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Oddisee’s Instrumental Album ‘The Odd Tape’ Is Streaming Via NPR

Oddisee The Odd Tape

UPDATE 2: Stream The Odd Tape in its entirety, courtesy of NPR, below:

UPDATE: Oddisee officially announced The Odd Tape, his latest instrumental album, which is dropping on May 13. He also shared the first track “No Sugar No Cream,” which is the instrumental version of “Strength and Weakness” from his recently released AlWasta EP. Give it a listen below. 

Brooklyn via D.C. rapper/producer Oddisee shot into the stratosphere with The Good Fight last year, and 2016 is looking even brighter for the Mello Music Group mainstay.

Oddisee just dropped the free 7-track EP AlWasta, a project dealing with social currency: “Sudanese­-American hip­hop artist Oddisee’s new EP, “Al­Wasta,” takes its title from the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) “the plug,” the EP’s Bandcamp page reads. “The term “wasta” comes from the Arabic word “wasat,” meaning “middle” or “middleman,” and describes a member of the community who acts as a connector using their wealth of social currency. Understanding the value of social currency & how to use it (for better or worse) is what Amir Elkhalifa aka Oddisee focused on as the primary inspiration for his writings.”

Even still, that’s not all he’s got planned for 2016. We can also expect a new instrumental album, a spring/summer tour, and the followup to The Good Fight this fall. Get your first taste of 2016 Oddisee below:

5/3/2016 Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
5/6/16 Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
5/7/16 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/8/16 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC
5/11/16 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
5/13/16 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
5/14/16 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
5/15/16 Side Bar – Tallahassee, FL
5/16/16 Parish @ HOB – New Orleans, LA
5/20/16 Foundry at SLS – Las Vegas, NV
5/21/16 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/22/16 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
5/24/16 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
5/26/16 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
5/30/16 Sasquatch Festival – Seattle, WA
6/4/16 Bunbury Festival – Cincinnatti, OH
6/12/16 Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
6/25/16 Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK
6/27/16 O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
7/7/16 Les Ardentes Festival – Leige, Belgium
7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
7/9/16 Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, Germany
7/10/16 Cactus Festival – Bruges, Belgium
7/16/16 Melt! Festival – Gräfenhainichen, Germany
7/19/16 Valkhof Festival – Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/23/16 Hip Hop Open Festival – Vienna, Austria
7/27/16 Blue Balls Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
7/29/16 Appletree Gardens Festival – Diepholz, DE
7/30/16 Stuttgart Festival – Stuttgart, DE

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