Done!!!!!!!! FINALLY BLACK TALENT AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!!
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This video is amazing!!!!!!

This video is amazing!!!!!! its simple not over the top, its strictly showcasing their abilities and talent!!!! I'm very impressed with this video!!!! Its like love at first sight!!!!!! Favorite verse: its the HERMES of verses!!!!! Well Done!!!!!!!! FINALLY BLACK TALENT AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!!
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I love the simplicity of the

I love the simplicity of the video. People were expecting something totally different and that is what makes this video so GREAT! Gulfstream G450, Cuban cigar, Hermes clutch or Bentley, it is still a subtly swagged-out affair — a cocksure, cool thing in which the dynamic duo take a saber saw to a glistening new Maybach and turn it into a tricked-out "Thunderdome" cruiser, then do doughnuts in a parking lot with a gaggle of models packed in the back. PERFECT! And for all the race baiters. There is a Black model in the back seat all of the girls are not white and even if they were SO WHAT! So insecure and color struck. Get over it. I think the girls are BEAUTIFUL. And this is FUN! So glad there are not over-sexed cheap looking HOOD RATS! These girls look GREAT! WORK it out!
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LOVE THE VIDEO , ITS SIMPLE

LOVE THE VIDEO , ITS SIMPLE BUT NICE NO WOMEN SHAKING HER ASS, HALF NAKED , BIG BUTT IN A TIGHT DRESS OR A SWIMSUIT AND YOU CAN TELL THEY HAD ALOT OF FUN .
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Jay is married to a black

Jay is married to a black woman, Kanye has dated and was engaged to a black woman. Can anybody tell me why there is such a uproar over them having white girls in there videos. Would you tell your sons or daughters that they can't date outside there race? Not being a smart ass would like some good honest responses
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In Essence Kanye reportedly

In Essence Kanye reportedly told the magazine, "If it wasn't for race mixing, there'd be no video girls." Then, as if his first comment wasn't offensive enough, Kanye referred to biracial women as dogs. The rapper told, "Me and most of my friends like mutts a lot ... Yeah, in the hood they call 'em mutts."
Anonymous's picture

Simple question. How many

Simple question. How many black women do you see in rock n roll videos as models and vixens? Why do black artists feel the need to showcase these mediocre white women as if they are God's gift?
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Simple question. How many

Simple question. How many black women do you see in rock n roll videos as models and vixens? Why do black artists feel the need to showcase these mediocre white women as if they are God's gift?
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i didn't like the video. i

i didn't like the video. i thought the two of them could do something better than that. tear up a Maybach and ride around. acting like two silly little boys. hopefully the next videos and songs will be better than this. i love me some Otis Reddings. but this is not good work.
Anonymous's picture

Helll YEEEEEEEEe!!!! Finally

Helll YEEEEEEEEe!!!! Finally It Happened.....I got rid of all my ISHHH from my credit report y'all - I was in deep for 5 years. Coudn't buy sheeet. Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMAARO!!! IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT credit SHYYYYT, GET IT CLEAN y'all quick. YOu can get yours too, call these people at 877-873-0853. All it took is three months and $44 and all my Ish was gone. My homie was in terrible shape too, and he clean! Hit em up!!
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Helll YEEEEEEEEe!!!! Finally

Helll YEEEEEEEEe!!!! Finally It Happened.....I got rid of all my ISHHH from my credit report y'all - I was in deep for 5 years. Coudn't buy sheeet. Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMAARO!!! IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT credit SHYYYYT, GET IT CLEAN y'all quick. YOu can get yours too, call these people at 877-873-0853. All it took is three months and $44 and all my Ish was gone. My homie was in terrible shape too, and he clean! Hit em up!!
Anonymous's picture

LOVE LOVE LOVE! SPIKE JONES

LOVE LOVE LOVE! SPIKE JONES is the BEST! This video was POETIC in it's simplicity. Who cares what the race of the models are? Why are people lacking in self esteem. The girls in the CAR are SUPER CUTE! I love it! This is the BEST VIDEO I have seen in a LONG TIME. These two men are confident and having a BLAST. The point of the video is they know they are the BEST. This is called innovation. LEARN IT!
FURIOUS STYLES's picture

yall Black folks on here

yall Black folks on here really hate yourself don't you smh...
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I saw the video 2x, I have

I saw the video 2x, I have never seen JayZ that HAPPY in ANY other video! hmmmm. Very Animated...
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gina's picture

hmm album is called the

hmm album is called the throne for a reason. throne is synonymous with toilet and this song is crap and needs to be flushed
Anonymous's picture

Totally agree with u.I just

Totally agree with u.I just excepted way more from these two n so far im really disappointed
Anonymous's picture

"Light-hearted and fun"????

"Light-hearted and fun"???? WTF??? These two have hyped this album up like no other and THIS is what they release as a FIRST video from Watch the Throne??? One word comes to mind after seeing this: GARBAGE!!
Da_Realist's picture

ALL THESE race comments are

ALL THESE race comments are prime examples as to why black ppl are where we are smh!! THE only ppl making every issue a race issue is US! MY GOD stop worrying about what other black ppl are doing and mind ya own business I mean dam!!! STOP being stagnant,yall dont realize you're just helping to perpetuating the same ideals that have kept us so far back in the actual RACE( THE RACE to be better)!! Think positive and be positive!!!!
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The video was cool, simple,a

The video was cool, simple,a little showy, but fun; not over the top ( thank goodness for once). Also, there were hardly a show of women in the video, just 4 chicks in the car riding with open car doors, and only like a 3-4 shots of them. I barely paid attention so as a BW I don't really care that they were mostly white. Plus, we have to understand that Kanye and Jay Z are very international,and they are trying to appeal to a more diverse crowd. They are moving into almost old school, rapper age. They have already done the urban circuit for years prior, so its all good. The video and song was so short anyways.... I guess for me as long as a video isn't too degrading or glorifying one race over the other, I don't really mind. I think as black people we need to understand that rappers do not rap for just us anymore, they have a larger audience. Music is getting more diverse year after year. Nowadays more alternative and techno sounding music is performed by black artists, so its starting to be more about the music, rather than a look or color stamp....
Anonymous's picture

So while music is becoming

So while music is becoming more and more diverse did you know that corporate America is becoming more and more white.....entertainment idustry has dumb us down so much is disgusting..in the Real World.....which I live in....the gap between black and white wealth is widening as each day past yet we celebrate this garabage.....no wonder why our race is stuck...stuck on stupid
Anonymous's picture

Very well stated. I thought

Very well stated. I thought the video was dope! Very minimalistic but clean. It gave us sort of an intro into the album. It was fun, the girls were cute and frsh faced, the car was ugly as hell but it was great for a video. Jay and Kanye were probably in $500 white tees and $700 jeans but they looked very understated and jut chillin'. I loved it. the vid probably cost no more than $100K and it did exactly what it needed to do and served its purpose. That damn Jay Z is a businessman for real.
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Yet Bria Myles can only get

Yet Bria Myles can only get booked to do videos that reference the "ghetto" (she is the feature model in Nas and Common Ghetto Dreams) but you won't see her in any of Kanye or Jayz videos that display the good life......house nigga mentality
Anonymous's picture

you guys ...how many of you

you guys ...how many of you have the entire album?? well i do...get it. and LISTEN TO THE WORDS! ..the album is about promoting the idea of black elite- and the richness of people of Color (not only black - at one point they start rapping about people of color and name actresses of different non-european races). I fell in love with the album not only for the beats but for the message and major imagery -i got from the words that had nothing but positive crazy fun spiritual feelings to them. i kept wondering- this album is number 1 in about 23 countries- so that means people of all nations are listening to two black men talk about black excellence. "Black tie, black Maybachs/Black excellence, opulence, decadence/Tuxes next to the president, I’m present"... "It’s a war going on outside we ain’t safe from/I feel the pain in my city wherever I go/314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago" #just saying. calm down- take a break from the comment sections of blog spots. and just listen & enjoy music of all kinds- and listen to the words and don't get lost in the picture & hate. life's too short to spend your time arguing with people you will never meet. if u want to argue about race-- GO TO any newsite like yAHOO . majority of their comments under some articles end up in a race hatred argument ;( where mainly people of no color say the most dreadful things. argue there. ----
Anonymous's picture

Thank you for this comment! I

Thank you for this comment! I feel the same way. It was a relief to hear in this album that they understand their hard earned wealth represents the changing face of success in this country.
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Thank you for this comment! I

Thank you for this comment! I feel the same way. It was a relief to hear in this album that they understand their hard earned wealth represents the changing face of success in this country.
MsSmith's picture

Have you seen the comments on

Have you seen the comments on the story about the black men being killed in Mississippi by those white teens on Cnn.com.......talk about the hate.....those white are co-signing on this innocent mans killing and it just goes to show that in the REAL WORLD racism is very much ALIVE and I feel black entertainers live in a fantasy world....in the real world its all about your color period.....the recession is showing this and to see these black men with money and power and all they want to do is obsess over white wealth is becoming a redundant concept that lacks individuality....I'm sick of it
Anonymous's picture

Yeah but they are not the

Yeah but they are not the source of the problem. And they most certainly can't change the hate that is in someone else's heart. Why shouldn't a person enjoy the fruit of their labor? There no such thing as white wealth. Wealth is given to those who seek it. What Jay and Yeezy are representing is how if you WORK hard and stop looking for hand outs, you can enjoy some of the finer things in life. They used their talents and profited from it. What's wrong with that?
Anonymous's picture

the first thing I thought was

the first thing I thought was "so I guess they didn't want black women in the video." honestly, it's so blatant I think they did it on purpose.
holla06's picture

The richer Jay and Kanye

The richer Jay and Kanye became the lighter their partners got…anyway this is nothing new ladies..just finishing reading a book on black entrepreneurs in the late 1800′s..1900′s and the same issue was persistent then when black men attained a certain financial success they felt their partner/mate should be of a lighter hue or even white to maintain social success. The only thing I can suggest to you ladies who are upset is just not support it..support those who support you! Its that simple
Anonymous's picture

Well said

Well said
KeyboardGangstas SUCK's picture

Y'all complain when black

Y'all complain when black chicks are in videos degrading themselves now y'all are complaining that there are no black chicks in the video. It's just a freakin' video! In real life Jay-Z is MARRIED to a beautiful black woman. Some people are never satisfied.
Anonymous's picture

You right we do complain when

You right we do complain when BW are being dergraded in a video, that is why we speak up when it is done. How they portrayed these NON black women in this video is how they should have portrayed the BW when they have them in their video, use to or if they will ever have them in the future. And i hate when the BW who use to be portrayed negatively called themselves models. you were not models you were high class strippers. The womeon they have in this video look like they are doing a commercial for target or macys therefore I would call them models. Stop being lied to BW and get yourselves together uplift yourselves, expect bette, go to school, lose weight if you have to. I am seeing so many BW happy now more then ever because they are getting their act together and finding other NON BM to make them happy. But first they are making themselves happy.
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Beyonce is light and damn

Beyonce is light and damn near white..anyway Jay has a preference for the lighter/whiter chics anyway nothing new most BLACK men in the entertainmentr industry do...just take a trip to LA
Anonymous's picture

Looks like they had a ball

Looks like they had a ball doing this video, I have never seen Jay smile so much.
Anonymous's picture

Jay is married to the top

Jay is married to the top black female artist. Ye has dated every black female he wanted including a stripper he made famous. Black can no longer offer them a thing in the social climb. White can. That's how opportunists are.
AJ's picture

...and narcissists.

...and narcissists.
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Anonymous's picture

Cute. I think that is the

Cute. I think that is the most I have ever seen them smile...ever. Anything else outside of 'they looked like they had a lot of fun', is doing too much. *shrugs
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Honestly I think you guys are

Honestly I think you guys are looking way too into the whole thing of not having black women in the video. If you look there is one of them in there, but the first time they don't have any black women in the video everyone is in an uproar. But if they did have them in there everybody would have something negative to say. So really there is no positive side. I seriously doubt that both of them sat there and was like no black women in the video. If you listen to the lyrics its says "Popping bottles puttin super models in the cab" doesn't mean they have to throw black women back there. An it's actually refreshing to see a video where they are actually having fun and them not being in a club throwing money, women half naked or a typical video where half of the artists can't afford the cars and jewelry let alone the video itself. Both of them ride in Maybachs so why not rip it apart and have some fun with it.
MeL's picture

IT IS WHAT !!!! The record

IT IS WHAT !!!! The record producers and label owners want to make as much money as possible so they will put females of a different race in their videos. This will attract (or at least that is what they say) a diverse crowd which means more money
Anonymous's picture

Fuck the haters! Video was

Fuck the haters! Video was simple and fun! When you get famous and form a supergroup, make the how you see fit! With respect to the lack of black women! Check yourself! I cant speak for all of the girls but there was at least one black girl! People get so caught up in their own bullshit that they can see exactly what's in front of their faces. Black people are not a monolithic group- we don't all act or behave the same way. if your issue is with the lack of dark skinned black girls, then it's a different conversation.
Anonymous's picture

Fuck the haters! Video was

Fuck the haters! Video was simple and fun! When you get famous and form a supergroup, make the how you see fit! With respect to the lack of black women! Check yourself! I cant speak for all of the girls but there was at least one black girl! People get so caught up in their own bullshit that they can see exactly what's in front of their faces. Black people are not a monolithic group- we don't all act or behave the same way. if your issue is with the lack of dark skinned black girls, then it's a different conversation.
Anonymous's picture

That iPad remark was funny,

That iPad remark was funny, but I can relate.
Anonymous's picture

A vid of nothing, a mockery

A vid of nothing, a mockery and slights galore. But YOU will support this sh!t...haha!
Anonymous's picture

LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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