Oddisee & Good Compny
Second Weekend June 29 - July 2
The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us.
Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel,thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.
‘The Iceberg’ is out February 24 on Mello Music Group.
Lead single “Things” acts as a mission statement for the album, a deep dance groove with lightning-quick lyrics about “things” he’s going through. Says Oddisee, “"We all go through the trials & tribulations of life. Why is it we feel the need to individualize our shared experiences? If only we could see our concerns as others do, maybe they wouldn't be so serious."
Says NPR: “‘Things,’ a bright and bouncy dance track, adds a new color to Oddisee's production palette — but the song's energy belies its lyrical content. It's a confessional that finds the rapper-producer wrestling with his status, summed up by a nod to The Notorious B.I.G.'s "mo' money, mo' problems" mantra. Much of Oddisee's career has been marked by that dilemma, and here, he likens it to a horror-film cliché: He's unable to resist the urge to run towards the screams.”
‘The Iceberg’ was recorded and produced by Oddisee at his own studio in Brooklyn, made with live instrumentation performed by Oddisee and members of his band, Good Compny.
Oddisee has released two studio albums, several EPs mixtapes and instrumental albums, and has over 23million plays on Spotify. He’s been profiled by NPR, the Washington Post, praised by Pitchfork and Stereogum, performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk, Red Bull Sound Select and at festivals including Glastonbury and Sasquatch. ‘The Iceberg’ follows two releases in 2016, the ‘Alwasta EP’ and the instrumentals album ‘The Odd Tape.’ His 2015 full-length ‘The Good Fight’ was a Top 10 album on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rapchart and he won the iTunes Music award for Best Hip-Hop Album of 2012.
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