Inspired by a recent survey from the boys over at Take It Personal Radio (podcast), I figured I should finally get around to publishing this article I began all the way back in 2016 – January 8th at 10:15AM to be precise according to this draft history. While Take it Personal asked listeners which of OC’s albums they preferred: Word Life (1994) or Jewelz (1997) ?; I had the intention to highlight Jewelz as a classic album that never quite got the shine it deserved.
I came across the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series a couple of years ago with Oddissee rapping a few tracks off his awesome album ‘The Good Fight‘. It was linked via Ambrosia For Heads, a Hip-hop website and I quickly became a fan of Oddissee and the concert format. Getting musicians to perform live is nothing new, but squeeze them into a tiny office space and things get up close and personal. I’ve picked a few of my favourite Hip-hop acts who really shine and show what it is to be a skilled lyricist as well as a musician. … Continue reading NPR Tiny Desk Concerts