Oddisee: “Black Bands Are An Endangered Species”

While on tour supporting his latest album The Good Fight last year, Oddisee stopped in to talk with 24/7HH about a variety of topics, one of which turned out to be the importance of music and art programs in public schools. He laments seeing the programs cut from so many schools because they offered poorer minorities the chance to learn at little to no cost.

“With my band itself, we come from a very musical town, and I almost feel like having a Black band is an endangered species at this point because we don’t have access to the instruments because of the cost,” the Washington, D.C. rapper/producer said. “It’s a travesty that they cut those programs in public schools.”

Over the course of the series, Oddisee also talks on how technological advances have turned him into a one-man studio, treating hip-hop like a regular job (his instrumental project The Odd Tape is dropping this May), the flaws of capitalism, and almost pulling someone out of their car after they almost ran him over. Check out all the videos below:

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