The song “Otis” is performed by American rapper Jay-Z and American rapper Kanye West of The Throne. The song is released as the fourth song on the tracklist from the rapper’s collaboration album “Watch the Throne”. “Otis” is a mid-tempo hip-hop song, which is built upon a sample of the cover version “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding. The song was released on July 20, 2011, Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show and subsequently was released for download to the Internet as a way to promote the upcoming album. “Otis” was written by Kanye West along with Shawn Carter, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Kirk Robinson and Roy Hammond. The song debuted at #47 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending August 6, 2011. The song debuted at #89 on the Canadian Hot 100 and rose to #37.