13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the hardest-working rapper/producers in the game today, Oddisee got his start in the late '90s and got an early credit on DJ Jazzy Jeff's underrated 2002 album The Magnificent. He was also part of the group Low Budget Crew (with Kev Brown, Cy Young, and Ken Starr) and another group called Diamond District (alongside Uptown XO and yU the 78er). Since the mid-'00s, he's released a steady stream of high-quality material for labels like Halftooth and Mello Music Group, including solo joints, instrumental projects, and assorted EPs. Rejecting played-out murder/hustle/party themes, Oddisee makes music that's far more personal and heavy on the autobiographical wordplay about life on the road, love for his D.C. hometown, and the ups and down of the industry—all set to strong beats loaded with obscure samples and old-fashioned breakbeats. "Interlude Flow," "Own Appeal," "Unfollow You," and "Tomorrow Today" are especially nice. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the hardest-working rapper/producers in the game today, Oddisee got his start in the late '90s and got an early credit on DJ Jazzy Jeff's underrated 2002 album The Magnificent. He was also part of the group Low Budget Crew (with Kev Brown, Cy Young, and Ken Starr) and another group called Diamond District (alongside Uptown XO and yU the 78er). Since the mid-'00s, he's released a steady stream of high-quality material for labels like Halftooth and Mello Music Group, including solo joints, instrumental projects, and assorted EPs. Rejecting played-out murder/hustle/party themes, Oddisee makes music that's far more personal and heavy on the autobiographical wordplay about life on the road, love for his D.C. hometown, and the ups and down of the industry—all set to strong beats loaded with obscure samples and old-fashioned breakbeats. "Interlude Flow," "Own Appeal," "Unfollow You," and "Tomorrow Today" are especially nice. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings
49 Ratings
livelovelife365 ,

Excellence......CONSISTENTLY!!

As a Jazz musician, there are very few times that I feel compelled to actually STUDY hip hop! THIS GUY makes you LISTEN to his music like one listens to Coltrain or Miles. The lyrical content is awesome AND his production conveys an EAR for chords and music theory that's UNCOMMON!! He had to have been a musical composer earlier in this life or in another space and time!! If HIP HOP is to blamr for taking our youth off on a social tangent, then THIS GUY can bring them back to the PATH!! #Salute

mustypinecone ,

if u sample grizzly bear

u get my money

Fame_O ,

Quality rap 🎼🎹🎤🎸🎻

Great instrumentals and an old school classy Jazz & R&B sound, mixed with smooth flowing raps. This is the kind of rap that has legs, in that you will enjoy it for years to come. In 20 years this will still be listenable and probably be better than whatever is mainstream by then.

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