Artists are often on the frontlines of gentrification, moving into lower-income neighborhoods, making those neighborhoods more appealing to outsiders, and soon enough, being priced out themselves.
Oddisee opens his latest music video for the song “NNGE (Never Not Getting Enough),” with a shot of Old Bay Seasoning- a notorious Maryland condiment. Residents of Prince George’s County will likely recognize their home as the backdrop for the rest of the video. Indeed, local references are a theme throughout Oddisee’s music, who was raised in Prince George’s County and moved to D.C. after high school. Back in town to promote his new album, “The Iceberg”, with a performance at D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Oddisee talks to Kojo about how the region and its music inspire his work.
- Amir Mohamed Rapper & Music Producer Oddisee; @ODDISEE
Oddisee's Top 5 Local Tracks
LISTEN: Rapper Oddisee Shows Off D.C., Maryland & Virginia Pride In These 5 Tracks - The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Despite living in New York City, rapper Oddisee's devotion to the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region permeates his music-from his most recent album, "The Iceberg," released in February, 2017, to his work with Diamond District, a local hip hop trio. Born Amir Mohammed and raised in Prince George's County, Md., Oddisee is back in town to perform ...
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