On Chuck D’s birthday this past Monday, the Public Enemy leader made a home video rapping over a chopped up version of “Otis”. Many deemed it as a shot at The Throne. He spoke with AHH and explained his reasoning for the song.
“In these difficult times for many people (especially of color), this is a call to artists to continue to inspire, but to reflect the people better than the media does. Here’s to hoping that the Jay-Z & Kanye supergroup can elevate the masses to try a little bit more to reflect Otis’ heart rather than swag, because they’re too good to be less.”