She's been an example of a true artist and a poet for a decade now and hasn't stopped rocking since! Otep is fantastic to her fans and has been a real example of talent and passion in an industry that mass produces bullshit for fast cash. Being active politically she's an advocate for being an informed American citizen as well as a world citizen. You're spot on in this analysis. ROCK ON!
@coiledrose "Informed American citizen"? As long as it does come down to questioning Obama as much as she (rightfully) did Bush. She's silent there.
@sflm @coiledrose It could be that she is going through a more artful period in her life that does not involve politics as much. The album art and inspiration for HYDRA testifies to that possibility. Such was not the case with Ascension or Smash the Control Machine. Her last album Atavist shows a period of transformation. I hate it when people put their own ideas of 'responsibility' upon a musical artist. Their only 'responsibilities' are to inspire and create.