With as much music this man puts out, I don’t believe for a second that he ever turns his hustle off. Be that as it may, the idea still makes for a good song. DMV emcee/producer Oddisee just dropped this loosie entitled, “Hustle Off,” that will not appear on his upcoming album. With the release of the song, he also passes along the news that People Hear What They See will be dropping June 12th via Mello Music Group, and is now available for pre-order. Check after the jump for words from the man himself about the LP.
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This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints & allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen & lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired ‘American Greed’, Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired ‘Maybes’. By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs.