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  • 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
06.02.16 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN US
06.05.16 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD US
06.29.16 The Institute Birmingham, War UK
06.30.16 The Garage London, London UK
07.01.16 Patterns Brighton, East Sussex UK
07.15.16 Skaters Palace Munster, North Rhine-westphal Germany

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 »


  • 05.31.16 RT @theDYNAMICS: CAR AIN’T GOT NO ROOF! https://t.co/6RZDNOKDg4
  • 05.31.16 The Mello Music Annual Summer Sale (1 week only): All Oddisee Digital Albums $4.99 https://t.co/FgK3Dt71xK
  • 05.30.16 Currently listening to my father.
  • 05.30.16 Day off spent in Portland & Seattle. Currently in route to @houseofzacks for a performance later… https://t.co/I2KLZVXyyY
  • 05.30.16 At the @sasquatch festival today, come by and meet me at 8:30. I'll be at the @easystreetrecords booth.
  • 05.30.16 The "Odd Tape" interludes are for you. The actual listed tracks are for everyone else. Both are for me.
  • 05.29.16 Beautiful day in Seattle. Spending the day off roaming the streets with my camera. 📷✌🏾️
  • 05.28.16 Portland tonight at the Hawthorne Theatre. Looking forward to it.
  • 05.27.16 When asked what oils I was wearing. I replied, Dior.
  • 05.27.16 RT @MelloMusicGroup: Oddisee - The Odd Tape on Tape (Limited Edition of 100 copies) https://t.co/I5X89Kcpqt https://t.co/9pcJfh9lbk
  • 05.27.16 San Francisco, such a beautiful city. Looking forward to tonight's show at @indysf @ The… https://t.co/IDMIoQD2HY
  • 05.26.16 The Odd Tape https://t.co/tEMFUwgqUm