With an early co-sign from comedian Amy Schumer, and accolades as one of the top “underground” artists of 2011 and 2012, Queens rapper/producer Otis Clapp has spent the better part of the past few years sharpening his live show and working behind the scenes, producing, mixing and mastering music for other artists. Most notably, Otis executive produced three projects for YC The Cynic (now known as Kemba), including his 2013 GNK album. Today, Otis steps out of the shadows to rekindle flames as an emcee with the release of his long-awaited Helen Keller EP.
Inspired by the famed author and political activist of the same name, who was well known for being the first deaf and blind person to ever earn a bachelor of arts degree, the EP is a collection of eclectic hip-hop tracks that speak to Otis’ frustration from being misunderstood and often unheard.
Listen to the project below and let us know what you think.