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Oddisee & Good Company

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Olivier St. Louis
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Oddisee & Good Company

The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Though Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots, produce for Freeway, Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, De La Soul & Nikki Jean, and has MC’d on production from Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Kev Brown, his proudest moment was the birth of his critically acclaimed group Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU.

Known in the music industry for his independence, Oddisee consistently debunks the scatterbrained artist myth – doing everything from booking international tours to photography to marketing and promoting himself and even other artists. He now works as both artist and consultant with Mello Music Group, one of the foremost emerging independent labels to take advantage of the digital revolution to build a successful business.

Olivier St. Louis

Olivier is no rookie to music. The artist formerly known as Olivier Daysoul has toured the world as part of Oddisee’s band and worked with more then one of your favorite producers, be it Hudson Mohawke, Bibio, C2C, Onra or Oddisee. Now he lives in Berlin and decided it’s time for his own music, no compromises. His upcoming “Black Music” EP on Jakarta was entirely produced by him, 90% of the instruments were played by him. Time for a new chapter, time for a new name. Get familiar.