The New York Observer
Date: 2012-02-24
Author: Michael H. Miller

Article Mentions
Author, Michael H. Miller
Mentioned, Jay-Z
Mentioned, Kanye West
Mentioned, R. Kelly
Mentioned, Jeep
Mentioned, Financial Times
Mentioned, Maybach
The video for "Otis" by Jay-Z and Kanye West is a play off of all those luxurious hip-hop videos from better financial times, where musicians show off a legion of cars for no apparent reason other than the fact that they feel like it. Just have a look at the parade of Mercedes at the beginning of the video for Jay-Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." Or: the best in car fetishism, Jay-Z's one-time collaborator, R. Kelly, singing "You Remind Me of Something." What is that something? It's his jeep. Read More...(read more)
... is a play off of all those luxurious hip-hop videos from better financial times, where musicians show off a legion of cars for no apparent reason other than the fact that they feel like it. Just have a look at the parade of Mercedes at the beginning ...


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