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Mello Music Group

Oddisee – The Good Fight

$45.00

Mello Music Group

Oddisee – The Good Fight

$45.00

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Imbued with love, honesty, and selflessness, The Good Fight is virtuosic in its musicality, direct in its language, and infinitely relatable.

In a landscape overrun with abstract indulgence and shallow trend-chasers, the Prince George’s County, Maryland artist has created a record that reminds you that it’s music before it’s hip-hop.

For Oddisee, “The Good Fight” is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It’s music that yields an intangible feeling: the sacral sound of an organ whine, brass horns, or a cymbal crash. It’s a meditation on our capacity to love and the bonds binding us together. It’s our ambition and greed warring with our sense of propriety - a list of paradoxes we all face when living and striving.

Oddisee’s production simmers in its own orchestral gumbo. You sense he’s really a jazzman in different form, inhabiting the spirit of Roy Ayers and other past greats. The Fader’s compared him to a musical MC Escher, calling hailing his “grandiose and symphonic sound” and “relevant relatable messages.” Pitchfork praised his “eclectic soulful boom-bap.”

“The Good Fight” acknowledges the stacked odds, but refuses to submit – Oddisee Bandcamp

"... in a mature, jarring exposition on zeal, experimentation, life and truth, Odd’ connects the dots in his music with what’s happening both inside and outside of himself. With that a kind of alchemy, a kind of magic takes place, where an album extends beyond its borders into the wild, open air. What happens now is anyone’s guess for Oddisee, but with The Good Fight he seems to have reached a new level, and given us the blueprint on how we can do the same." - HipHopDX

Item description:

Artist:

Oddisee

Title:

The Good Fight

Label:

Mello Music Group

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Brown & Yellow Starburst

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Hip Hop

Catalog No:

MMG00068-1

Condition:

New