Yo...what's really good?
Anyone that reads this blog (and props to those that do, are following CRDS and leave comments) will know that Diamond District's-In The Ruff album was my favourite album of 2009 and that I am a big fan of Washington D.C.'s Oddisee's production and MCing, well just after he gave us the dope and recent Odd Winter EP (along with the Odd Summer EP, Odd Autumn EP, 101, 102 and Mental Liberation...here is the outstanding Traveling Man LP, A superb instrumental album packed to the brim with classic breaks and interesting soundscapes, this is already my fave album of 2010, it's available as a digital release and in CD form....don't sleep.
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As a musician, life is often lived on the road. Each city leaves its imprint on the artist as they develop their craft. Touring, recording, and keeping up with friends and family took Oddisee beyond his hometown of Washington DC to Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. From cities like East Africa's Khartoum in Sudan, to cosmopolitan jaunts like Paris & Tokyo. The influence of these travels can be heard on every one of the 24 tracks included on "Traveling Man".
Each track was produced while Oddisee stayed in the city it was titled after. The result is a 24 city sonic tour of the world. Listen as Oddisee guides you through his instrumental journey around the globe. Visit the lonely winter streets of Detroit, festive San Francisco, hypnotic Khartoum - or let your swagger loose with the theme music of Chicago or the bounce of South Central. Oddisee sees the world, so that you can hear it.