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The Koreatown Oddity
Little Dominiques Nosebleed

Stones Throw Records

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For a decade, Los Angeles rapper and producer the Koreatown Oddity has drifted around the city’s indie-rap scene with a leisurely detachment. Distributing cassette beat tapes by hand, making dusty, stoned records with vaunted producers like Ras G and Jeremiah Jae, and occasionally sporting a wolf mask, he treats rap more like a pastime than a calling. His name, a reference to the neighborhood where he was raised, has always underscored his origins, and his music has tended to be diaristic, capturing his observations, wisecracks, and hijinks in real time. On Little Dominiques Nosebleed, his fourth solo LP, he shifts from scattered journal entries to focused autobiography, telling the story of his family and his neighborhood with intimacy and warmth.

The Koreatown Oddity is Dominique Purdy. This album tells the origin story of his “supernatural powers and spiritual awakening,” the results of two car accidents that occurred in his childhood while growing up in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district. 

“Experiencing these traumatic moments so early in my childhood allowed me to have a unique outlook on life … I have had deep spiritual connection and awareness since the accidents and feel like its reflected in all of my work & in my life as human being.”

The single “Kimchi” sets up the scene for this true-to-life story about growing up black in Koreatown and how the neighborhood has changed. “I seen this whole area evolve from a black perspective. I want the history of Black/Hispanic People who grew up in Koreatown to be told,” he says. “If you looked at this section of LA through my eyes you will see that it ain’t all kimchi, Korean BBQ, and karaoke.” Little Dominiques Nosebleed showcases soulful loops, jazzy licks, comedy, obscure samples and odd scenarios to communicate the enlightenment born from heavy truths, each step of the journey told through music. (In short, raw hip-hop shit.) The album is produced entirely by the Koreatown Oddity and features the people of his family and community: Sudan Archives, Anny Wise, Baby Rose, C.S Armstrong, Fatlip and many more. — (via Stones Throw)

2022 Repress on Black Vinyl, with gold center Labels instead of the red labels on the original release.

Label: Stones Throw Records 
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Gold Labels
Country: US
Reissued: Sep 20, 2022 / Original Release: Jun 19, 2020
Genre: Hip-hop

File under: Hip-hop