Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

Kanye West and Jay-Z, 'Otis'

Kanye and Jay-Z look like they're having a great time, like they're just two friends goofing off in their basement. That is, if their basement contained flame torches, steam machines and a giant American flag. This is a solid performance of "Otis," one of the standout songs on their Watch the Throne collaboration, but it's nowhere near the best that either rapper can do. But, hey, at least the audience gets to listen to Otis Redding for a few minutes. And why is Kanye wearing an ombré jean shirt?

Grade: B