SOHH Whatcha Think: Which "Otis" Freestyle Was The Best? 9 Top Spittas Challenge The Throne. [Click Hear & Speak]
Friday, Aug 5, 2011 6:10AM
With the release of Watch the Throne less than a week away, the "Otis" remixes and freestyles continue to pop up online. Let's take a look at some hot spitters who have either tagged-teamed the beat or took it on dolo.
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As you peep the vids, check the flows and wordplay. Then answer our Question of the Day: What rapper/duo murdered the "Otis" beat?
Standout Bar: "N*ggaz tryna find the wave? Getta brush then. Love money and ain't got none? That's a crush then. Money talks, n*gga you broke: Hush then."
Review: I mean, it's cool. Couple slick bars. But easily gets lost among the other versions.
Standout Bar: "Claimin' that you movin them birds -- we know you lie alot. You fickle, you couldn't hustle a nickel outta dime spot."
Review: Pap still got that rapid-fire flow, son. Lotta slick lines in this one right here. Outta the gang of "Otis" remixes, this is most def a standout joint.
Freeway & Young Chris
Standout Bar: "I'mma diamond in the rough like Alicia on a Baby Grande." - Freeway
Review: Niiiiice. Free and Chris still got it, but the constant name dropping of Jay-Z and references to their Roc days distracts you from the flow and makes you wonder what woulda happened if Roc-A-Fella had never crumbled. Hot joint though.
Styles P. & Jadakiss
Standout Bar: "[Styles] Always been the hardest, now I'm just way better than every f*ckin artist. [Jada]Everybody's a target."
Review:Pound-for-pound, it doesn't get much better that a classic Styles and Kiss back and forth flow. As expected, the duo rock out on this track, with Styles sounding a bit more energetic than his man Jada. Still my personal favorite.
Honorable Mention: Game
Standout Bar: "N*ggas be chasin' they youth, but its gone. Yo 'Ye: This n*gga aint even wanna put you on."'
Review: Ok, yeah. So technically since Game didn't ride the same beat, its unfair to throw him in the mix, but this version is more like a remix/diss (dissmix?) of the original. Game still believes in namedropping, let it go son.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Which "Otis" freestyle was the best?
Whoa. Before you make your decision, we've got a new contender: Busta Rhymes and DMX recently released their own version of "Otis". Enjoy.
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]