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Listen: first official track from Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne

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Otis

Jay-Z and Kanye West released the first official track from their upcoming album Watch the Throne, which is set to be released within the next few weeks. You can stream "Otis" below (spoiler alert: it does indeed sample Otis Redding) or download it over at Ill Roots.

Disappointingly, the "Try a Little Tenderness" sample isn't put to very creative use here, but on the plus side, Kanye's at his punny, self-deprecating best ("Sophisticated ignorance/I write my curses in cursive"). Even if you're not that impressed, you have to admit it's a whole lot easier to listen to than "H.A.M."