We’ve been fans of Oddisee well beyond the creation of this very site in 2007, so it’s been a treat to see his name start to bubble more and more as the years pass by. Most recently, the multi-talented DMV native has been catching earholes left and right with his incredible new album, The Good Fight.
Sitting down with RespectDue, Oddisee discussed the inspiration behind the album, dips into his Sudanese background, and explains his working relationship with J. Cole. On top of being in the studio during the first recording session of Born Sinner, they also have a handful of tracks recorded together – including one that features Kendrick Lamar.
“I did like six, seven songs with J. Cole, total. I know we did three or four [original cuts], then he did some stuff with Rock Creek beats. But he has played me two of the tracks. One of them I have, the other one he played me has was to another beat I made – it featured Kendrick on it. So there is a track produced by me, featuring J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Will it ever see the light of day? I have no idea.”