Queens emcee Otis Clapp makes a plea for unity with his new single ” Prove Me Wrong”. In the song, he urges for us to all get along, regardless of skin color. If only it were that simple.. but I’m sure Otis Clapp knows that it isn’t. We can all dream, right? Perhaps one day it will be so. The more voices that speak up and demand change, the more likely change will be. Stream “Prove Me Wrong” below.
“Prove Me Wrong wasn’t about me throwing my “two cents” into an unfortunately always relevant topic. Prove Me Wrong is a call for unity, love and respect. An open invitation to see the “bigger picture.” – Otis Clapp
About Otis Clapp
“Used to hide the fact that I rap, step-father racist he would snap, used to catch beatings for my love of the culture, now it hurts my soul how these labels are vultures…”
It is this passion for hip hop that has driven Otis Clapp from lunchroom cyphers to sharing stages with heavy weights such as Action Bronson, Diplo and J.Cole. Hailing from Queens New York, Otis buried himself in music from a young age as a means of escaping an unstable and abusive homelife. While Otis always scribbled rhymes in the back of the classroom, it wasn’t until hearing “1999” by Common and Sadat-X that he realized he wanted a career in hiphop. Beginning in 1999 Otis Clapp began writing, Producing, mixing and mastering his own music. His diligence paid off in 2011, when Otis was given the opportunity to mix and executive produce three projects for YC The Cynic (now known as Kemba), including his 2013 “GNK” release. This exposure led to performing at the “Comedy At Knitting Factory 4 Year Anniversary Show,” hosted by Hannibal Buress. Otis performed before Chris Rock’s surprise performance and comedian Amy Schumer later tweeted how she enjoyed Otis’ song “Fiona.” In 2014, following his second straight appearance at CMJ week and a performance at the “New York Loves Dilla” event, his picture graced the front page of the XXL website. Otis followed this up with performances at the Heineken Green Room event with GhostFace Killah and the 2015 Brooklyn HipHop Festival. Otis Clapp’s music has been featured on numerous blogs including Vibe, HiphopDX, 2dopeboyz, and he was included as part of AllHipHop.com’s top 50 underground artists in 2012 and 2013. His music has also been heard on numerous college and internet radio stations, as well as Shade 45 and Hot97 Boston. He has also opened up for Skrillex, Mac Miller, Ab Soul and Hopsin. Going forward in 2017, Otis Clapp will be releasing his “Helen Keller” EP and will continue to turn his “Demons into Diamonds.”