The 100 Best Kanye West Songs

20. Kanye West & Jay-Z "Otis" (2011)

Album: Watch The Throne
Producer: Kanye West
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Def Jam


Fans cried foul when the dream team of Kanye West and Jay-Z dropped “H.A.M.” as Watch The Throne's first single. Apparently, hearing Jay and 'Ye over a microwaved Lex Luger beat wasn't really what people wanted. So The Throne went back to the drawing board and returned with that old soul—Otis Redding to be exact. With a perfectly chopped sample of Otis's “Try A Little Tenderness,” the duo recaptured that vintage sound fans were longing for, and all the reckless stunting we expected. Plus Jay claimed he invented swag. This kind of luxury rap is the perfect soundtrack for destroying your Maybach. [*OTIS SCREAMS*]

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