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In their Spike Jonez-directed video for “Otis,” the first single from Watch the Throne, Jay Z and Kanye take a power saw and a blow torch to a Maybach, one of the world’s top 5 most expensive cars. Unfortunately, there’s always more to it than that.As “Otis” plays in the background — a remixed, re-dubbed hip hop version of Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” — Jay and Kanye West saw off the top and the doors of this 400,000 dollar car, before adding armor to it and making it look like that car the Dreadnoks drove in GI Joe.
And if that wasn’t enough, then the two bastards stick a bunch of hot chicks in the back and take them for a little joyride. While what they’re asking for it now seems high, the car looks kinda little better than the uber-expensive German automobile looked originally.
It’s pretty amazing to watch, and Yahoo actually wrote an interesting piece on the vid, dissecting the logistics behind it all. But as they themselves sort of fail to point out, logistics perhaps aren’t really that big of an issue when you spend $250,000 ON A BAR TAB!!
And despite DUB Magazine’s Myles Kovacs insisting that the car’s worth “is nothing now…it would start malfunctioning big-time,” the duo is still planning on hocking it to a buyer, with all proceeds going to charity: “The vehicle used in this video will be offered up for auction. Proceeds will be donated towards the East African drought disaster.” Here’s a link to the cause.
But honestly, the only people who might buy it now are those Mad Max aficionados who go to the desert every year to re-enact Beyond Thunderdome. What do you guys think, or do you care? A good cause, or just a good video?
(sorta via Yahoo)
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Jeff Nau is a main contributor to the Jace Hall Show covering pop culture and music trends in the nerd community. He has contributed to San Diego City Beat, 944, and Ill Literature, amongst others, and spends his spare time working as an artist and photographer.
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