Focus on – Oddisee
Introducing the Washington born, now based in Brooklyn rapper/producer Amir Mohamed el Khalifa (stage name Oddisee). Born into a musical family, Oddisee has been producing and officially releasing from his very early 20s. Has gone on to perform with artist such as De La Soul, Jazzy Jeff, The Roots and many more. One third of the group Diamond District, Oddisee has featured in films and televison also appearing in Time Magazine and Rolling Stone.
He signed with the Mello Music Group in 2008 and has dropped many albums since.
Albums to check:
2008 – New Money
2009 – Mental Liberation
2010 – Traveling Man
2011 – Odd Seasons
2013 – Tangible Dream waxwrx™ pick!
2016 – The Odd Tape
2017 – The Iceberg
It’s quite interesting listening to his albums in chronological order to see the evolution of the artist and willingness to move with the times. As alway it would be great to hear your thoughts down in the comments.