Oddisee Is Having The Best Year Of His Career & The Great Music Keeps Coming (Audio)
In February, Oddisee’s The Iceberg (below) helped forecast a great year for Hip-Hop. One of Mello Music Group’s flagship artists followed up the stellar 2015 effort The Good Fight with another conversation piece about self-care, race relations, and the modern American immigrant family experience. The 15-plus-year veteran multi-threat shows that he makes albums as conceptual, cohesive, and compelling as his publicized well-heeled major label friends and peers.
The MC/producer born Amir Mohamed el Khalifa has been quiet since The Iceberg, with good reason. That LP beckons to be absorbed, consumed, and celebrated. That changed today, with the release of “Never Lived.” Part of the Adult Swim singles program, the song aligns with Iceberg‘s applications to 2017 daily life. The Diamond District member tells the world to love, to experience, and to take the risks required for thrill…otherwise, you’ve never lived. The jazzy beat features peppy percussion and keyboard accents.
#BonusBeat: The stream of The Iceberg:
Toine and Olivier St. Louis are the two guests.