Sunday, 14 August 2011

Is Jay-Z and Kanye's 'Otis' Music Video Worthy of the 'Throne'?

Kanye West and Jay-Z may not enjoy each other's company, but they sure know how to sell records together. Their new album, Watch the Throne, dominated the charts upon its release earlier this week, reaching No. 1 in iTunes in 23 countries. You can't deny the rap duo's success. But we can ask you to weigh in on the premiere of their "Otis" music video.

First the rappers take a chainsaw to an ultra-expensive Maybach, turning the luxury car into a convertible. Then they fill their new ride with four beautiful models, while Aziz Ansari makes a completely necessary and silent cameo.

Throw in some explosive fireworks, an American flag and visionary director Spike Jonze, and you've got yourself a high-flying video headed straight to --

An abrupt stop.

Just as the three-minute clip begins to spread its wings, the vid unexpectedly cuts to black. You could argue this was artistic. But we wouldn't hold it against you if you lobbied for more models, pyrotechnics and chain-saw built convertibles.

Here's the music video.

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