In addition to her prolific music catalog OTEP is also famous for her thought provoking, spoken word performances. So much so in fact she is consiered a DEF POETRY ALL STAR, as she has appeared on Russell Simmons’ DEF POETRY on HBO.
With that being the case OTEP has once again partnered up with Russell Simmons on his ALL DEF POETRY project. ALL DEF POETRY is a new channel brought to you by Russell Simmons – a world-renowned champion of the spoken word art form. Fresh, riveting, and featuring some of the best voices in the genre, ALL DEF POETRY brings you the raw power of spoken word!
Beginning today you can watch OTEP‘s ALL DEF POETRY performance of “Crawling Up” Below. OTEP partnered with Director Aleks Rastovic & ALL DEF POETRY to create this piece.
OTEP spoke about her past and current collaborations with Russell Simmons and ALL DEF POETRY:
“I’ve partnered with Russell Simmons and ALL DEF POETRY to create the future of spoken word performance.“
“My performances on HBO‘s DEF POETRY changed my life. I appeared on HBO’s DEF POETRY twice before and am so honored to partner again with Russell Simmons and ALL DEF POETRY to create a new platform for spoken word artists.”
Earlier this year OTEP unleashed her latest album, GENERATION DOOM, via Napalm Records. The critically acclaimed album debuted at #10 on the Independent Chart, #7 on the Rock Chart, #4 on the Hard Rock Chart and #109 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is far more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.