Thursday, March 25, 2010

Interview With - Touring Economics

While in London The good folks over at reached out to me to do an interview. We talked about traveling, the economics of indie Hip Hop & much more. Click below to read

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

South by Southwest’s Fourth Most Buzzed-About Artist? Oddisee
It's such an honor for me to be on this list. There was no publicist working an angle, no manager with great contacts, no inside guy with good connections... This was a list complied by people, by fans.
Thank you to everyone that tweeted, facebooked, myspaced, blogged, texted & anything else about me!

Here's an explanation of the list:
Next Big Sound created two lists of buzzed-about bands by counting increase in social media activity during the period that encompassed SXSW, the first being a list of the fastest growing bands at SXSW and the second being the bands that gained the most fans overall during the fest.

Here's the List:
1). Fang Island
2). Neon Trees
3). XV
4). Oddisee
5). Jonna Lee
6). Matthew Mayfield
7). Evergreen Terrace
8). The Antlers
9). Phantogram
10). GZA

Click here to read the entire article

SXSW 2010

After blogging the Diamond District, Trek Life & DJ Quartermaine European tour, I decided to chill a bit on SXSW. Instead of blogging as everything happened, I truly wanted to just enjoy it all in the moment. There was so much amazing music & people I only get to see when events bring us together. It was great to just be a fan for a while & nothing more. Here's a brief video of my South By South West experience, enjoy.

& of course... I took some photos.
Downtown Austin, Texas
Kev Brown
Slim Kat78
Historic 6th street (Where most of the live venues were)
street performers
With Nikki Jean
Peter Rosenberg & Mayer Hawthorne
Brittany Bosco
Kev brown, Slim kat78, yU, DJ Quartermaine, X.O., Oddisee, Peter Rosenberg, Tabi Bonney
With Pharoahe Monch
6th Street AT Night
SXSW Cow Boy
DJ Quartermaine & yU
The Alchemist & Black Milk
Trek Life & The Alchemist
With Finale
Trek Life & Evidence

Trek Life & J.Bizness "Rhymes Within Reason "

The homie Trek Life is gearing up for his west coast takeover with a slew of up & coming release. His most recent EP "Rhymes Within Reason" is produced entirely by one of my favorite west coast producers J. Bizness. Don't sleep on this, it's some much needed Cali heat!
<a href="">Intro (cuts by DJ Tommy Blak) by Trek Life</a>
Read more on the project:
What up all, Trek Life and J.Bizness proudly present to you Rhymes Within Reason, a 10 song EP entirely produced by Illregular Instrumental’s own J.Bizness for free download through With Trek Life as the main emcee, this album also features rhymes and vocals from Oddisee, Wyann Vaughn, Richard Wright, Mykestro, Ragen Fykes and many more. Combining a true West Coast sound with hard drums and gritty chops, J.BiznessTrek Life and features to paint vivid hip-hop portraits, leaving the listener with no choice but to “run that back again.” sets the perfect backdrop for

Along with being 2008 West Coast Regional Red Bull Beat Battle winner, J.Bizness has worked with Ras Kass, LMNO, Buff1, Danny Brown, Richard Wright and many more to bring a melodic yet raw sound to the table. Rhymes within Reason is the first of many upcoming projects from J.Bizness in 2010 including a song on Little Brother’s final album Left Back and a series of 3 song EPs with various artist called “3Ps” for free release on

Trek Life has worked with several known artist from Bishop Lamont to Kev Brown and rocked over production from DJ Khalil, DJ Babu, Evidence, Oddisee and many more. With a growning global fanbase from consistantly touring from the States to the UK & Europe, Trek Life is planning on releasing 3 projects 2010 with J.Bizness (Rhymes Within Reason), Oddisee (Everything Changed Nothing) & Babu (Fire Outside) through Mello Music Group. Also with each album will be a series of Digital 12s that will feature Clean, Dirty and instrumental versions of the singles from the albums for free download. Trek Life is well known for his energetic delivery, straight forward lyrics, and live engaging live show.

Monday, March 15, 2010

TiRon - 60901 prod. Oddisee (snippet)

You all may remember the the "60901" instrumental off "Odd Winter". Well hears the complete song. (Well snippet of the complete song)
Enjoy this snippet off of TiRon's forthcoming mixtape "Mustard"
MP3 : TiRon - 60901 prod. Oddisee (snippet)

K-Beta and Diamond District Sneak Preview video

K-Beta and Diamond District collaboration produced by Kev Brown and with scratches by DMV's #1 DJ, DJ Alizay. This banger can only be found on K-Beta's debut album Inglorious Beta. Inglorious Beta drops on April 1 exclusively on

K-Beta - DTLR (Down The Line Rhyme) feat. Diamond District ("Inglorious Beta" Studio Session) from Inner Loop Records on Vimeo.

Diamond District @ Audible Treats Artist Showcase [SXSW]

More Info click---> Here
SXSW asset page click---> Here

Saturday, March 6, 2010 & Red Bull Music Academy Present: Most Valuable Assets put together a list of their favorite songs to come out of the Red Bull Music Academy. I had the pleasure of being selected for the academy in 2006 when it was in Melbourne, Australia. I worked a million things while at the academy and two of the tracks landed on this compilation.

Download Here

+ Oddisee Feat. Phonte & Many More – All Because She’s Gone
+ Pursuit Grooves Feat. Dennis Coffey – Renew
+ Muhsinah & Jake One – You
+ The Clonious Feat. n.i.a.m.h & Granufunk – Valediction
+ Flying Lotus Feat. Andreya Triana – Tea Leaf Dancers
+ Onra, Fatima & Pursuit Grooves – Are You Satisfied
+ Flying Lotus Feat. Oddisee & Phonte – The Perch
+ Skymark Feat. Steve Spacek – How U Gonna Feel
+ DÈbruit, Om’Mas Keith & Woon – I’m Goin’ Wit’ You
+ CO-LaB – Venture (The North Face Newbalance Version)
+ Studio B – Sambuca Latino Groove
+ T-Man Feat. Chez Damier & Nina Kraviz – The Return Of Love
+ TRG, Benga & DJ Zinc – Benga Woz Here
+ ISkream, U TorSan – St Andreu Lonely Heartthrob Dubs


Friday, March 5, 2010

New Video: "Blah Blah" By X.O. Prod. By Oddisee

The homie X.O. (1/3rd of Diamond District) dropped another video from his critically acclaimed "One.One.Ten" album. The song brought to life for this video is "Blah Blah" produced by yours truly. Check the other tracks I produced for X.O.'s "One.One.Ten" along with the entire album after the video, peace.

XO - Blah Blah from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.

Check out & Download the 5 Oddisee produced tracks from "One.One.Ten" here.
Download the entire album at
<a href="">1.1.10 Feat. X.O. by oddisee</a>

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oddisee Music Show Dates

Fresh off our European tour and back on the job. We're booking U.S. dates and festivals now. For more information on booking please email

Oddisee Music is: Diamond District/Trek Life/Oddisee/Stik Figa/Tranqill/Olivier ST Louis/DJ Quartermaine/

13 - Nancy, France: Oddisee
17-21 Austin, Texas: Diamond District, Trek Life, DJ Quartermaine & Oddisee (SXSW)
SXSW Dates & Times
17 -

18 - 2:00-7:00 PM X.O. @ Light Bar
10:05 PM Oddisee @ The Acres
10:25 PM Diamond District @ The Acres
19 -
20 - 3:00- 6:00 PM Oddisee (Beat Society) @ Submerge (333 East 2nd st. Austin, TX)
8:45 PM Trek Life @ Klub Krucial
10:05 PM Diamond District @ The Independent
21 -

2 - Greensboro, North Carolina (Guilford College): Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine
7 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (The Shadow Lounge): Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine
10 - Las Cruces, New Mexico (New Mexico State University): Oddisee & Trek Life
23 - Lexington, kentucky (University of Kentucky): Oddisee
30 - Los Angeles (Airliner): Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine

6 - Portland, Oregon: Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine
9 - Seattle, Washington: Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine
13 - Cal Poly, California: Diamond District, Trek Life & DJ Quartermaine
27 - Toronto, OT (Beat Louge @ Rivoli): Oddisee


10- Brooklyn, New York (BK Hip Hop Festival): Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine

19-21 - Czech Republic (Hip Hop kemp): Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine