Thinking about going to Times Square for something? Think again, you silly goose. You might have one of these assholes all up in your grill filming an impromptu music video.
These are Casey and Jay and they are rocking out to Otis by Jay-Z and Kanye West in the middle of Times Square. Watch as they rope in unsuspecting tourists, dancing girls in bowler hats, and anti-Semitic Elmo.
The whole thing is very weird, very New York, and very, very funny. Somebody make sure Yeezy sees it?
Excuse us for making the headline about Aziz Ansari when Kanye and Jay-Z take a chainsaw and a blowtorch to a Maybach in this video—we weren’t sure which of the two was more ridiculous, but we laughed more at Ansari’s 5-second cameo and his silly dance. In the Spike Jonez-directed clip for “Otis,” Ye and Jay hack apart a Maybach so they can drive donuts in a deserted lot, with a few models in tow.
If a few tracks on Watch The Throne get a bit introspective, it’s certainly not this one, where the new visuals magnify the fact that these two are simply rolling in money. But just to balance things out, the clip ends with a note explaining that the Maybach will be put up for auction, with proceeds benefitting the East African drought disaster. That’s just how the throne rolls, we guess. Take a look:
● With rumors of an ecstasy, cocaine, and ketamine cocktail, it’s perhaps a comfort to hear that Amy Winehouse — who died Saturday at the age of 27 — expired in her own bed after telling a friend she needed sleep. [TMZ] ● Kim Kardashian ditched her own party to crash her fiance’s Las Vegas bachelor party, cameras in tow, of course. [PageSix/Us] ● Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have called off their engagement, ending their just ten-month relationship. Kristin is “in shock that the dream wedding she was planning is going to end this way.” [People]
● Kristen Stewart’s Snow White looks very serious and a little spindly-kneed. [LAT] ● The Beckhams are donating the 9K or so worth of baby gifts they’ve received to charity. [ContactMusic] ● Otis Redding’s daughter says that she and her family really like the “swagger elements” of Jay-Z and Kanye’s ode to her father, “Otis.” [Billboard]
With official August release dates confirmed for Watch the Throne–and “H.A.M.” now relegated to bonus material on the album–Ye and Jay have finally released a new single. “Otis,” a sample of Otis Redding’s 1966 single “Try A Little Tenderness,” premiered on the radio yesterday. Several tagged versions immediately appeared on the web before Jay added a clean cut to his Life + Times blog.
Each of the rappers offers up about 8 bars at a time before switching things off to the other. Although Jay has admitted that there were some disagreements during the recording process, things are all good between the two, because at some point he threatens to “murk” anyone who takes issue with Yeezy. As for Kanye—“Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses/sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive”—expect lines that only he could deliver.
Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci created the artwork for both Watch the Throne and the new “Otis” single.
1.Big 4 (Nob Hill) – Truly old school, named after infamous railroad tycoons. Clubby, old money feel. 2.Restaurant Gary Danko (Fishermans Wharf) – Plan on dropping a small fortune, but from start to finish, it’s all worth it. 3.Top of the Mark (Nob Hill) – Top of Nob feels like top of the world with a drink, arm candy, and le jazz hot.
4.Otis (Union Square) – Fake you’re a member by getting there before open entry at 8 p.m. 5.Restaurant Michael Mina (Union Square) – We brake for socialites. Wedding reception décor in lighter shade of pale to match clientele.