Otep has released an explosive rendition of Eminem’s ‘The Way I Am’ as the latest single from her upcoming album, “The God Slayer.” The song is a powerful and defiant statement about the pressures of fame and the hypocrisy of the music industry.
Otep‘s version of ‘The Way I Am’ is more aggressive and visceral than the original. Lead singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Shamaya, spits the lyrics with a venomous rage, her voice raw and unfiltered. The song is backed by a pounding, driving beat that perfectly captures the song’s intensity.
The song’s lyrics are just as powerful as the music. In this version, the vocalist, takes aim at the media, the music industry, and even her own fans, calling out their hypocrisy and their expectations of her. She sings about feeling trapped and misunderstood, and about her desire to be free to express herself without fear of judgment.
‘The Way I Am’ is a powerful and timely song that speaks to the anger and frustration of many people today. Otep‘s performance is raw and unfiltered, and it is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they were not being heard. The song has received double-platinum certification in the U.S. and critical acclaim worldwide, including platinum certification in the U.K. and gold in Sweden.
“The God Slayer” is due for release on September 15 via Cleopatra. The album is said to be a “deeply personal and introspective” album that explores Otep‘s experiences with trauma, addiction, and mental health.
In a statement, Shamaya said that she wanted to make an album that would “speak to the pain and anger that people are feeling right now.” She said that she wanted to create a “platform for people to express themselves without fear of judgment.”
Not only is Shamaya a revered musical figure, known for her intrepid blending of metal genres and hip-hop, as exemplified on her notorious 2002 debut album “Sevas Tra”, but she’s also amassed an enormous following based on her fearless performances and confrontational, spiritually tinged lyrics. It’s that combination of radical artistry and galvanizing message that the world desperately needs now more than ever, and Otep is ready to answer the call.