Oddisee gives us a great free ep entitled “Alwasta” as he prepares to drop a instrumental album later this year. It is a Jazzy soulful effort with thoughtful lyrics that take a variety of issues and they really connect. Check out the media blurb about the album from his bandcamp page and download this dope effort…..
Oddisee is also ready to unveil his 2016 plan which includes a new instrumental album in May, a tour with his band Good Compny from May through July, and the heavily anticipated follow up to “The Good Fight,”an all new solo album in the fall.
Sudanese-American hiphop artist Oddisee’s new EP, “AlWasta,” takes its title from the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) “the plug.” The term “wasta” comes from the Arabic word “wasat,” meaning “middle” or “middleman,” and describes a member of the community who acts as a connector using their wealth of social currency. Understanding the value of social currency & how to use it (for better or worse) is what Amir Elkhalifa aka Oddisee focused on as the primary inspiration for his writings.