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17 March, 2017Print

An Ode To Resilience: Time Magazine Premieres Oddisee's Video For "NNGE" Along With Q&A

'The Iceberg' Out Now On Mello Music Group

Time Magazine has premiered the video for Oddisee's "NNGE" today, an ode to Black American resilience.  The video finds the prolific MC and producer going back to his roots, to film the video where he grew up outside of Washington, D.C.  Taken from his just-released full length 'The Iceberg,' the song is about facing adversity and perseverance in the current political climate as a Muslim, as a Sudanese American, as a hip hop artist, all set to a deeply soulful go-go beat.

 

Watch the video and read the Q&A here:

http://time.com/4700135/oddisee-iceberg-nnge/

 

'The Iceberg' has been met with raves and features from Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, a song premiere via Ebro's Beats 1 show and much more.  Oddisee and his band Good Compny are in the midst of a massive international tour with US dates beginning April 18th.

 

RAVES FOR 'THE ICEBERG':

 

"He deftly uses his own experiences to reflect on the greater state of humanity, in all its beauty and flaws" - New York Magazine Vulture

 

"A focused beam of live-band and hip-hop soul that rattles loudly in our present political moment." - Pitchfork

 

"Oddisee dives deep, rapping blistering topical verses over a live band." - Time Magazine

 

"A shrewd lyricist and observer, Oddisee has always been steadfast in his quest to expose uncomfortable truths" - NPR Music

 

"The DC rapper is underrated in every sense of the word and has been one of the most consistent cats to put it down, year in and year out" - Complex

 

"A scathing indictment of our current political landscape that still manages to sound smooth as f*ck" - Stereogum (on the song "Like Really")

 

"One of the most intelligent, lyrically-gifted contemporary rappers" - Brightest Young Things

 

Oddisee has released two studio albums, several EPs, mixtapes and instrumental albums, and has over 23 million plays on Spotify.  He's been profiled by NPR, the Washington Post, praised by Pitchfork and Stereogum, performed on NPR's Tiny Desk, Red Bull Sound Select and at festivals including Glastonbury and Sasquatch.  'The Iceberg' follows two releases in 2016, the 'Alwasta EP' and the instrumentals album 'The Odd Tape.'  His 2015 full-length 'The Good Fight' was a Top 10 album on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart and he won the iTunes Music award for Best Hip-Hop Album of 2012.

 

Order the album here: https://oddiseemmg.bandcamp.com/album/the-iceberg + http://radi.al/pARwH3H

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2dEkjiUBO6Z2aeolcJ7sCy

Bandcamp: https://oddiseemmg.bandcamp.com/album/the-iceberg

Apple Music: http://radi.al/pARwH3H

 

TOUR DATES:

March 17 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria

March 18 - Stuttgart, Germany - Im Wizemann

March 19 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom

March 22 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje

March 24 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Bird

March 25 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

March 26 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique

March 28 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2

March 30 - Milan, Italy - Biko Club

March 31 - Cully, Switzerland - Cully Jazz Festival

April 1 - Zurich, Switzerland - m4Music

April 4 - Zagreb, Croatia - Venue TBA

April 7 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Sofia Live Club

April 8 - Bucharest, Romania - Arenele Romane

April 10 - Vienna, Austria - Grelle Forelle

April 11 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola

April 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts

April 20 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club

April 21 - Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade

April 22 - Lynchburg, VA - Lynchstock Music Festival

April 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft

April 26 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's

April 27 - Dallas, TX - Dada Dallas

April 28 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room

May 1 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

May 5 - San Diego, CA - Music Box

May 7 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency

May 9 - Eugene, OR - WoW Hall

May 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre

May 11 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

May 12 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

May 13 - Spokane, WA - The Big Dipper

May 14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux

May 17 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown

May 18 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry

May 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall

May 20 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

May 21 - Indianapolis, IN - The HiFi

May 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smalls

May 26 - Detroit, MI - Arab American National Museum

May 28 - Montreal, QC - Newspeak

May 27 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

May 30 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

May 31 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom

July 1 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest Festival

 

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