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Prolific MC/Producer Oddisee’s Charged Plea: ‘The Iceberg’ Out February 24 on Mello Music Group

Prolific MC/Producer Oddisee's Charged Plea: 'The Iceberg' Out February 24 on Mello Music Group

LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE "THINGS" VIA NPR MUSIC: http://n.pr/2hK1Lmm

 

The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement. ‘The Iceberg’ is out February 24 on Mello Music Group.

Lead single “Things” acts as a mission statement for the album, a deep dance groove with lightning-quick lyrics about “things” he’s going through. Says Oddisee, “"We all go through the trials & tribulations of life. Why is it we feel the need to individualize our shared experiences? If only we could see our concerns as others do, maybe they wouldn't be so serious."

Listen to “Things” via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7L3wnAwMNo

Says NPR: “‘Things,’ a bright and bouncy dance track, adds a new color to Oddisee's production palette — but the song's energy belies its lyrical content. It's a confessional that finds the rapper-producer wrestling with his status, summed up by a nod to The Notorious B.I.G.'s "mo' money, mo' problems" mantra. Much of Oddisee's career has been marked by that dilemma, and here, he likens it to a horror-film cliché: He's unable to resist the urge to run towards the screams.”

‘The Iceberg’ was recorded and produced by Oddisee at his own studio in Brooklyn, made with live instrumentation performed by Oddisee and members of his band, Good Compny.

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.

Oddisee’s 2017 international tour with Good Compny starts March 2 in Paris and includes dates across the U.S. in April and May. Full list of dates below with more to be added.

“In the tradition of some of rap’s great storytellers (Masta Ace, De La Soul, Rakim), Oddisee observes the world with an intense curiosity and a sharp eye for the fabric that holds people together” – Paste

Pre-order the album here: https://oddiseemmg.bandcamp.com/album/the-iceberg 

‘The Iceberg’ TRACK LIST

Digging Deep
Things
Built By Pictures
Hold It Back
You Grew Up
NNGE (feat. Toine)
Like Really
Want To Be
This Girl I Know
Waiting Outside
Rain Dance
Rights & Wrongs (feat. Olivier St. Louis) 

TOUR DATES

March 2 – Paris, France – La Place

March 3 – Lyon, France – Bizarre!

March 4 – Nantes, France – Stereolux

March 6 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern

March 8 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla

March 9 – Dublin, Ireland, The Sugar Bluc

March 11 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

March 13 – Munich, Germany – Ampere

March 14 – Erfurt, Germany – Franz Melhose

March 15 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen

March 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club

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 30 - Milan, Italy - Biko Club

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 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 26 – Detroit, MI – Arab American National Museum

May 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

May 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

May 31 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

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