It’s only right that Oddisee and Toine saw fit to shoot their video for “NNGE” in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The go-go drums and D.C. influence are inescapable on this record. Oddisee told TIME: “As a minority in America, I’m used to adversity. I’m used to invisible walls and obstacles. That’s one thing that I . . .
Let’s get into it. Oddisee has a very high commitment to quality art that can be felt on every track of his new album, The Iceberg. Art is often a reflection of the times, and the Washington, D.C. native isn’t afraid to take it there. Religion, politics, race, economics and more are addressed both candidly . . .
“I mean, what is there to fear? I’m from Black America, this just another year.” Oddisee finds his niche against within the rhythm of percussion from a vibrant go-go sample on his latest drop, “NNGE,” which stands for “Never Not Getting Enough.” The song centers around trying to stay positive, even when circumstances don’t make . . .
Following up the smooth vibe of his previous single, Oddisee just released “Like Really.” This “café-turn up” of a track has that signature contemplative flow with soul/jazz chorus breaks that sound so satisfyingly familiar. This is the second single from his upcoming project The Iceberg. The LP dives into the topics of money, sex, politics, . . .
Oddisee never misses, and his latest release, “Things,” leads me to believe that his forthcoming The Iceberg project will be yet another solid listen. The DMV native has crafted a very politically charged message, over an infectious, soulful soundscape that’s bound to pull you onto the dance floor. Stream “Things” below, and look for The . . .
I’d go as far as to say that Oddisee is undefeated. The Washington, D.C. emcee and producer released his Alwasta project about a month ago, and follows up that successful drop with a surging instrumental called “Born Before Yesterday” that alludes to his refusal to accept some of the foolish propositions he receives. The Odd . . .
Mello Music Group emcee and producer Oddisee gave fans a surprise EP today for free, along with his tour plans for 2016. ‘Alwasta’ is an Arabic term for a person in a community who uses their standing and social or monetary currency to build bridges among people, or as it is described on his bandcamp, . . .
Oddisee is preparing to travel the world again, as he promotes his recently released album, The Good Fight. His recently released video for “Belong To The World” is dark and picturesque, featuring up close shots of the Washington, D.C. native as he delivers introspective thoughts through his rhymes. Watch the video for “Belong To The . . .
Juju Rogers connects with Oddisee for an ambitious, reflective cut called “Dreams.” As we become more accustomed to Juju’s delivery, he allows us to gain an understanding of some of his past struggles and vulnerabilities, thanks to his graceful storytelling. Pre-order From The Life Of A Good-For-Nothing via Jakarta Records by clicking here. Stream “Dreams” . . .
As an emcee and producer with a long running history of quality releases, Oddisee delivers once more today. His newly released album, The Good Fight, is devoid of any guest features but filled to the brim with lush instrumentation and well thought out lyrics. Stream The Good Fight below, and purchase via Bandcamp. The Good . . .
Oddisee drops an artistic video for “CounterClockwise,” an introspective cut set to be featured on his forthcoming solo project, The Good Fight, which releases on May 5th. As he explains: “‘CounterClockwise’ is about being there for people & them working against you as a result. Becoming the bearer of their problems because they know you . . .
Maryland native Oddisee has been able to travel the world, thanks in no small part to his musical prowess. Heavily influenced by funk and soul, “That’s Love” is a testament to the power of his music. “That’s Love” deals with the less glamorous, emotionally taxing sides of relationships. This is both the first track and . . .
Oddisee and Phonte sounds like a great combination on paper, and they sound just as good as you’d expect on “Requiem.” “Requiem,” which was produced by Oddisee, is set to be featured on the Mello Music Group album Persona, which releases on March 10th. Stream “Requiem” below.
As super-producer 20syl prepares to release his Motifs EP, he links up with Washington, D.C. native Oddisee for “Ongoing Thing.” Up until this release, 20syl has been known largely for his exceptional remixes, but if “Ongoing Thing” is any indication, his all original release should also be something to watch out for. Stream “Ongoing Thing” . . .
Polish producer Soulpete sets himself apart from many with the debut of “Rhymes On Random,” an introspective cut featuring Washington, D.C. underground legend Oddisee. Oddisee’s precise use of cadences and alliteration augments Soulpete’s intricate production. Both emcee and producer are dual threats; in that they understand how to make their craft appeal to the casual . . .