Brooklyn by way of Prince Georges, Maryland rapper and producer Oddisee has been putting out his own blend of hip-hop, jazz, and soul for the better part of a decade, alternating between instrumental albums, full-length solo releases, and working with his group, Diamond District. Now he’s dropped his latest concept project, The Odd Tape, with Mello Music Group.
The instrumental album follows March’s Al-Wasta EP, and comes ahead of another solo album in the fall. The Roy Ayers, Bob James, and Fela Kuti inspired beats were created to represent his daily life.
“The Odd Tape is meant to be a ‘Day In The Life’ piece set to audio,” Oddisee recently said via press release. “Each track is the theme music to my routine.”
Oddisee is currently on the US and UK Good Fight tour with the live band Good Company in support of 2015’s The Good Fight album. Stream The Oddisee Tape for guilt-free listening below. Better yet, purchase it on Bandcamp and iTunes.