MUSIC ODDISEE 2006!
As most of my peepz know, when it comes to hiphop music, I pretty much stay in the cellars of the underground. If you have listened to any mainstream urban radio stations in the last decade you can understand why? Well, one of the unsung heroes of the underground is my man Oddisee (Amir Mohamed). He's a Washington D.C. native that has been putting it down musically since 2002. Oddisee made his debut on Jazzy Jeff's "The Magnificent" album with a track titled, "Music Lounge." The smooth production on that track is undeniable. He keeps it hiphop, but his production has a neo-soul feel to it that actually works very well. Not only did he produce the track, but he laid down all of the vocals for the record as well. Yep, Oddisee is a solid MC too. In the spirit of another underground guru J-Live, Oddisee has made a name for himself without much assistance from large promotion, but instead using his evident determination and dedication to develop his skills. Oddisee has a passion for hiphop and music in general that is lacking in many of the artists that are on the scene these days. He is the type of artist that hiphop needs to help with the overwhelming task of preventing artistic values of hiphop from meeting uncertain death? Oddisee doesn't work alone though. He apart of tight crew of other known producers and emcees, and they call themselves "Low Budget Collective." The other members of this crew are Kev Brown, Roddy Rod & Kenn Starr. They are all apart of the Halftooth Records family which also is the home for Wordsworth.
Outside of producing several tracks for other artists over the years, Oddisee has a few projects under his belt. One of my favorites is a remix project entitled, "Oddisee Presents The Remixture" compilation. On this project he remixes several well-known tracks from artists like 50 Cent, Common, Michael Jackson, Zap Mama, & The Fugees, giving them that Oddisee flava! He also has a couple instrumental projects out there too. Oddisee's newest musical endeavor is a mixtape album entitled, "Foot In The Door," which is mixed by the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. This project showcases some of Oddisee's previous tracks, plus a few new ones as well. Jazzy Jeff blends the Oddisee tracks so nicely that it feels like one long MP3. Dat boy is good!! If you are already diggin' Oddisee's music then you definitely want to add this new joint to your collection. For those that are new to him, check him out and hear what you think....
Listen to tracks from Oddisee here!