“‘Helen Keller’ was inspired by the notion of me being unheard or misunderstood. I suppose it’s a reference to my music falling on ‘deaf ears,’ or even people being blind to what I’m doing. Summed up with a spoken word-esque third verse that basically tells listeners to be who you are unapologetically, but to never lose your soul while doing it.” – Otis Clapp
Famed author and political activist Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was well-known for being the first deaf and blind person to ever earn a bachelor of arts degree. She serves as the inspiration for Queens rapper/producer Otis Clapp‘s latest single.