Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Couture Level Flow, It's Never Going On Sale...

Second offering from, "Watch The Throne" produced by Kanye West dropped a few days ago.  The dynamic duo of Kanye West and Jay-Z set the music scene on fire with their previous release of 'H.A.M' from the long anticipated album a few months back.  This new release of "Otis" can only be described as dope.  Who can't appreciate shout-outs to a history making rap duo giving a nod to fashion?

"I made “Jesus Walks” I’m never going to hell
Couture level flow, it’s never going on sale
Luxury rap, the Hermes of verses
Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive
I get it custom, you a customer
You ain’t ‘customed to going through Customs, you ain’t been nowhere, huh?
And all the ladies in the house, got ‘em showing off
I’m done, I hit ya up mana-naaaa!

 Kanye twists a few seconds of Otis Redding’s "Try a Little Tenderness" into a Blueprint-style barrage, setting the stage for some slick collar-popping from Jay-Z.  They keep trading punchlines for three minutes, opting not to interrupt the fun with anything resembling a chorus. When the verses are packed with this much wit and style, who needs one?

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