"Otis" is a song by American hip hop artists Kanye West and Jay-Z, from their first collaborative album Watch the Throne . The song posthumously features soul singer Otis Redding, whose version of "Try a Little Tenderness" is sampled in the song. The production was covered solely by West. The track was premiered by Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show and was released onto the Internet the day afterward. Lyrically, the song has the two rappers sharing lines discussing various subjects such as wealth, decadence and fame. The track received highly positive reviews from music critics who praised the trading off of verses by the two rappers ...

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