Monday, January 31, 2011
One of my favorite up & coming producers from the DMV Soulful! just dropped an album titled, "Mumbo Sauce & Drumbeaks". Check the album out & if you're digging it, buy it & tell a friend. DMV!
BONUS: [Video] Oddisee, Toine of DTMD & Kenn Starr Rhyming over a beat by Soulful! + Additional photos.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
No days off for any member of the Diamond District! My brother X.O. just dropped an EPK. His new album monumental 2 will be released in March. It's our efforts as solo artists & are individuality that makes Diamond District so special. Check it out.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
My big brother Kev brown just released two amazing volumes of beats, some as old as 11 years. He also gives a commentary on each production &, in depth stories based around the time of each track. Definitely as must have for all Kev Brown fans. Low Budget Crew For Life!
what Kev had to say about the project (Taken from his bandcamp page)
The creative process of Kev Brown. Kev Brown plays some of your favorites straight out of the akai MPC2000xl(nerd rap) and gives a little "behind the scenes" story of how the classic songs that you've loved over the years came to be!
When Olivier Daysoul was visiting back in November, we approached photographer/videographer TONE, to shoot a live version of the Mr. Saint Louis EP at his loft. I recruited none other than Ralph Real (The guy from York, Pa. that plays on all my sh*t, act like you know!) to assemble the band. Within a week, Ralph had assembled a band & practiced 3 times! Tone teamed up with fellow photographer/videographer's Zack Schamberg & Joesph Marconi to bring you this beautiful video, enjoy.
Special Edition Artist Profile on UK artist, Olivier Daysoul. Produced by Oddisee and recorded live at my Loft. http://oddisee.bandcamp.com
The live version of the "Mr. Saint Louis" EP will be available soon on oddisee.bandcamp.com.
Here are some behind the scenes photographs I took of the shoot.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Always good to get home town recognition!
Taken from the Washington Post
"The final installment in the local producer's year-long seasonal series is appropriately bright and breezy; check out the airy flute on "I'm From P.G." and the bubbly keyboards on "Anticipation." The prolific beatmaker largely sticks to '70s-inspired fare, making for a fun and funky outing. " -Washington Post
Also check out my newest release:
Wow... Really appreciate what the LA Times had to say about me & "A Year In".
Taken from the LA Times Music Blog
Oddisee -- "A Year In..."
Oddisee spent 2010 trying to live up to his name, collaborating with a range of characters, including Brighton, England's trip-hop soulstress Andreya Triana, jazzy New York favorite Homeboy Sandman and the top tier -- X.O., Kingpin Slim, yU -- of his Washington, D.C., hometown. His soulful wanderings lamped in Los Angleles long enough to produce ideal complements to the laid-back palm-tree flows of TiRon, Blu and Trek Life. Available for free at his Bandcamp site, the compilation traces the arc of one of the most gifted and unsung producers in rap.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy new year to everyone. Here's a compilation of some of my favorite works in 2010. Thank you all for listening to my music, I hope you continue to do so. I'm excited for my 2011 releases, most of all for my solo album. My first official solo album "People Hear What They See" coming in May of 2011. Now back to work I go!