Oddisee ft. yU (of Diamond District) – Still Doing It

Oddisee links up with yU of Diamond District for this track off his new album Rock Creek Park, coming out on Mello Music Group on September 6th but will be exclusively available on iTunes at midnight tonight.

Says Oddisee on Rock Creek Park, which is an ode to the park in Washington, D.C. and a personal album for the rapper/producer who is preparing his solo rap album for the end of the year.

Rock creek park is & has always been one of my favorite places in Washington, DC. It has a way of aging with you & adapting to where you are in life. When I was younger, it was a place for skipping rocks, bike rides & imaginary adventures in the woods. As a teen it was a place where I played basket ball, had cook outs with friends & walked through with dates. As an adult it’s my short cut through the city, my quickest way from Silver Spring to George Town. One thing it still is and always well be is my retreat.

Listening to the Black Byrd’s “Rock Creek Park” inspired me to create an entire album around the park & my relationship with it. If the park were to have a soundtrack, what would it be? What does walking along the trails of the park sound like? What does driving on the narrow tree lined roads sound like? This album is my interpretation of Rock Creek Park through break beats, samples & live instrumentation.

Rock Creek Park will be all instrumentals except for this one track.


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65 Responses to “Oddisee ft. yU (of Diamond District) – Still Doing It”

  1. Remixznflow Says:

    LMAO!

  2. hl Says:

    parks and recreation rap

  3. Samir Says:

    it’s not a state, it’s a state of mind

  4. Big_seth Says:

    hl Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:10 am
    parks and recreation rap
    ^^

    LOL

  5. Samir Says:

    I feel like the previous NoYork leaks were the wackest tracks on the album. Some of this electro shit is legiiiit. The second half of the album seems to be more traditional Blu.

  6. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    » KiD CuDi Scraps “A Man Named Scott” Mixtape for Wizard & MOTM3
    ^
    Cudi >>>

  7. Ant Says:

    Hl
    23 mins ago
    parks and recreation rap

    ^^
    lmao

  8. harlem world Says:

    E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:31 am

    » KiD CuDi Scraps “A Man Named Scott” Mixtape for Wizard & MOTM3
    ^
    Cudi >>>

    ===============
    Cudi is back!!

    Is he back on that liquor/drugs?

  9. harlem world Says:

    Cole dissing Drake would have been the corniest thing ever.

    What good would possibly have come from that?

    He’d have been known as the dude that dissed Drake. Just as B is known as the commenter that dissed Shellz. It amounts to nothing.

  10. harlem world Says:

    2 dopeboyz rap

  11. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    On the horizon…

  12. S.I.C.K Says:

    Just as B is known as the commenter that dissed Shellz. It amounts to nothing
    ^^
    LOL@HW

  13. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Drake: I’m at the starting line. Those guys are at home, putting on their tracksuits, getting ready to make their attack. When J. Cole gets it super-right, I think he’s gonna have a place as a Nas-type character who really stands for hip-hop, but still makes ill records that everybody fucks with.

  14. harlem world Says:

    Only corny niccas try to make a name for themselves off of dissing someone more established than them.

    I see how Kreayshawn tried taking a shot at Ross. But Ross didn’t even acknowledge it – so she took a u turn and went back to being a dick slurping becky.

    Probably 1000 niccas uploading Jay-Z disses or Lil Wayne disses to the internets right now!

    But Jay-Z or Wayne don’t care or respond….so the diss dissappears into the internets black hole (ll).

    If a nicca isn’t on your skill level or level of buzz…ignore him.

  15. Rajon Trondo Says:

    Shellz just spazzed on jay electronica on twitter lmao

  16. harlem world Says:

    E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Drake: I’m at the starting line. Those guys are at home, putting on their tracksuits, getting ready to make their attack. When J. Cole gets it super-right, I think he’s gonna have a place as a Nas-type character who really stands for hip-hop, but still makes ill records that everybody fucks with.

    ======================
    It’s just fact! Nothin personal

    Drake made hits, squadded up with Cash Money – toured Canada & America.

    J Cole only just got signed to Roc Nation – hence putting on his tracksuit – just getting started.

    Hate the game….

  17. JihaD Says:

    Rock Creek Park is for geekers and the homeless now, lol.

    The got a dope running trail tho, but its not worth the possibility of being robbed to hit it up.

    JihaD

  18. horsechoker Says:

    Homes in Baltimore going for 10k wooooooooo. Might be time to get myself an east coast club house for my trips to DC

  19. harlem world Says:

    J Cole NEEDS Drake to be relevant.

    Drake is the one shouting him out all the time- putting him on tour. Making records with him.

    Don’t be a feeble minded nigga – Drake is doing more for J Cole than his own boss.

  20. JihaD Says:

    If a nicca isn’t on your skill level or level of buzz…ignore him.

    ^

    *archives for truthfullness*

    JihaD

  21. b Says:

    anty entrepreneurs on nah? I was wondering what are some business ideas that dont take a fortune to get off the ground.I’m trying.

  22. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    Horsechoker
    6 mins ago
    Homes in Baltimore going for 10k wooooooooo. Might be time to get myself an east coast club house for my trips to DC

    ^i flipped houses there x Pitt
    More hassle than profit
    End up losin
    *shrugs*

  23. ilovemia305 Says:

    Soy el dueno de los puntos…Its all about sending a message

  24. charles lee ray Says:

    S.I.C.K Says: August 22nd, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Just as B is known as the commenter that dissed Shellz. It amounts to nothing ^^ LOL@HW

    ^LOL.Harlem get off my dick .

  25. harlem world Says:

    b, you an ordinary nicca just like myself – you gassed up

    you got that helium head(ll) right now – i can promise you im not on yours or any other mans private parts

  26. horsechoker Says:

    THe KiD FRanKiE Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:58 am
    flipped houses there x Pitt
    More hassle than profit
    End up losin
    *shrugs*

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I don’t think my first goal would be to flip. I spend about a month in DC per year for work, could possibly spend more there or on east coast if business is good. I’d use it primarily as a crashpad when I’m there and put it on Airbnb or rent it out when I’m not. For 10k plus improvements (that i’ll get tax credits on as a first time homeowner) it might be worth it.

    Or it could be a disaster and I could get murdered by a capri pants wearing goon.

  27. Eastern_Digital Says:

    Shellz just spazzed on jay electronica on twitter lmao

    ^^^
    Spazzed is the right word. He went IN!

  28. Mag Says:

    At yesterdays Jets game.

    “Gotta love seeing WET Cheerleaders”

    – @Joe Willie NAMATH

  29. b Says:

    I come from a troubled past
    niggas did dirt shoveled grass
    u was in the crib pouring palmolive in ya bubble bath
    my flow too wavy give em motion sickness
    harlem, of all these nah niggas the most suspicious
    u the type of nigga that take pussy and be groping bitches

  30. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    tinyurl.com/429g5pw
    ^
    smfh

  31. Rajon Trondo Says:

    If your on nah, u probably got an e mail with that Blu link.

  32. harlem world Says:

    ilovemia305 Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Soy el dueno de los puntos…Its all about sending a message

    ===============
    what message??

    If youre not on a niccas level…then its like a tree fallin in the woods status

  33. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Or it could be a disaster and I could get murdered by a capri pants wearing goon.
    ^
    r.i.p Joe88

  34. 007 Says:

    I don’t think my first goal would be to flip. I spend about a month in DC per year for work, could possibly spend more there or on east coast if business is good. I’d use it primarily as a crashpad when I’m there and put it on Airbnb or rent it out when I’m not. For 10k plus improvements (that i’ll get tax credits on as a first time homeowner) it might be worth it

    ^True I feel you.
    I bought some reo’s/forclosures but overall lost. I made a profit but then purchased another one. On that We buy homes swag. Had a website, scannin the lists, puttin up signs got a LLC the whole 9. Lotta work. But alotta competition. I got to take a cruise off the money I made thats about it.

    I tried it was fun tryna make deals but that shit wadnt for me.

  35. b Says:

    harlem world Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:09 am
    b, you an ordinary nicca just like myself – you gassed up

    you got that helium head(ll) right now – i can promise you im not on yours or any other mans private part

    ^I just be having fun harlem.that is all.talking shit

  36. harlem world Says:

    u was in the crib pouring palmolive in ya bubble bath

    =============================

    indeed i was – im a grown ass man, not like these insecure skinny jeans niccas letting their white boss call them racial slurs

    i walk into work and command respect
    i go home and jump in the bath next

    holla (ll)

  37. Eastern_Digital Says:

    tinyurl.com/429g5pw
    ^
    smfh
    ^^^^
    lmao…i remember this.

    “get a knife and flatten the bubbles” priceless

  38. ilovemia305 Says:

    No explanations needed

    to have the rest of them bleeding

  39. ilovemia305 Says:

    They Know >>>>

  40. b Says:

    indeed i was – im a grown ass man, not like these insecure skinny jeans niccas letting their white boss call them racial slurs

    i walk into work and command respect
    i go home and jump in the bath next

    holla (ll)

    ^harlem commands respects
    he makes sures all his demands are met
    first requirement he needs a man for sex
    he stay talkin that lady shit, I think he shady kid
    why they call him harlem, he wont walk past 86th?

  41. JihaD Says:

    Eastern_Digital Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:09 am
    Shellz just spazzed on jay electronica on twitter lmao

    ^^^
    Spazzed is the right word. He went IN!

    ^

    Cuz that nigga fulla shit, b.

    I think I’m just tired of kick knowledge niggas who ain’t out here attempting to actually affect change.

    I got 4 yung buls and STILL volunteer as a coach, tutor, and mentor. Clothing drives, book drives, Supply Drives, all that shit, and some studdering fuck feels the need to lecture ME on Twitter about Libya?

    Its a fucking recession and (like HC said) people are losing their fucking homes, and you wanna lead a twitter revolution?

    FOH Jay Neglect- just rap and STFU, nigga.

    JihaD

  42. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    I think I’m just tired of kick knowledge niggas who ain’t out here attempting to actually affect change.

    ^shots @ jderida lmao

  43. LeRoy Green Says:

    Game was doin his best Nasir impersonation on Born In The Trap AND on Mama Knows. Both good songs but It Aint Hard To Tell who he was tryna sound like.

    Then on Speakers On Blast he was tryna sound like Outkast (it featured Big Boi)

    Then on Paramedics he was soundin like Jeezy (it featured Jeezy)

    Shang Tsung rap.

  44. Samir Says:

    Above Crenshaw [f. Co$$] >>>

    This album sounds wayyy different than everything else.

  45. Rajon Trondo Says:

    Game is that dude from Tekken that looks like a tree and can imitate every other character from the game

  46. Rajon Trondo Says:

    That Blu link sure is moving slow

  47. JihaD Says:

    THe KiD FRanKiE Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:27 am
    I think I’m just tired of kick knowledge niggas who ain’t out here attempting to actually affect change.

    ^shots @ jderida lmao

    ^

    Nah, its more for rappers and entertainers who have the resources to do something, but would rather do nothing but talk like they are superior in some way, or even worse, above the happenings of regular people.

    If you not out here trying to provide and add on, STFU and just rap nigga. Don’t be pretentious and go around lecturing people.

    JihaD

  48. LeRoy Green Says:

    Game is that dude from Tekken that looks like a tree and can imitate every other character from the game

    ^^^^^^

    lol the one wit Jeezy was really too much.

    and yea I’m hopin that Blu link is still good by the time i get off work smh

  49. Mr. Miogi Says:

    S/O to Akon. The impact of that Lady Gaga deal hits 20 on a Richter Scale. Niggas dont even know.

  50. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    Game = Shang Tsung

    That will stick

    French = Mystique (xmen)

  51. JihaD Says:

    LeRoy Green Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Game was doin his best Nasir impersonation on Born In The Trap AND on Mama Knows. Both good songs but It Aint Hard To Tell who he was tryna sound like.

    Then on Speakers On Blast he was tryna sound like Outkast (it featured Big Boi)

    Then on Paramedics he was soundin like Jeezy (it featured Jeezy)

    Shang Tsung rap.

    ^

    Ditto Pokemon Rap.

    JihaD

  52. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    S/O to Akon. The impact of that Lady Gaga deal hits 20 on a Richter Scale. Niggas dont even know.
    ^
    he dosen’t even need to record music anymore

  53. plug Says:

    I bought some reo’s/forclosures but overall lost. I made a profit but then purchased another one. On that We buy homes swag. Had a website, scannin the lists, puttin up signs got a LLC the whole 9. Lotta work. But alotta competition. I got to take a cruise off the money I made thats about it.

    I tried it was fun tryna make deals but that shit wadnt for me.

    ——–
    I keep saying Imma cop one of these foreclosures cash and live in it and get my cake off having no mortgage… but sometimes the taxes and insurance make it not worth it.

    plus I really dont wanna move back to the city

    they put an extra 100 cops on the street one weekend and twice as many people got murked the same night

  54. Eastern_Digital Says:

    they put an extra 100 cops on the street one weekend and twice as many people got murked the same night

    ^^^
    damn.

  55. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    S/O to Akon. The impact of that Lady Gaga deal hits 20 on a Richter Scale. Niggas dont even know.
    ^
    he dosen’t even need to record music anymore

    ^isnt Usher behind Bieber?
    If so he set fa life too

  56. S.I.C.K Says:

    @jihad

    If possible can you post some of the twitter convo with Jay E??I don`t have a twitter account nor do I want one.Just interested in what he said that made him seem pretentious.Wanna have my facts straight.

  57. plug Says:

    pretentious
    —-
    ole smarty art azz ninja

  58. el capitan Says:

    JIhad bitchass rants against Jay Elec <<<<<<<

  59. JihaD Says:

    S.I.C.K Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:47 am
    @jihad

    If possible can you post some of the twitter convo with Jay E??I don`t have a twitter account nor do I want one.Just interested in what he said that made him seem pretentious.Wanna have my facts straight.

    ^

    It wasn’t a convo. Jay was talking about the current regime change in Libya and how the US and other world powers were wrong for outs Gaddafi.

    My response was why are you filling up that TL with that bullshit when the jobless rate in the US for African-Americans is fucking 20%+, home values are dropping, and you were actively supporting your Label head and his crony selling $300 tickets for a fucking concert.

    It kinda snowballed from there into a rant about who the average black person is trying to save their homes and livelyhoods, and your sitting in london living off soda money and putting up a front. I asked why he didn’t speak up when they were rioting in London and why he’s not trying to affect change in N.O. when their school system is in fucking shambles.

    JihaD

  60. Mr. Miogi Says:

    E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:42 am

    S/O to Akon. The impact of that Lady Gaga deal hits 20 on a Richter Scale. Niggas dont even know.
    ^
    he dosen’t even need to record music anymore

    ^

    The ill part is…Akon was killing shit on his own. And he signed T-Pain.

    Kon is Uncle Scrooge-ing right now

  61. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    Miogi

    I think pain on YMCMB now

  62. S.I.C.K Says:

    @jihad

    understood

  63. JihaD Says:

    how > who

    JihaD

  64. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    damn shells…

    who took the jelly out your donut?
    poz…

    jay E probably over in london getting bombarded with BBC reports of shit going down in foreign countries & ALL of those media outlets is probably sneak dissing america.

    you gotta look at a rant from a few perspectives shellz…

    one…whas the source of contention
    two…whas the benefit of the information & to whom
    three…is the ranter influential enough to stimulate thought.

    JE got some of my followers asking questions…

    it kinda sux he doesn’t respond but, there’s shooters out there like you that he tends to ignore jus cuz he lazy.

    sup nahkis

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