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  • Oddisee

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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
03.23.16 Treefort Music Festival Boise, ID US
05.27.16 Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA US

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 »


  • 01.29.16 Back in the office working on new music. Can't wait to share it! https://t.co/29EDP2GnWl
  • 01.25.16 RT @mmahgoub: We ask our Sudanese-Americans friends & their friends to help spread the word in the U.S #SudanPetition🇸🇩 https://t.co/QF7SuQ…
  • 01.21.16 The Beauty In All https://t.co/jXvWHkNAFH
  • 01.20.16 Thank you to everyone who came out to tonight's performance. I had a great time & hope you did too.
  • 01.19.16 Back to work! Brooklyn, tonight @tunjiige, @oshunnyc & myself performing at @babysallright.… https://t.co/GuCLva3yBx
  • 01.19.16 RT @brooklynvegan: there's still time to RSVP to the $3 Oddisee/Oshun/Tunji Ige show in Brooklyn on Tuesday https://t.co/lO3SPJyk1v https:/…
  • 01.19.16 RT @oshunnyc: BROOOOOKLYN we'll see you tomorrow! https://t.co/AOpkpLdRk4
  • 01.14.16 RT @InstagramMusic: Here’s how @oddisee sees the world, one culture at a time https://t.co/bLH191Z6s2
  • 01.13.16 I need to work harder so I can chill more. Enjoying this get away to #guadeloupe to the upmost.… https://t.co/ZoirU8iL2x
  • 01.13.16 RT @XXL: ASAP Rocky, Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, Oddisee and more to perform at the Sasquatch Festival. https://t.co/sIPPmeblYW https://t.co/…
  • 01.12.16 Brooklyn, i'm performing Jan. 19th at Baby's All Right presented by brooklynvegan. $3 with rsvp.… https://t.co/sHXffUcFFr
  • 01.11.16 Hey @CupKateT! I'm having a photo shoot at your grandmothers house & she's cooking lunch! 😉… https://t.co/1LK8d1zB4N