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Washington, D.C. (1999 – present)

The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington, D.C., spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Since producing and performing the hit track “Musik Lounge” for DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “Magnificent” LP, Amir “Oddisee” Mohamed has pushed his involvement in the music industry into fifth gear. Taking advantage of working at A Touch of Jazz studios, Oddisee has incorporated the neo soul vibe of Philly into his eclectic and well decorated resume. Coming from a diverse background, the half Sudanese half African American was blessed with musical talent from both sides of his family. Oddisee was influenced by the accomplished singers, guitarists, and poets on his Sudanese side, and on his American side, by the gospel singers, blue grass guitar players, and older cousins who gave him his first taste of hip-hop. Ironically, it was his Sudanese father that gave Oddisee the vinyl that fueled his passion for producing hip-hop music.

Since turning his focus towards hip-hop in 1999, Oddisee has worked with the likes of Gary Shider of Parliament and Funkadelic, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Talib Kweli, J-Live, Asheru, Little Brother, and many other respected recording artists.


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  • Snaep


    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • FCA19795

    Been awhile since I listened to Oddisee, I missed at least 5 albums since 'Mental Liberation'! Not including his mixtapes. Even before 'Mental Liberation' I thought he was insanely underrated and a top dog in the [underground] hip hop game. Now....forget about it, IMHO, dude is the greatest producer/emcee ever.

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • teezle

    "Beauty In All" is one of the best instrumental albums out there, period.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dehumpn

    started dippin into his back catalogue, instrumental mixtape vol.1 is on form,

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • jdotperiod

    People Hear What They See is easily one of the best hip hop full-lengths of the last 5 years.

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • volatyle

    Can't believe I just discovered this guy.

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mopsmolch

    Such a good concert yesterday! Had lots of fun!

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • ZipZapRap

    Tangible Dream is just...just...

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • LamarMatic

    Tangible Dream!!!

    7 Apr 2014 Reply
  • sjm26b

    Surpised that Oddisee's music was in "Schooled: The Price of College Sports." had me moving

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • piccochimusic

    Oddisee - Back Of My Mind (Official Video)

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • jonnylion

    Really good

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • salvminerva

    Dude is criminally underrated.

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    Last two releases are both just ridiculous. He should tour the UK.

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • ObeseBurnVictim

    Oddisee continues to be one of the best talents in hip hop. Dude is criminally underrated.

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
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    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • felipexiz

    Tangible Dream... the album of the year!

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • HipHop1984

    tangible dream is such an honest album. amazing.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DontBelieveHype

    Tavelling Man is a Dilla flava album, but if you hear his most recent stuff (Rock Creek to The Beauty in All) you quickly see that he has his own vision of making a nice crossover between funk and hip hop. I think he's very creative and gifted and a seriosuly underrated producer.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DaGoodfella82

    New album and mixtape are great. This guy is the truth.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
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