For years, Oddisee didn't need a whole lot of words to make a statement. The Maryland-raised, Brooklyn-based rapper and beatmaker focused more on the production side of rap, crafting a handful of instrumental albums that merged dusty samples with the drama of a good soundtrack.
But on his new album, The Good Fight, Oddisee turns outward. He steps up to the mic with confidence and skill, verbally dancing around his tracks' soul-jazz rhythms. On "That's Love," he tips his hat to those that showed him love in its many guises: hurtful truths, reassurances, tough lessons. These...
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