Tangible Dream by Oddisee on Apple Music

13 Songs

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. 

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. 

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About Oddisee

Born in Washington, D.C., to a Sudanese father and an African-American mother, Amir Mohamed grew up in Maryland, influenced by soul and rap as well as myriad musicians on both sides of his family. He was all set to attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia to pursue visual art when a friend of his introduced him to hip-hop production. He was so enamored of it that he changed his plans and concentrated on making beats, ending up with the track "Musik Lounge" on DJ Jazzy Jeff's 2002 record Magnificent. Part of the Low Budget crew, which included fellow D.C.-area MCs and producers Kenn Starr, Cy Young, and Kev Brown, Oddisee released his solo debut Foot in the Door, mixed by Jazzy Jeff, on Halftooth in 2006. His 2010 effort, Traveling Man, found him signing with the Mello Music Group, where he remained for 2012's album People Hear What They See. In 2015, he returned with The Good Fight, an effort driven by social commentary and retro soul, and 2016 saw the release The Odd Tape -- an all-instrumental mixtape that was issued around the same time as his free download EP Alwasta. In early 2017 Oddisee released his 11th studio album, Iceberg, returning to a vocal-driven style. ~ Marisa Brown

  • ORIGIN
    Washington DC

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