Oddisee’s fanbase has been following Amir Mohamed El Khalifa footsteps for more than a decade, through the two dozen releases, including the 11 studio albums and 10 mixtapes, that the MC has put on the street under his solo name since 2005. The artist, of Sudanese father, approaches in his music his experiences as Muslim, African American and biracial, uncovering racism, islamophobia and nativism, which has earned him being valued as one of the most insightful and necessary perspectives in underground rap. Much of his lyrical work is a true reflection of the maxim that hip-hop serves as a voice for those who have no voice. As he has explained, his influences included MCs from the East Coast as Eric B. & Rakim, De La Soul or A Tribe Called Quest, rappers who do not talk about drugs or murders. His latest album, ‘The Iceberg’ (Mello Music Group, 2017) is a call to delve into issues such as race, politics, wealth and religion, offering a window into critical thinking about individuality and identity. And all that, wrapped up in a fun, danceable, jazz influenced hip-hop irresistible beat.

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