Oddisee opens up about his new album, "The Iceberg", his responsibility as an artist, his Muslim faith and the recent immigration ban.
The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement. ‘The Iceberg’ is out February 24 on Mello Music Group.
Lead single “Things” acts as a mission statement for the album, a deep dance groove with lightning-quick lyrics about “things” he’s going through. Says Oddisee, “"We all go through the trials & tribulations of life. Why is it we feel the need to individualize our shared experiences? If only we could see our concerns as others do, maybe they wouldn't be so serious."
Da Fat Friday Afternoon - The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend
Host: DJ P.R.
Today's show includes dope new music from Joey Bada$$, Fat Joe x Remy Ma, Raekwon, iLL Brown, Oddisee, Saga x Thelonious Martin, SkyBlew and Homeboy Sandman.
Press play and enjoy. Happy Friday, ya'll!
Record Of The Day: Raekwon feat. G-Eazy - Purple Brick Road
Joey Bada$$ - Victory
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. Kent Jones - Swear To God
**Record Of The Day**
Raekwon feat. G-Eazy - Purple Brick Road
iLL Brown feat. Freddie Gibbs, BJ The Chicago Kid & G-Wiz - Friends
Oddisee feat. Toine - NNGE
Saga & Thelonious Martin - Mongolian Cashmere
SkyBlew & Pabzzz feat. Karina Nistal & AlgoRhythmic - How About Sunday
DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z - Shining
**Homeboy Sandman & Peter Rosenberg's "LoveLife" Mixtape**
Homeboy Sandman - Unforgettable
Homeboy Sandman - Relapse
Homeboy Sandman - Couple Bars
Homeboy Sandman - Seam by Seam
Homeboy Sandman - Everyday Love
Homeboy Sandman - So Good
Homeboy Sandman - Imports
Homeboy Sandman - FU
Homeboy Sandman - You and Myself
Homeboy Sandman - The Pits and the Pedulum
Oddisee is back with a new cut from his new LP, "The Iceberg", due out February 24th. Pre-order here.
"Called 'NNGE (Never Not Getting Enough)', the track is trenchant and timely - a complex song about trying to stay positive in the face of adversity and its many forms. The track is propelled by a fiery, swift drum beat and deeply soulful chorus.
I grew up witnessing many protests come to Washington DC. This song continues that tradition by using words of encouragement over production inspired by the native sounds of DC music."
Stream or download "NNGE" below.
"Like Really" will appear on Oddisee's upcoming album, "The Iceberg". Pre-order your copy here before it drops on February 24th.
Ringing in the New Year, Maryland MC Substantial teams with Mello Music Group producer and fellow DMV native Oddisee for the first official single off Substantial's upcoming album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Made In Maryland is Substantial's greatest ode to his home state since his debut solo single in 2000, Home Sweet Home, produced by the late japanese producer DJ Deckstream. The new single also features fellow Marylanders and frequent collaborators: vocalist, Steph the Sapphic Songstress and DJ Jav adding cuts utilizing vocals Joe.D.
Even if you're not from Maryland as QN5 Music's Tonedeff stated after hearing the song, "S#!t so hard, I'm about to move there!" So pack your bags and take a ride with us through the home of Tubman.
Pre-orders for The Past Is Always Present In The Future are available now via iTunes and Bandcamp and will be released digitally on January 6, 2017. Compact Discs ship on January 13, 2017 and cassettes and vinyl will be announced at a later date.
Here's a first taste from Oddisee's upcoming album "The Iceberg", which releases February 24.
Pre-order the LP here and stream "Things" below.