I first caught D.C. rapper-producer Oddisee when Mello Music Group sent me his mostly instrumental album Rock Creek Park. While I thought the textures and samples in his instrumentals were pretty, it was a bit in-one-ear-and-out-the-other for me, sadly.
However, the four tracks on this new Odd Renditions EP are really grabbing my attention. Not only does this guy showcase a driven personality and an impressive flow, but the sample material is pretty interesting as well: Marvin Gaye, Bon Iver, Metronomy, and K-Os.
Nice instrumentals and rhymes. Plus, it's free. Can't go wrong. Grab the EP here.