Who says hip-hop is dead? Hip-hop is alive as ever if you look in the right places and one of those places is right here, on this full length from MC/producer Amir Mohammed el Khalifa aka Odissee. We're not talking about watered-down hip-pop "edm" either - this is that good stuff. Fresh beats with soul and intelligent raps that don't beat you over the head with consciousness but still make you think, that's what's up on People Hear What They See. Oddisee says of the album, "Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter... By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs." Check the sound samples and hear why this album has gotten positive hype all over the place. Oddisee is the truth! 12 tracks spread over 2 Dover White colored LPs with guest spots from Ralph Real, Tranqill, and soul vocalist Oliver Daysoul (of Onra "Long Distance" fame). Recommended.
- strictly limited 2 LP pressing of 500 units on Dover White vinyl
- music label: Mello Music Group 2019
reviewed by Richard Cashmere & Von Bee 04/2019