New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Prolific MC and producer Oddisee released 'The Iceberg' (Mello Music
Group) earlier this year to raves from the NY Times, New Yorker, Pitchfork, NPR and much more, and followed it with a massive international tour that took him across the globe.
Today he's released the video for "You Grew Up." The ambitious song traces the lives of people from different backgrounds and how, as they grow up, youthful innocence becomes susceptible to outside influences like race, religion, economic class. "You can raise a child in a house full of love, can't keep em safe in a world full of hate," Oddisee raps.
NPR premiered the video via a First Listen - watch it here: http://n.pr/2xdiBNQ
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eD_QnHxM1_A
Says NPR: "[Oddisee's] keen observational detail fuels his latest LP, 'The Iceberg'...in his latest video he distills America's ills by critiquing how society socializes all of us into darker versions of ourselves...[He] approached the song with a level of empathy rarely shown in a society quick to demonize views and cultures it doesn't understand."
Oddisee also just released a new track via Adult Swim's 2017 Singles series, called "Never Lived": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOGcN2nfmE, and his music is featured in the new video series Humans of New York.
Oddisee has released three studio albums, several EPs, mixtapes and instrumental albums, and has over 23 million 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/Rap chart and he won the iTunes Music
Award for Best Hip-Hop Album of 2012.
Listen to 'The Iceberg': https://open.spotify.com/album/2dEkjiUBO6Z2aeolcJ7sCy
RAVES FOR 'THE ICEBERG':
"Introspective lyrics over richly melodic beats that he produces himself…onstage [his] songs bloom into expansive celebrations, with his city's indefatigable go-go scene as a guiding light." - New York Times
"A focused beam of live-band and hip-hop soul that rattles loudly in our present political moment." - Pitchfork
"Snaking narratives and deft lyricism...a wonderful case of art imitating life, Oddisee is bursting with stories, concerns, and lengthy lessons." - MTV
"He deftly uses his own experiences to reflect on the greater state of humanity, in all its beauty and flaws." - New York Magazine Vulture
"'The Iceberg' is a work that, while dazzling on the surface, possesses a depth that can be discovered only with repeated dives." - New Yorker
"A shrewd lyricist and observer, Oddisee has always been steadfast in his quest to expose uncomfortable truths." - NPR Music
"The DC rapper is underrated in every sense of the word and has been one of the most consistent cats to put it down, year in and year out." - Complex
"One of the most intelligent, lyrically-gifted contemporary rappers." - Brightest Young Things
October 15 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Jazz Festival
October 16 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee | Rockefeller
October 21 - Gdansk, Poland @ Klub Parliament
October 22 - Malmo, Sweden @ Kulturbolaget
October 23 - Kobenhavn V, Denmark @ Lille Vega
October 27 - Madrid, Spain @ Sala Clamores
October 28 - Barcelona, Spain @ Barcelona Jazz Festival
November 2 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Simplon
November 3 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ REC. Festival
November 4 - Ghent, Belgium @ Balzaal, Vooruit
November 7 - Paris, France @ La Bellevilloise
November 11 - Berne, Switzerland @ Dachstock
November 15 - Vienna, Austria @ Grelle Forelle
November 17 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uberjazz Festival
November 18 - Munster, Germany @ Skaters Palace
November 19 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Pret A Ecouter