June 13, 2012

soundcheck: Oddisee


I don't listen to a whole lot of hip hop. But every once in a while I'll hear something that really catches my attention. This weekend I discovered, Oddisee, a hip hop artist from Washington D.C. He taps into a musical heritage within rap music that I appreciate, ala Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, etc. It's positive, confident–not arrogant, and deeply creative with beat production. I've only spent time with his most recent work, People Hear What They See, but here's a track off a previous release, Odd Seasons, called "Ci'iy Life":
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/20734462 w=500&h=283]

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