Rap titans Jay-Z and Kanye West are premiering their Spike Jonze-helmed video for the track "Otis," which samples Otis Redding's classic "Try A Little Tenderness." The video will premiere on MTV.com on August 11 at 8:56 PM EST.
Director of the films
Being John Malkovich and
Where the Wild Things Are, Jonze has directed clips for the Beastie Boys, West, Beck, and LCD Soundsystem.
Jay-Z and West released their much-anticipated joint album Watch The Throne on August 8 on iTunes, where it hit number one in 23 countries.
So far, not much is known about the video, besides two photos that were reportedly leaked from the video's set, featuring a large American flag and another of Jonze and West on set that "ultimately revealed nothing about the clip's theme or overall feel," according to MTV.
Included on the album is West and Jay-Z's single "H.A.M." as well as the track "Lift Off" featuring Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Other vocals on the album include Odd Future's Franck Ocean and samples of both Redding and Curtis Mayfield. Mike Dean, Swizz Beatz, No ID, and The Neptunes also had a hand in the production. The cover of the new album was designed by Riccardo Tisci, artistic director of Givenchy.