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  • Born: Washington DC
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://oddiseemusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 08.27.15 I don't choose which cities I go to. You & someone in your city does Local Promoter + Booking Agent + Manager + Artist = Show
  • Oddisee

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Born in Washington, D.C., to a Sudanese father and an African-American mother, Amir Mohamed grew up in Maryland, influenced by soul and rap as well as the myriad of musicians on both sides of his family. He was all set to attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia, however, to pursue visual art when a friend of his introduced him to hip-hop producing. He was so enamored by it that he changed his plans and concentrated on making beats, ending up with the track "Musik Lounge" on DJ Jazzy Jeff's 2002 record, Magnificent. Part of the Low Budget crew, which included fellow D.C. area MC and producers Kenn Starr, Cy Young, and Kev Brown, Oddisee released his solo debut, Foot in the Door, mixed by Jazzy Jeff, on Halftooth in 2006.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.09.15 Manchester The Deaf Institute Manchester, Lan UK
09.10.15 Jazz Cafe London, London UK
09.11.15 The Sugar Club Dublin, Ireland
09.12.15 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, Rfw UK
09.15.15 Merleyn Nijmegen, GE Netherlands
09.16.15 Paradiso Amsterdam, Nhl Netherlands
09.17.15 Loppen Copenhagen, 147 Denmark
09.21.15 Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Koln, NW Germany
09.24.15 Cactus Club Brugge, Belgium
09.28.15 Rockhal Esch-Sur-Alzette, L Luxembourg

eMusic Features


Who Is…Oddisee

By Christina Lee, Contributor

Oddisee now lives in Brooklyn, but his solo rap debut references details of his Maryland upbringing, such as his hometownLargoand his Washington, D.C.-based crew Low Budget Collective. While the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) tri-state area isn't exactly known for its mass production of hip-hop greats, the half-Sudanese producer-emcee made himself known right where he was, as he churned out beats, lent raps to founding D.C. trio Diamond District and helped oversee independent hip-hop label Mello Music Group. Oddisee… more »


Label Profile: Mello Music

By Christina Lee, Contributor

File under: Measured, day-in-the-life musings set to crisp boom-bap beats Flagship acts: Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Has-Lo, Trek Life, Boog Brown Based in: Tucson, Arizona Every day in his Tucson home, after he eats dinner and spends an hour with his family, Michael Tolle returns to his bedroom and listens to music until around 4 a.m., then sleeps for less than five hours. "I'm trying to listen all night, to what we're making and what we're missing," he says. Tolle… more »


  • 08.27.15 I don't choose which cities I go to. You & someone in your city does Local Promoter + Booking Agent + Manager + Artist = Show
  • 08.27.15 Singapore show has been added November 18th & a few more. Catch me if you can. https://t.co/ZqNp2obAha
  • 08.27.15 RT @jesuisallex: Happy to see @Oddisee's "The Good Fight " get much deserved recognition on this list: http://t.co/2lHCfBv75i
  • 08.26.15 On road from Sep. 5 to Dec. 6. Catch me if you can. http://t.co/Wr5BUqN53V
  • 08.25.15 RT @FosterKWhite: When you love an artist so much you buy 2 tix to the show before you even know if you're able to make it @ODDISEE http://…
  • 08.25.15 European, North American, Asian, Australian & New Zealand shows listed. http://t.co/r656a5UJOh
  • 08.25.15 RT @GigsToronto: Only 2 months left! @ODDISEE @ Toronto on Oct 12. Grab the tix! 👉 http://t.co/bOHHYdVk2p http://t.co/6OFYmZXbNj