Oddisee and his band (Mammoth) linked up with TONE for his Live At The Loft series for a great evening hosted by Peter Rosenberg (Hot 97) w/ support from Melo-X and DJ Jasmine Solano. The band features singer, Olivier Daysoul on guitar and vocals, Jon Laine on drums, Dennis Turner on bass, Ralph Real on keys and Unown on the Akai MPC. Oddisee has been touring his latest album “People Hear What They See” all over the world, and today, you can check out this intimate performance while at home. The video was produced, directed and edited by TONE.
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With two dates left of his tour (Brooklyn and Baltimore), Substantial liberates a bonus cut from the Home Is Where The Art Is recording sessions.
STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Substantial – Movin’ Alright f. yU (prod. Oddisee)
Taking a side step from his group The Left, the Detroit emcee is looking to make moves on the solo tip with the release of Reporting Live on October 30th. Pre-orders are available now.
Homeboy Sand and Oddisee link up for the first release off Sand’s upcoming album, First Of A Living Breed.
For the first single off his upcoming third studio album Home Is Where The Art Is (dropping September 4, pre-order now), Substantial rocks some autobiographical rhymes over a drum heavy instrumental courtesy of Oddisee.
14KT, Oddisee and Olivier kick bars over a track from 14′s A Friendly Game of KT instrumental project. This will land on an upcoming EP from 14KT, which will have guest features on several of A Friendly Game‘s backdrops.
DOWNLOAD: Oddisee – The Need Superficial
Daniel Isenberg sat down with Oddisee and picked his brain for his top 15 favorite / essential songs which can be read entirely over at Pigeons And Planes now. On (one of my favorites) Skipping Rocks:
“Rock Creek Park is a really famous park in [the center of] Washington D.C. It was designed by the same people who designed Central Park. Of course, The Blackbyrds immortalized the park with the song ‘Rock Creek Park.’ And a lot of babies were conceived in Rock Creek Park at night.
“For me, when my parents first got divorced, I lived right off East-West Highway and Grubb Road, not too far from Rosenberg’s family’s house. We didn’t know each other back then, of course. But that’s where I went to elementary school. So I spent a lot of time riding my bike in the park as a child. My mother would pick me up on weekends, and she would take me to all the free shit in D.C. because she didn’t have a lot of money, like to museums, and she would take me riding through the park.
“One of the things we used to do was go to Parkway Deli in Silver Spring, right at the end of Rock Creek Park, and we would buy reubens and cream sodas and go eat in the park, and I would skip rocks across the creek after lunch.
“That park’s a special place for men, from [hanging out] with my mother, to taking dates to the park, to wanting driving through to avoid 16th Street to get in the city and taking the park because it was less hot [for my friends who wanted to smoke weed], to it being a way to cut through the city fast, to it being a sanctuary and a place to ride my bike and exercise by myself and clear my head. The park has grown with me. Just a couple days ago I did a 24 mile trek on my bike through the park.
“I think, a place like that, everyone’s listening to music when they’re riding through it, in their headphones, or on the radio at the cookouts. Whether we knew it or not, we were constantly providing that park with theme music. So I wanted to give it official theme music.”
yU taps his Diamond District compadre to remix one of the standouts from 2011′s the EARN.
DOWNLOAD: yU – I Believe (Oddisee Remix)
Here is an acoustic version of Oddisee’s People Hear What They See (which is out now) single.
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