Jay-Z x Kanye West To Auction "Otis" Maybach

Sallie Krawcheck Out At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

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Jay-Z and Kanye West stoke fires in a video for the song “Otis” from their new collaborative album "Watch The Throne." In a symbolic gesture, a Maybach is burned on camera. The video premiered on MTV this week, with the announcement that the car would be auctioned to benefit a charity in the eastern Horn of Africa.

The song is a profound take on a sample from Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” with the following lyrics containing plenty of warm odes to amazing automobiles:


Sounds so soulful don’t you agree

I invented swag

Poppin bottles putting supermodels in the cab


I guess I got my swagger back

Truth: new watch alert, Sublet’s

Or the big face Rollie I got two of those

Arm out the window through the city I maneuver slow

Cock back, snap back

See my cut through the holes

[Kanye West]

They aint see me cause I pulled up in my other Benz

Last week I was in my other other Benz

Run up on Yeezy the wrong way, I might murk ya Flee in the G450 I might surface

[Kanye] Can’t you see the private jets flyin’ over you?

Maybach bumper sticker read “What would Hova do?” Jay is chillin’, ‘Ye is chillin’

What more can I say? We killin’ ‘em

Here’s the video:




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