Oddisee

Oddisee

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
BandHip HopR&B

The official ITUNES Music Award winner 2012 Oddisee's recent album "People hear what they see" was hitting the Billboards in both North America and Europe during the summer of 2012 and was supported by large tours in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand with a total of 78 shows.

Biography

The official ITUNES Music Award winner 2012 Oddisee, the son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed, was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Though Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots, produce for Freeway, Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, De La Soul & Nikki Jean, and has MCd on production from Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Kev Brown, his proudest moment was the birth of his critically acclaimed group The Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU.

Known in the music industry for his independence, Oddisee consistently debunks the scatterbrained artist myth - doing everything from booking international tours to photography to marketing and promoting himself and even other artists. He now works as both artist and consultant with Mello Music Group, one of the foremost emerging independent labels to take advantage of the digital revolution to build a successful business.

Oddisees debut album "People Hear What They See" (set for release 12 June 2012) is a culmination of the duality of his life experiences, from DC internal politics to third world struggles, the line between love and selfishness, and the personal conflict between self-sabotage and progress, set to a backdrop of intricate drums, lush instrumentation, and soul-stirring harmonies

The album was hitting the
Billboards in both North America and Europe in June 2012 and was supported by large tours in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Arabia, Australia and New Zealand with a total of 78 shows.

Discography

101 (2008)
Good Tree EP (2008)
Mental Liberation (2009)
Odd Summer (2009)
Odd Autumn (2009)
New Money (with Trek Life)
Traveling Man (2010)
Odd Winter (2010)
Odd Spring (2010)
Odd Seasons (2011)
Rock Creek Park (2011)
People Hear What They See (2012)