Saturday, August 4, 2007

I Buy Things Off the Street


I was out in the underground hip-hop Mecca known to the rest of the world as L.A. a while back doing some shows and of course I stopped by to see my girl friends parents. I was on an off day and my lady said "ok, no music today lets have lunch with my folks" I said "aight cool." While on our way to the beautiful city of Inglewood (always up to no good) I saw something.... a sign that simply said "Old Records" thing is, it was on the on Van Ness a little ways down for Manchester IN FRONT OF HER PARENTS HOUSE! Turns out their neighbor is a record collector from DC who moved to the west over 30 years ago. Long story short, the neighbors love me and I shipped a 100 records back home! God I love L.A.

17 comments:

Trusense said...

Man, I was just in LA a month and some change ago. That must lit your face up when you seen all them records. Tell us what you got :D.

Eric said...

Welcome to the blog world Oddisee...looking forward to big things from you. It's kinda' odd I was gonna' do a post yesterday on some of my favorite producers in the game right now (yourself, Exile, Ill Poetic & M-Phazes) but I was running short on time...Quick Question, I am running a top 25 beats of all time post throughout the coming week. I do have a pretty nice lineup contributing their top 25. Would you like to contribute your as well and drop a line or two on why each one made your list. Hit me back if you will, my e-mail add's. is in my profile at my site.. Thanks and keep grindin' em' out!!!

1solo said...

wena compare wum..... tan de bio tus bases wum...

saludines

paz

StillPhilosophy said...

Oh man, that's a great thing to see...in my perfect world, EVERY street corner would have one of these, imagine that.

P.S Was your girl pissed at you for dropping by and checking the records?

Phil

Golden said...

A 100 records!!! Wow... Can you tell us what you got there?

ODDISEE said...

Nah she wasn't to mad, she took the photo's(LOL) To everyone thats asking me to share what I got.... I ain't gonna happen! not because I'm some nerd ass crate digger that wont share his secrets, it's because I have no idea. I bought those records last march and since then they've been assimilated into my record collection which is a collection of unorganized chaos. (by shelves are dope!) I wouldn't know the difference between a record I bought 2 months ago or two years ago! lol sad but true.

Mushroom Soul said...

Oh ! I want to go to L.A lol

alley al said...

peace n blessings. good luck with the blog. thanks to kev brown fot puttin' a foot in datazz. lol.
this world introduced me to the likes of you and many others. you are a very talented individual. all the best in your pursuits.

ODDISEE said...

Thank you for the welcome. It's also this worlds thats forced me to participate in blogging to secure my career. I'm going to do my best to centralize my fan base rather than them downloading my work from numerous sources. I think I'll benefit much more if my listeners are downloading my work from me than from some random person. If my fans are on the same page they might all be at the same show. That's the logic behind it and I hope it works, peace.

7th CITY said...

i just went digging tonight at a thrift store and got some donna summer,teddy p.,...random stuff for $.50 each. can't beat that. but damn it looks like that would have been great to be in L.A. today.

Terroristas Sonoros said...

Long live beatmaker extraordinaire Oddisee!

Assalto Sonoro
Lisbon,Portugal

ekrem said...

hell yes! it was about damn time to see you bloggin! keep it up!!

Stylus said...

regarding being an independent artist and taking control of your career, you need to be up on this.

the blog is a step in the right direction.

ODDISEE said...

Amazing read! it puts to words in vivid detail what so many(including myself already)know.

JtothaI said...

Nice come up! BTW...The city you ran through was Inglewood, former home of the LA Lakers and the Fabulous Forum!

MK said...

Its always nice to come across records on the humble like that. thats wassup!

yo said...

hahaha poor oddisee's girl friend