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Gospel Recording Artist Otis Kemp’s newest single “The Reason” has soared to #38 on the Billboard Charts.

The Reason” is Kemp’s breakout single and positioning him to be one of the top indie artist of the year to look out for. Recently Otis presented at “Jay Williams” Gospel Hip Hop Awards Hosted by Canton Jones & R&B artist Tweet. As the weather heats up this uptempo & encouraging song is the new summer jam taking airwaves by storm.  Coming from Hip Hop industry Otis Kemp’s giant leap to the Gospel music scene introduces his fresh new style while not straying away from the message of the Gospel. 

Hailing from Carol City Florida, by way of the Bahamas. The cutting edge recording artist, songwriter and composer Otis Kemp is taking the gospel music industry by storm. Otis style is revolutionary, bridging gospel and Miami Hip Hop culture. From Rick Ross and Flo Rida to legends like Betty WhiteThe Commodores, and Timbaland, to name a few, Otis has earned a well-respected name for himself in the music industry. His style incorporates the perfect mixture of soulful church sounds with the hard-core street music sound of Miami. There’s simply no one like Otis Kemp in gospel music today.

Standing at 6 feet and 6 inches, many thought Otis would have pursued professional athletics, as an NFL or NBA player. But Otis always knew his heart and his true calling was carved out in music history from the day he was born. 

Outside of music, Otis is also an entrepreneur. Like many youth growing up, Otis faced his share of challenges. Otis, who was kicked out of many schools in South Florida, now owns Appleseeds Performing Arts Academy in Pompano Beach, FL, about one hour from Miami. He has taken the challenges he faced as a youth and turned that into a passion for helping all kids succeed, especially those who are considered at-risk and underserved.

Otis Kemp’s new hit single is being serviced  nationwide and available on all digital outlets. He is currently available for speaking, performance, interviews & collaboration opportunities.

K.I.S.H. Magazine Exclusive Interview with Otis Kempl!

KISH: Tell us about you..

My name is Otis Kempl, I’m from Miami, Florida, I’m a live music recording artist, singer, songwriter and producer. 

KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?

Otis: This dream was instilled into me from a little child. I always enjoyed helping people, always enjoyed writing and singing music and I always wanted to be a business professional. Therefore by doing so, it would help my friends and family and those that I come in contact with during this journey of life. 

Dreams are the fuel to your destiny. As a man thinketh in his heart. So is he? If you can think it, you can do it. The Bible says, write the vision down and make it plain, whatever you do. Don’t stop dreaming.

KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream? What inspired me to do?

Otis:What I’m doing is watching people like Andre Crouch, Stevie Wonder, John P Kee, Fred Hammond and others pursue their dreams. And go after it and accomplish it. Regardless of the challenges that they’ve encountered.

KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered? 

Otis: My understanding is that life is not about giving up, but it’s about pursuit and the pursuit of happiness. That will be a blessing to others, as well as myself.

KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream. others. 

Otis: To bring people closer to Christ. That they would have a relationship with him. And to help the youth become the best that they can be. And build my community as well as my family and friends into a better life.

Last modified: June 30, 2022