Jay Z and Kanye Drop "Otis" Video With All The Spike Jonze, Aziz Ansari, Models, and East African Drought Relief Needed to Rule

The charm of "Otis," the first single from Jay Z and Kanye West's collaborative album Watch the Throne, is simple: Jay and 'Ye spit great verses over a killer Otis Redding sample. But the track doesn't make all that much sense as a single -- it's infectious, yeah, but there's not much going on. You've got to respect the duo for putting out a single that's so old school, so loose.

But with such a focused track, you knew the video was going to be massive, and guess what? It totally is.

"Otis" premiered on yesterday, and it's a doozy. Directed by Spike Jones, the clip finds the twosome cruising around in a torn up Maybach. There are hot chicks. There's Aziz Ansari. There's a message at the end that the car used in the video will be auctioned off to aid in the East African drought relief cause.

It looks like fun -- whether you're on board with Watch The Throne or not.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.