Today’s a great day for Oddisee fans (which should be everyone) as the DMV emcee/producer released two projects today. His instrumental LP, The Beauty In All, just hit shelves via Mello Music Group. The vibe from “Lonely Planet” gave me all I needed to assure me Oddisee is still killin’ it behind the boards, and that his latest project would be another stellar release. To coincide with the instrumental LP, purchasers of The Beauty In All also get a free copy of a new mixtape from Oddisee, Tangible Dream. The tape has Odd showing off his skills with the bars as well as the beats, with features from Ralph Real, Olivier St Louis, Polo Escobard, Toine, Trek Life, and Diamond District. Check below for Odd’s detailed description of both releases. You can stream both projects in their entirety below. You can also purchase The Beauty In All (with Tangible Dream) via Bandcamp. Also, to coincide with the album release, check out the excusive OKP interview with Oddisee, here.
“The Beauty In All”
“The Beauty In All is about the flaws & mistakes that give life its character and worth – how even ignorance can give light to knowledge. For me, not knowing how to do something & still trying is a process that helped my production style evolve. If everything we are is out in perfect tutorials, we might never deviate from the teacher. This record is dedicated to imperfection and the sense of pride & accomplishment we get from our struggles. Hopefully, you listen to this record, reflect on the ups & downs of life, and see the beauty in all.”
“Tangible Dream” (The Mixtape)
I live in a gentrified part of Brooklyn, I eat out several times a week, I travel the world sampling the best that cities across the globe have to offer. Do I live in a penthouse loft? Am I dinning in five stars restaurants? Can you only find me in the most exclusive areas? Do I own a jet? The answer to all the above is most certainly no. I’m just a regular man from Prince George’s county, Maryland that figured shit out.
I discovered that I can make a career in an arena dominated by artists that sell false dreams. I realized that although the masses may not know of my body of work, it doesn’t take the whole world to have the world I want. Tangible Dream is a mix-tape dedicated to the deconstruction of our traditional ideas of success & shedding light on the possibility of a sustainable rap life.
These rhymes were written in economy class seats, these beats were produced on long bus trips & these songs were recorded in airbnb apartments. All I want to do is make music for a living so that I can live to make music. The only dreams I’m interested in are the ones I can grasp. It just so happens that anything you want bad enough can be obtained. Perhaps the world may never know of my accomplishments but accomplishments they are nonetheless.