Queens rapper Otis Clapp’s premonition adds to the dark tone of his forthcoming Quentin EP on the project’s third leak, “Eulogy.”
“During the writing process for ‘Quentin’, I thought a lot about death. Not necessarily suicide, but more how I wouldn’t want people to be upset at my wake if I DID die. Unconventional to some, but through the good and bad, I’m living the life I want to live. If I died tomorrow and was able to speak at my own wake, “Eulogy” would be my final thoughts and perspectives to offer the world.” – Otis Clapp
Link to premiere of “Eulogy” on GroundSounds: https://goo.gl/v7wVhB
“Eulogy” is from Otis’ forthcoming Quentin EP, which is set to drop Friday, August 31st, and will serve as the follow-up to his 2017 Helen Keller project. Entirely produced by Ricky Vaughn, Quentin is an introduction to Otis’ alter ego Quentin Ballantino— a mashup of one of Otis’ favorite movie directors, Quentin Tarantino, and his favorite beer, Ballantine.
Stream/purchase “Eulogy” here: https://goo.gl/2TmCSo
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More about Otis Clapp
Hailing from Queens, New York, Otis buried himself in music from a young age as a means of escaping an unstable and abusive home life. His passion for hip hop drove him from lunchroom cyphers to sharing stages with heavyweights such as Action Bronson, Diplo, J.Cole, Mac Miller, Ab Soul and more. While Otis always scribbled rhymes in the back of the classroom, it wasn’t until he heard Common and Sadat-X on “1999” that he realized he wanted a career in hip hop.
By 1999 Otis began writing, producing, mixing and mastering his own music. His diligence paid off in 2011, when Otis was afforded the opportunity to mix and executive produce three projects for YC The Cynic (now known as Kemba), including his 2013 GNK album. This led to a performance opportunity at the four year anniversary of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory,” hosted by Hannibal Buress. Here, Otis performed before Chris Rock’s surprise performance and comedian Amy Schumer later co-signed Otis’s song “Fiona.” In 2014, following his second straight appearance at CMJ week and a special guest performance at the NY Loves Dilla event, Otis performed alongside YC at the Heineken Green Room with Ghostface Killah, and performed at the 2015 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Named one of the top “underground” artists of 2011 and 2012, Otis is set to rekindle flames with his forthcoming Quentin EP.