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Just under a month ago, D.C. rapper/producer Oddisee surprised us with the magnificently pleasant Alwasta EP. It was dropped ahead of an upcoming instrumental project, The Odd Tape, which is being dropped before Oddisee embarks on an international tour. (He’s got plans to drop another full-length project in the later months of the year.) He’s given us a sampling of the beat tape with “No Sugar No Cream,” and today, he follows it up with “Born Before Yesterday” — a soothing, ambient track full of light choral arrangements, slow-tempo drums and knocking (which temporarily pick up the pace).
Now, I know what you’re thinking: how can choral arrangements and knocking percussion come off as soothing and ambient? Well, that’s why Oddisee is special. And it’s why you should download his Alwasta EP.
Oddisee described The Odd Tape as “a ‘Day In The Life’ piece set to audio” on his SoundCloud. “‘Born Before Yesterday,'” he continues, “takes its title from the daily proposals I receive that question intelligence in ways that only the music industry can.” Now stream “Born Before Yesterday” below, and pre-order the beat tape on iTunes.