Just two weeks after releasing the synth-heavy "Lonely Planet," Largo, Md., native Oddisee is back with a brand new video for "After Thoughts," the scenic opener from his forthcoming instrumental album, The Beauty In All. While "Lonely Planet" was more electronic than Oddisee's recent compositions, "After Thoughts" is a bit more serene. The video blends assorted [...]
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In 2011, Oddisee struck gold with Rock Creek Park, a mostly instrumental, samples-based album that derived its moods and themes from D.C. geography. Though the Largo native spent years as a hip-hop producer and MC, Rock Creek Park passed muster with old-school R&B fans and rap heads alike.
Don't expect more of the same from Oddisee's latest material, [...]
D.C. doesn’t make too many waves in mainstream music, but who cares? We’re not lacking for great local music—nor the DIY record labels that support it.
Any rockist outside of town probably associates D.C. with the fabled Dischord label, and hip-hop heads undoubtedly know about Wale’s The Board Administration imprint and Raheem DeVaughn’s 368 Music Group. [...]
On Mello Music Group's recently released Mello Muve Compilation, DMV export Oddisee spoke of his desire to go against the grain: "I always look to create songs that provide another point of view for something we all know."
His new song, "Slow It Down," does just that. It carries a ethereal sample of regal horns and [...]
Slow news day, slow news day. But there are a few musical goodies circulating that are pegged to Martin Luther King Day. On Friday, I mentioned that local producer Jon Kwest released the moombahton edit "Drum Major," which applies some 108 bpm to King's haunting "Drum Major Instinct" sermon.
D.C. rapper yU included the empowerment jam [...]