Tonight, DJ Funkmaster Flex ( premiered the latest single off the much-hyped Watch The Throne collabo featuring Hip Hop Kings, Kanye West and Jay Z, spitting on a Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness” sample.

"Otis" is quite simply a disappointment... We waited all these months for THIS ****?

  • Eb

    I thought funkmaster flex was in jail

  • Jazzy Mommy

    Sandrarose says:
    “Otis” is quite simply a disappointment… We waited all these months for THIS ****?


  • datsmdubya2u

    Very lazy just rapping over a verse of a Otis Redding song. Sounds like something they just did over the weekend hanging out not much thought put into it. And they wonder why people pirate it's not worth a hard earned dollar because no work was put into it.

  • Redeemed777

    I wish I was around when Sandra posted on the '' HAMAD '' story, but anyway I'll post what " THUS SAITH THE LORD " since I really don't have nothing to say about the industry puppets above.

    If you are reading this Mr. so-called HAMAD:

    '' Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.''

    PSALM 49:11 KJV


    '' Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.''

    PSALM 52:7 KJV

    Oh yeah, I do have one verse for the above industry puppets:

    '' Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? ''

    [ Spoken in Matthew 23:33 By Jesus Himself!! ] LoL!

  • LadyLioness Scott. I'm mad they thought that letting Otis carry these lame a$$ lyrics would suffice. Hmm....pity if this is really off of Watch the Throne. Is that the same throne Beyaki built? :coffee:

    Otis' :ghost: is mad as shyt at this.

  • Redeemed777

    As for the rest of us:

    The Lord said that the second coming will mirror the events in Noah's time ( Matthew 24:37 )

    Now The Lord saved only Noah and his family, what makes so-called followers of Christ today think The Lord will not destroy as many people as He wills on the day of wrath???

    There are millions or billions of people on this earth, and if the Lord has to destroy every last one of us HE WILL.

    Don't deceive yourself into thinking you can just live any kind of way and still make it to heaven. THAT"S A BLOODY LIE.

    '' For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

    5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

    6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

    7 And delivered JUST LOT, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

    8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

    2 PETER 2:4-8

  • Ms. Everything

    I think I might be one of the few people in the world and the only person I know not looking forward to this album dropping :shrugs: I love Ye but I haven't bought anything from Jay since the one he released in 00-01.

    Anyway the song is alright (which is a pity since I love the original), it would've been better without all the screaming at the end and minus Jay Z's part imo

  • eastpointvet

    lol lazy lyrics casual rap listeners are funny. they rhyme scheme alone is crazy not to mention the sample. jay especially is the master of saying something that totally seems surface and it mens something completely different and how they tie in to each others verses some classic #hiphop and hearing flex premier the song was almost as good as the song he was funny as hell lol. all the top hiphop writers who attended the listening session was in consensus about this being one of the standout tracks and this coming from people who do criticize music for a living and not just the radio program them to what they suppose to hear.

  • Redeemed777


    '' vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked " 2 PETER 2:7

    LOT was angry with the filthy conversations of the wicked, and Lot and his daughters were saved. ( same thing with Redeemed777- I hate filthy conversation!!! )

    Note that the Lord calls the people who engage in filthy conversation as WICKED:

    Filthy conversation is:

    1. Cursing

    2. Sexual jargon talk

    3. Rap lyrics ( 99% of Rappers fall into this category )

    4. Ritual chantings

    5. Boasting ( I got this, and I got that. Rappers again fall into this category )

    6. Pretty much any kind of talk not supported in the Bible.

    '' The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.''

    PROVERBS 8:13

  • Redeemed777

    And all those who support WICKEDNESS, if you think you will get in them gates,.....LoL....

    '' Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, AND DEPART FROM EVIL ''

    PROVERBS 3:7

  • Redeemed777

    You can think this is a game if you want to. I don't water down the Word of The Lord to please nobody.

    '' And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious. ''

    EZEKIEL 2:7

  • Ms. Everything

    East I don't agree with half of what the reviewers/critics say and don't trust their opinions. They can all be bought and alot of them go by what's popular or different vs what's actually good. and I don't listen to the radio so no programming here lol, I'm just picky with what I like and this just doesn't do it. I won't say the lyrics are lazy though, they both had some good verses but for as much as this has been hyped up I expected better. And even though I'm not a fan of Jay anymore he can do better lyrically

  • H-Townmama

    I agree with most of what you write but you go about it in such a way that instead of bringing people closer it will drive them away. That does nothing for you nor the person you turned away. I know you have a zeal for the Most High, but you go about spreading His message in the wrong way and you too will be held accountable for your actions. No one is saying sugar coat things but you are using the wrong platform to spread your message. You can find a much more productive way I'm sure.

  • overpowerradio

    I love God and skipped over everything Redeemer777 said....

    I didn't like the track either. Not a very creative way to use the O.R. sample....didn't make sense to intro w/the song, and a shopping list of other negative critiques. Their vocal energy sounds great, just wasn't interested in what they had to say (for the most part).

  • LaTechGrad02

    I'll wait until a few more tracks are released before writing this one off :coffee: Wow, Redeemed must feel some kind of way about Otis Redding.....or something.....too early to read all of that.

  • Sandra Rose

    datsmdubya2u says:

    Very lazy just rapping over a verse of a Otis Redding song. Sounds like something they just did over the weekend hanging out not much thought put into it.

    :clap: These were my thoughts exactly. It sounded like two narcissists in the booth trying to outdo each other over a single looped track. I'm disappointed in Kanye. I expected much better from him :no:

  • Sandra Rose

    @ eastpointvet: lol, those music critics jock riders that you speak of tend to say whatever they think the labels want to hear - especially when they're being wined and dined at private listening sessions - AND especially if they want to secure another invite to a future session! Please. :eyeroll: This track is garbage. Let's see if it takes off at radio.

  • Dawn Sheen

    East, I too disagree w/ you... I listen to lyrics in songs and well yes there are one or two good ones in this song. At this point these two should be mind flucking us way better than this. This song is like a pretty girl with dry snatch. I'll be sitting on the dock of the bay waiting to tell Otis they flucked up his song... I am a fan of both men in this case it was a sing and a miss.

    SN: My number lock was off on my laptop... I thought I got banned...I died just a little...

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    song= :coffee:

  • AirForceGirl

    I am not a fan of rap music (and maybe that's the problem) but I liked the song :shrug: , matter of fact, I'm finna go listen to it one-mo-'gain!!!

  • AirForceGirl

    :rofl: this fool said, "I wrote Jesus Walks so I'm never going to hell"... :rofl: Crazy guy!

  • Smonae80

    Damn Redeemed, to early 4 this ish
    I liked the song, it had real hip hop feel, I think its so much bs & bubble gum rap getting air play that people dont know what good music is anymore, I also think both Jay & Kanye could've did better lyrically,, but its still a hot track ,,, Good Morning all

  • TruGemini

    Will probably be one of a very few who actually thought the song was okay. I actually liked Kanye's verses much better than Jay's (and I usually can not stand Kanye). LOVE the Otis Redding sample (but couldn't help but think of the movie 'Pretty In Pink').

    It was aight and I can guarantee that mainstream hip hop fans are gonna love it...

  • Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    UGH! clicked the link & it says file not found :mad:

    Newayz.. :yahoo: how bout I have an interview Tuesday?!?!? AND it's a referral!! SUPER psyched! :dance:

  • Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    Oh yeah, GM ALL! :lol:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    GM FAM!

    I acually thought the song was okay too! I mean YES they could've done better and we expected better but it definitely reminds me of old school hip hop! Lyrically, they could've made me have an orgasm (THEY DID NOT) but I will still bang it because I'm tired of Old Money, Young Money, Some Money, Whose Money, What Money! :smack:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    GM Fay Fay (my REAL bay bay) :kiss:
    Congrats on the interview....I HOPE EVERYTHANG GOES WELL! Get Redeemed to pray for you!

  • Dawn Sheen

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    GM FAM!

    I acually thought the song was okay too! I mean YES they could’ve done better and we expected better but it definitely reminds me of old school hip hop! Lyrically, they could’ve made me have an orgasm (THEY DID NOT) but I will still bang it because I’m tired of Old Money, Young Money, Some Money, Whose Money, What Money

    Yes, I am tired of Barbies, GEM dolls, bratz dolls, garbage pail kids, Island Dollar General Doll and suitcases

  • mirsmommy

    I heard this song this morning.

    Hated It!!!!!

    Good Morning SR Fam :waves:

  • Dawn Sheen

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    Get Redeemed to pray for you!


    Umm hmmm nah, Redeemed prays like the old testament... she will miss her interview... Jesus be a fence but not built by Redeemed

  • Nhere

    Earlier this year I surely wondered "what is jay z going to do?" It seems he has dropped an album every year since 96. He had a compilation last year and we see a duet this year.

    These are some talented brothers but this craft is waning. We had this powerful platform to change things but rappers abused it for selfish gains. Now most of those kats are back in the hood as if nothing ever happened with good stories to tell.

    For some reason it's hard for me to get with Kanye's voice since Drake super monotone broke out. If I hear 2 or 3 cuts that grabs me maybe I can get with this. This cut is el uncalente.

    Usually when something like this comes together there it is monumental. Right now it's just ehh. About 2 or 3 years late with this one. Show and prove.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @mirsm morning :hug:


    Moanin Fam

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ DAWN - (regarding the song) - I AM SO IN AGREEANCE W/YOU! I just hate this new generation of hip hop! UGH! I know that music needs to progress for the new generation AND MAYBE I SHOULD NOT LIKE IT but it's the main reason why I don't listen to Mainstream radio!

    (regarding Redeemed praying) - PAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAA - YOU ARE SOOO STOOOPID! I take it back! We don't need that prayer! :rofl:

  • mirsmommy

    Heyyyyy Lakes :kiss: What kind of surgery is your friend having????

    Heyyyyy Luscious Luscious, Tatted, Dawn (pretty pic), Fay (congrats on the interview), and errybody :hug:

  • Mamacita

    I like the song. It's 10000000x better than "Make It Rain Trick", "Pole in My Pants", "Racks on Racks", or any of that other GARBAGE that is popular these days.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    GM MIRS, Mamacita, Luscious, Lakes, Dawn... :kiss:

  • Bigbadwolf

    Good morning :waves:

    i couldn't hear the song, but i'm really not into Kanye anyway. jay Z always has to grow on me.

  • LadeeA

    I didn't listen to the song because I REALLY don't care for either one of these as Redeemed put it "industry puppets" and my comment is: These dudes are snoozers :yawn: and will forever be. They need to take some vitamin supplements and then take a nap cuz they are old and washed.

    The END.

  • Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    :dead: at TaBew sending Redeemed to pray for me, just :dead: dammit!

  • Daisy

    Good Morning

    I liked the song :dance: is it the best song ever in life no but its better than half the other crap folks think is hot. I like Yeezys verses the best. I didn't have any expectations regarding this cd I am sure I will like other songs better and hate some as well.

  • Bigbadwolf

    :offtopic: Has anybody watched that Aries Spears comedy special? I watched it for the first time and that niccah made a song and video called FUKK A BOOK NICCAH LOOK AT MY DANCE. talking about the "new" hip hop that chit was hilarious.

  • Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    GM TaBewski :kiss:
    Lusciousness :kiss:

    Mirrrs :hug: thanks suga! I am hoping beyond hope to get it. Trying not to be over confident but claiming it!

    GM Dawn witcho cwazy self (old test. prayin?? :rofl: )
    BBW!!! :hug: wut's crack-a-lackin?

  • Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    Lakes!! I missed u up there chica :hug: how u be?

  • 2thick4u

    I had to listen to this song three times to actually get all the lyrics...but I loved the beat!! My parents were huge Otis fans, I'll get with my dad later & play it & see what he thinks!! My question is who the hell is doing all that HOLLARING at the end :rofl: !!!!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    *ruffling BBW's locks w/my freshly manicured hands*

    Hey Sugah! :bow:

  • Bigbadwolf

    Hey Fayla :hug:
    GM Luscious, Tatted, Mirs, and errybody else that doesn't speak to me :lol:

  • yayo85

    i think calling this a disappointment is quite an exaggeration. Is it the greatest song? Not at all, but it is definitely one that is worth listening to repeatedly. For all those who dislike this song and claim that it's bad I seriously would like to know what's your top played songs on your playlist. I think so many people have been caught up in bubble gum/party songs that they can't appreciate a damn good rap song.

  • Dawn Sheen

    Move too the the post... cover your left eye.. if tang offends you then stay here...

  • Bigbadwolf

    @ Tatted be careful ruffling those fingers through my locks, that's a turn on. :biggrin:

  • Mamacita

    :waves: Hey Tatted!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    BBW - *sheepishly grinning*! I think this is the most perverted thing I have ever had the PLEASURE of seeing you say! :rofl:

  • doubleaa

    @Redeemed...I must ask you...since this blog/comment page is full of things you and the Lord despise (cursing, sexual jargon, gossip)...why do you come here?

  • AirForceGirl

    @ 2THICK,

    My question is who the hell is doing all that HOLLARING at the end !!!!

    :cosign: that kinda flucked up the vibe of the song for me!!!
    like, STFU already! :rofl:

  • Daisy

    That was the Illumanti war cry at the end :lol: I kid I kid

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    :wtf: I hope this is the rough draft version...... :coffee:

    Good Morning Everyone

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    GM Blunt!

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    while I was playing the song my co-worker came to ask something and that damn hollering was embarassing.... no song should have bs like that in it that's not music...... the best part was Otis

  • Femme Fatale

    The track is hot....on so many levels. :yes: Everything isn't for everybody. :coffee:

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    Good morning Tatted :)

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven


  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Oh! Okay, Blunt. LOL

  • eastpointvet

    when i spoke about the critics i would agree with yall had this been the only song they heard but they heard the whole album with varying opinions on all the songs but this one and the consensus on this song was its hot. this is classic hiphop which most who not real students of hiphop wouldnt know. classic chopped up sample classic braggadocious rhymes which noone does as good as ye and jay. will this help feed the billion africans that 50 cent wants to feed in the next couple years or help the president figure out the budget?? no, but its not suppose to. the album gotta have a balance it will have the lyrical songs it will have the fun songs. but this song is still more lyrical than a lot of you will ever understand because you not into lyrics like that. think jay said it best i write some though provoking ish yall question if i fell off i write big pimpin yall hail me the greatest writer of the 21 century

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    Tatted the Bull I :heart: you.........

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    That's wuts up, Blunt! AND YOU REMEMBER I'MMA TAURUS! :yes:

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    I like the initial feel of the track but it's lacking, it could be better :waiting: for a remix

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    @Tatted How could i forget i'm one too ma.... Taurus on Taurus

  • eastpointvet


  • SamYell JacksEm is AWESOME

    :cosign: East
    But I won't debate on what type of listener will or won't like this song. It's just music, ingest what you please. I mean, the popular vote on most of these sites say that "Motivation" was/is a banger, I think it sound like everything else and if you didn't know who sang it you would think it was Rhianna

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    Tatted I wanted to ask you, my face been breaking out and on prior posts I saw you reccomend clean and clear but exactly which one?

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Don't get me started, Blunt!

    #teamtaurus EAST! My nigg! :yes: - May 13th

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Blunt....CLEAN & CLEAR FOR SENSITIVE SKIN! It's a purple color! Don't get the "pearlized" one!

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    Tatted :tittays:
    Thanks I'm gonna pick up some, with this heat my skin been feeling oily and breaking out.

  • Daisy

    I think ppl liked Big Pimpin for the beat I know I did I wasn't checking for Jays lyrics and I am sure some ppl who are into lyrics didn't like the song East and that's ok too. I am all abt beat first and lyrics 2nd but I do like this song for both.

  • eastpointvet

    me and janet got may 16th locked down.

    really beat then lyrics daisy?

  • xamaycan

    Sandra LIES you are telling! This song is SICK and the beat BANGS! Meh Cyant Wait till the album drop and let me tell you I havent purchased a CD in YEARS! I love Jay and Ye together, this will def go down as a classic.

  • xamaycan

    My Tatted Bew and Blunt! Sup Ladies!

  • Smokie

    I loooove Otis Redding, so the problem I'm having with this song is that I'm ignoring the rapping and focusing on Otis' part. I guess I need to listen again...

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ works, especially if your consistent. Get you a good toner too! CVS has one...I didn't say expensive. LOL

    @ East.....I share a bday w/Stevie Wonder & Dorothy Zbornack (golden girls) - Bea Arthur. :rofl: - THAT'S ALL I GOT!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    MY XYZ! HEY BEW BEW! I digs it too!

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    @xamaycan :hi: beautiful :hug:
    Tatted the bull I never used toner before, always been a soap and water type with an occaisional st. ives apricot scrub. So what's the toner's purpose

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    It just helps to tone the skin, bring down some of the oil! I use it right after I wash my face w/clean & clear!

    I have extremely oily skin (which is really not a bad thang) because it helps slows down the aging process, which is why all those "alabaster" folks look old a chit! BUT get it, use it w/cotton balls. It works.

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    Smokie I like Otis too and I feel what Jay and Ye are trying to do but in try a little tenderness Otis's passion can't be touched.

  • Kang Dang aKa blunt

    Thanks Tatted you the best I never had :kiss:

  • xamaycan

    :hugs: for tatted and blunt

  • caligirl

    @AirForceGirl Good Morning!:) I meant to direct my statement yesterday at the other commenter.

    Kayne and Jay are on ONE:no: The track sounded great until they started.

  • LadyLioness

    LMAO! So I'm a radio listener who doesn't know real hiphop because I don't like how they tried to ride a Redding classic half-assed? Yeah okay.

  • eastpointvet

    ladylioness not trying to be funny but how old are you?

  • OSHH

    As a hip hop head I find the lyrics trite and boring. and I am 37 for the record, came up when hip hop as a whole was about something other than corporate greed.

  • LadyLioness

    I'm old enough to know good music. Why?

  • Ididntreallymeanit

    I like,but what was with all that screaming at the end? Good song though.

  • DMisses

    I like it


    Femme Fatale says:

    The track is hot….on so many levels. Everything isn’t for everybody.

  • eastpointvet

    im talking bout check books, credit cards, more money than a sucka can eva spend..........thats classic hiphop and nobody would deny that but when somebody like jay does it in 2011 people act like hiphop hasnt always been built on bragging. sunroof cadillacs just been replaced with bentleys.

  • CTFinest37f

    Wow I guess the hate will always be there...smh, and I do not like to use the word hate, hater, etc. My question is what the heck is lazy rapping?? I mean come on, that doesn't even make any sense. Not only that the song is straight fire, the sample, the bars, everything is fire...I guess everybody is brainwashed by the same ole same ole now a days geesh!

  • missknowitall

    I guess I'm one of the few who actually like the track :party: I don't know what the hail they spitting about but the tune itself is catchy :party: I guess cause its Otis Redding rocking in the background. Its definitely taken off in the NY radio. The DJ's here rep hard for people like Jay good or bad.