I’m always happy when I hear news from Oddisee and any hip hop fiend worth their salt probably does. Whenever the producer-MC who reps for Washington D.C. makes a drop, you’re always sure it will be well thought out, creatively executed and thought-provoking. Candy for your ears and food for your soul. Good thing he has been making those drops more frequently of late; since his 2015 album ‘The Good Fight‘, Oddisee released two mixtapes and a dope EP titled ‘Alwasta‘, which even drew props from soul queen Jill Scott. Not one to rest on his laurels, the 31 year-old is getting ready to bless fans with what will be his 11th studio album. ‘The Iceberg’ will be in store shelves from February 24 next year, but you can pre-order the LP now and give yourself the early Christmas present of its first single.
That first single goes by the name of ‘Things’ and is exactly about what that title suggests. The things that we go through while chasing after things, and forgetting the things that are most important. “I want a lot more things/ but try tell me what a lot more brings?” Oddisee asks in tune with the bouncing percussion and driving synth. If they play this song in the club you’ll go crazy on the floor shaking what your mama gave you but when you get home the message of its writer will ring in your head. And Oddisee will have accomplished his aim. He wants you to know that you’re not alone when facing difficulties in life; that everyone else does.
As ever, Oddisee is responsible for everything you hear on the track from the infectious beat to the witty rhymes.
Miami Based, Internationally Known