Legendary Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has released his own verson of  “Otis” to ask rappers to be a bit more substantive with their lyrics during these trying times. On “Notice-Know This”, he reminds Jay and ‘Ye that while they are boasting about their considerable wealth, the average Black person is faced with a “great depression inside the recession”.

Speaking with All Hip-Hop, Mista Chuck insists that his track is not a diss aimed at The Throne, but simply a request that the two superstars use their considerable voices for a greater good: “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.”

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