The late Teddy Pendergrass' production company, “Ted On Music,” recently debuted “I Am Who I Am,” on the late music legend's 61st Birthday (March 26). The song, originally recorded in 2006, was among the last that Pendergrass recorded in his lifetime.
According to a press release, Pendergrass wrote the song expressly for inclusion in the biographical film of his life that he was helping to develop. “I Am Who I Am” was intended to sum up and reflect his feelings after having gone through his earthly trials and tribulations, yet still came out feeling victorious and strong.
The Estate of Theodore D. Pendergrass is moving forward with its plans to produce the major motion picture “I Am Who I Am: The Teddy Pendergrass Story,” with actor Tyrese Gibson playing the lead role. The film is tentatively slated to begin shooting in Philadelphia and Toronto before year's end.