With an early indirect co-sign from comedian Amy Schumer for his song "Fiona," 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 four 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 to the fore and looks to rekindle flames as an emcee with "Demons Into Diamonds," produced by 20th Letter.
The song is the first track from the rapper's forthcoming Hellen Keller EP.
"When I wrote this, I hadn't put out music in a while, so I was approaching this as my "welcome back party." Demons into Diamonds is about turning my negatives into positives; turning short comings into advantages; conquering the things that used to hold me back. In reality, it was, and still is, all mental. It's also a testament to my growth as a man while paying homage to the hardships from which I came." - Otis Clapp