Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hanging Out With Eric Lau

Eric Lau & Oddisee

Stopped by my good friend Eric Lau's house today. He's an amazing producer & if you're not familiar with him, check him out. He recently collaborated with Olivier Daysoul to create their new single "Finer Things". Have a listen below.

Olivier Daysoul "Finer Things In Life" (music by Eric Lau) by ameliaideh

Shot Through A Foggy Window

London Snow

Some shots I took after the last snow fall in London.

London Snow

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Planning Tranqill's Promo & Release For 2011


Organization is key, it allows you to execute plans accurately. Most of all, it gives you more time to be creative. Today, Tranqill & I mapped out a rough draft of his promotion & release schedule leading up to his solo album in autumn 2011. Get ready.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Top 5 Cities In The Top 5 Countries That Visit My Blog


I use google analytics for lots of reasons. Knowing where I'm most popular helps me book tours, figure out which countries to do exclusives for, release dates, etc.. I thought I'd share with you the top 5 cities in the top 5 countries that visit my blog. I'm often amazed that a large amount of my visits come from smaller towns yet I spend most of my time performing in major cities. According to these statistics my next visit to California needs to be Alameda & not LA.

1. USA
1. Alameda, Ca
2. NY, NY
3. Silver Spring, MD
4. Panama City, FL
5. Wilson, NC

2. France
1. Nancy
2. Paris
3. Bordeaux
4. Nice
5. Chatou

3. United Kingdom
1. London
2. Teddington
3. Poplar
4. Oxford
5. Edinburgh

4. Germany
1. Cologne
2. Berlin
3. Munich
4. Hamburg
5. Aachen

5. Canada
1. Toronto
2. Waterloo
3. Vancouver
4. Outremont
5. Don Mills

[Video] Stik Figa - Barrio Kart (Asher Roth freestyle)

Stik Figa

Dope freestyle put together by everyone's favorite MC repping the middle!

If you haven't already make sure you get Stik Figa's "From The Top" EP

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sudan Musicians Fear Return Of Sharia Law


Khartoum hip-hop group Rezoulution say they're free to rap about politics - up to a point

Sudan's musicians have gone from persecuted outcasts to high-profile stars. Now, as a referendum on the south's possible independence approaches, there are fears that the same combination of ideology and politics might send them packing again, writes the BBC's James Copnall in Khartoum.

When hardline Islamists took control of Sudan in 1989, they made it clear that a lot of music was not acceptable.

"Women and the arts are the two great casualties of the Islamists," says Sudanese human rights activist Albaqir Alafif Mukhtar.

Songs about that old musical staple - romantic love - were particularly frowned upon.

Some musicians were banned from staging concerts and many musicians, artists and intellectuals fled the country.

At the time the Muslim north, which implemented Sharia law, was engaged in a devastating civil war with the south, where most people follow Christianity and traditional religions.

Click HERE to read more.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Substantial's New Album


Back in DC for 48 hours. Hooked up with the homie Substantial to finalize the tracks for his third album. Be on the look out!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sample Free Beats


Sample Free beat I produced using stock sounds from Pro-Tools 8. I'll share more over the next few days.

09.06.10 2 by Oddisee Music

Photos Of Tranqill


Some photos I took of my brother Tranqill. album coming soon


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Keziah EP

Keziah EP Cover 600x600

Hezkiah's sister Keziah just dropped her self titled EP. I produced track 4 on her EP entitled "So Far So Close" featuring "Ishe". Check out "So Far So Close below & download the full EP.

Keziah - "So Far So Close" Feat. Ishe prod. by Oddisee by Oddisee Music

Download Keziah's Ful EP Here -->

Snowboarding To Kid Kanevil

Kid Kanevil Poster

Check out this snowboarding video using ZoOoOoOp, A track I'm featured on produced by the UK's KidKanevil. This track was produced & recording at the Red Bull Music Academy in London.

Friday, December 3, 2010

New DTMD [Free Download]


My little brothers are back at it again. Damn there's some good music coming from the DMV.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stik Figa "From The Top"

Stik Figa

It's finally here, Stik Figa's "From The Top'' EP. First 1,000 downloads are free, get yours now.

Check out this mini doc on Stik Figa as well.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Exclusive! [New Beat + Free Download]


Stik Figa's EP "From The Top" Drops Tomorrow. For now, check out this beat I made. Hope you dig it.

06.14.10 1 by Oddisee Music

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

[Free Download] Stik Figa - "From The Top"

Stik Figa

I've been talking about this EP for a while now & it's finally coming out. Topeka, Kansas MC "Stik Figa & I came together to create the "From The Top" EP. In the tradition of Diamond District, Trek Life & Tranqill... "From The Top" brings you regional Hip Hop. This time from Topeka through the eyes of Stik Figa. Check the first single above & download it for free. Be on the lookout for the rest of the EP next week.

New Music: Helpless Dreamer Compilation

The New MMG Album

Helpless Dreamer

01 From The Top Stik Figa prod. Dunc & Oddisee
02 Birds & Bees - Diamond District prod. Oddisee
03 Official - Kenn Starr prod. Just Wright
04 This Is It yU prod. SlimKat 78
05 Different Now Oddisee & Toine prod. Oddisee
06 Home Comes First Kenn Starr, Finale prod. Apollo Brown
07 Judas Priest Buff1, Magestik Legend, prod.Apollo Brown
08 Don’t Sleep Invincible, Finale prod. Black Milk
09 Black Rose Has-Lo prod. Has-Lo
10 FuxWitDat prod. Has-Lo
11 Helpless Dreamer Roc Marciano, XO, Tranqill prod. Apollo Brown
12 For The Win Fresh Daily
13 July 27th 2010 prod. Oddisee

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Harrisburg Station

Olivier Daysoul

Olivier Daysoul & I were recently in York, Pennsylvania working with the talented Ralph Real. Ralph is my go to guy for keys & additional instrumentation on my tracks. here's a couple of shots I snapped of Olivier in this old fashion train station.

Olivier Daysoul
Olivier Daysoul
Olivier Daysoul
Olivier Daysoul

Saint Louis To Madrid

Duke High

Dutch producer Duke Hugh, hailing from Groningen, Holland Dropped his remixes of Olivier Daysoul's "Mr. Saint Louis EP" entitled, “St. Louis To Madrid” on his Bandcamp. Check out this beautiful Bossa Nova remix Duke did of "In The Now"



My homie Hezekiah has finally convinced his younger sister keziah to release some material. Just like her brother, kezekiah is a lyrical beast. I had the privilege of doing a remix for her that will be featured on her up & coming EP dropping December 1. Look out for it!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Squirrel Welcomes Tranqill To Brooklyn


My homie Tranqill is here on his first visit to New York for CMJ. Due to so many references in rap music, he was dying to try Popeye's. We sat in a park to eat & this one squirrel would not leave Tranqill alone. Brooklyn squirrel's are something else.

Tranqill In Brooklyn

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What Is It?


I was sitting outside on the back porch & noticed this insect. What the hell is it? I've never seen it before. Had to snap a couple picks and show you.


Friday, October 15, 2010

[Free Download] Olivier Daysoul "Mr. Saint Louis EP"


I've always felt fortunate when it comes to the artist I have at my disposal. They're talented, dedicated, self sufficient and above all, they're my friends. For those of you who don't know, Olivier Saint Louis aka "Olivier Daysoul" is one of my best friends & has been for sometime. We came together on this project to bring you something we started when we first met, a soul project. Our careers have taken us down many paths but we've always wanted to write, produce & record classic material.
The first 1,000 downloads are free, after that it will be available for "name your own price". The download includes:
Four Original Tracks
Acapellas [BPM Included]
Von Pea Of Tanya Morgan Remix of "In The Now'

Listen & Download Below
<a href="">Mr. Saint Louis EP by oddisee</a>

Bonus: Mini-Doc On Olivier & Our EP

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Olivier Daysoul "Mr. Saint Louis' Mini-Doc

Olivier Daysoul

With Olivier & I dropping an EP this Friday, we had to give you a sneak peak of the tunes. I shot this mini-doc to give you all a chance to get to know Olivier & the music we're making. The "Mr. Saint Louis EP" will be available Friday October 15, 2010.

<a href="">Labor by oddisee</a>

Diamond District @ CMJ 2010

Audible Treats CMJ Showcase 2010

If you're in NYC during CMJ, come see Diamond District perform along with Black Sheep, Nottz, Big Pooh + Hall of Justus, Chip Fu, Rah Digga, Von Pea, Moe green, DaVinci, The Niceguys, and The Left at the Audible Treats CMJ Showcase on Thursday, October 20th, at Sullivan Hall. It's 18+ and tix are only $10 in advance:

Meet Kokayi


Singer, MC, producer & one of the livest performers I've ever seen, Kokayi has a new album. His newest release "Robots & Dinosaurs" is now available on 'Qn5' records. Kokayi is one of the most versatile artists I know, his ability to make music that crosses all lines is one that I envy. Last night, Diamond District had the honor of sharing the stage with him, lets just say we had to step our game up! Visit Kokayi's site, links to his album & twitter are below.

<a href="">RoxTar Maxi Single by Kokayi</a>

Kokayi's Site

Direct Purchase



Monday, October 11, 2010

PMOI Exclusive: "Labor" By Olivier Daysoul Prod. By Oddisee

Olivier Daysoul

It's been a longtime coming but I'm pleased to inform you that Olivier Daysoul's "Mr. Saint Louis" EP finally has a release date. The good folks over at PUTMEONIT caught up with Olivier via Skype while he was in Japan on tour with Hudson Mohawke. The interview & first single off the the "Mr. Saint Louis" EP titled, "Labor" are below.

Please visit PUTMEONIT for other amazing artists & releases.

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The Mr. Saint Louis EP will be available at October 15, 2010.

Free Diamond District Show Tue. Oct. 12 2010

Free Diamond District Show

Diamond District will be performing with a live band for the first time. The Show is free but the seating is limited. RSVP here