Mello Music Group’s super talented producer/emcee Oddisee released a nice free instrumental off his upcoming “Odd Tape” to hold you over till it drops in May. The track is called “No Sugar No Cream” and it’s actually an instrumental of his joint “Strength & Weakness” off his “Alwasta” EP. It’s a nice, musical, soulful gem to vibe out to.
About The Odd Tape
After a decade making music, the Prince Georges, Md.-raised and Brooklyn-based has transcended influences, comparisons and genre. The Odd Tape showcases the range of a composer bending hip-hop, soul, and jazz into singular form, tapping into that same emotional Fort Knox that animates all wordless choruses.
The Odd Tape revolves around the rhythms of the artist’s daily life. It starts in the morning with “Alarmed,” that sounds like if Shuggie Otis did a psychedelic eye-opening cover of Nas’ “Shootouts.” It rolls through “Right Side of the Bed,” with its glitter-gold sax lines, loose drums, and sunshine-slanting-through-the-blinds keyboards. Oddisee went from sampling to creating the eternal sounds of his original inspirations. You can hear older gods like Roy Ayers, Bob James, and Fela, but mostly you hear Oddisee continue to come into his own.