Shanti Dope's “Amatz” Isn’t About What You Think It Is

Turns out that song you might have heard on a Marvel show is rooted in spirituality.

( Rapper-songwriter Shanti Dope had already established himself as one of the most exciting names in Filipino music with early hits like “Nadarang,” “Apoy,” and “Norem.” The 20-year-old rapper (a.k.a. Sean Patrick Ramos) exploded into the mainstream when he came out with “Amatz,” which might initially sound like a glorification of inebriation and hedonism.

Well, that does not seem to be the case, as the rapper himself explains that it’s actually rooted in spirituality and mysticism. Shanti Dope talks about how he came up with the song, dismantles preconceived notions about it, and the absolute thrill of hearing it played in a Marvel-produced TV show. Check out this excerpt from OG Presents: Shanti Dope:

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