Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are collaborating on the highly anticipated Watch the Throne album, are giving their fans a sample of what's to come. On Wednesday night the duo debuted "Otis," a soulful track from the upcoming record that features the vocals of legendary R&B singer, Otis Redding.

The song premiered on New York's Hot 97 Radio Station before sweeping the internet. It starts by featuring West and Jay rapping over the lyrics of the 1966 Redding ballad, "Try a Little Tenderness." At one point in the song Jay burst out with what everyone's thinking, "Sounds so soulful, wouldn't you agree?"

The powerhouse duo has already released one track from the album, entitled "H.A.M.," but the fans are establishing their loyalties. "100 times better than H.A.M.!" one fan, @kassandra_alexis, tweeted about "Otis." Watch the Throne, which will be released digitally on August 1 and hit stores on August 5, will also features guest vocals from Beyonce and Odd Future's Frank Ocean.

Listen to the song here:

Otis feat. Otis Redding by watchthethrone

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3 Comments

  • GabrielaTilevitz
    GabrielaTilevitz on

    Love love love the song. I can't wait to hear more!

  • Sydney Ramsden
    Sydney Ramsden on

    This album is going to be huge

  • Victoria
    Victoria on

    Eh, I just don't like Kanye West's singing voice.

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