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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.

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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 »

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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 »

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  • 12.06.16 RT @MelloMusicGroup: Oddisee's "Brea" makes @nprmusic's #HeavyRotation2016 List https://t.co/5Wk4yLTpn1 https://t.co/PtJWhYYTty
  • 12.02.16 New @donaldglover album is flames! Thank you for "Awaken, My Love!" About to check @AJFromTheLane's EP next.
  • 11.28.16 Before 2017 arrives, complete the catalog https://t.co/dZNlXZC36F
  • 11.25.16 RT @nowyld: OUR DEBUT ALBUM #NOMADS IS OUT NOW EVERYWHERE https://t.co/7qBHsRy6JD |||
  • 11.23.16 RT @annalisian: The homie Oddisee dropped by today. Been a good week! #VSCO https://t.co/tp0FkCaR7k
  • 11.16.16 New favorite tune! Go @Sinkane ! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡© https://t.co/3jgTqzvJIB
  • 11.16.16 People are so starved for music with a message that we're accepting lack luster lyricism. Step your bars up with your movement.
  • 11.16.16 Writing lyrics to my next album like my life depends on it. Music with a message is most needed.
  • 11.11.16 RT @djstean: (Not) just another cup of coffee. @ODDISEE #theoddtape https://t.co/QcFVwmJhut
  • 11.06.16 Buster Cannon is πŸ”₯ bruh! Salute! https://t.co/uKD0ELmY6s
  • 11.02.16 Watch @ODDISEE & GoodCMPNY Rehearsal Day 02 https://t.co/vJTNxUw42n
  • 11.01.16 Stream of my & I recording. https://t.co/ECx1k9IQJk