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Kanye West and Jay-Z premiere 'Otis' video

August 11, 2011 |  7:14 pm

Kanye West and Jay-Z 
Kanye West and Jay-Z have finally offered up the first visual in support of their "Watch the Throne" joint album.

The duo premiered the Spike Jonze-directed clip for the album's lead track "Otis," Thursday night on MTV and BET platforms.

In the video, the Throne keep it simple -- if simple for them means torching and chopping up a black Maybach to transform it into some souped-up ATV hybrid, which they take for a joyride -- with models and Aziz Ansari in tow. The clip closes with a message that the customized vehicle will be auctioned off with proceeds to benefit the East African drought disaster.

Upon its much anticipated digital release Monday, the album shot straight to No. 1 on iTunes in 23 countries and will easily cement a top spot on the Billboard chart with projected sales that could top 500,000 copies, according to the trade.

Click on to watch the video. 


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Photo: Kanye West and Jay-Z attend the exclusive listening event for "Watch The Throne" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Monday. Credit: Kevin Mazur / WireImage