Oddisee – AlWasta (EP)


Eminently talented MC and producer Oddisee just popped off with 7 brand new tracks on the freshly released new EP, AlWasta. The project’s title is an Arabic term that describes a highly influential community member who uses their influence to politic with their contemporaries. This new project is the first stage of Odd’s Big Plan for 2016, during which he’s looking to drop a new instrumental project in May, a Summer tour immediately thereafter and his next full length LP this Fall.

Continue below to stream and download AlWasta.

Sudanese­-American hip­hop artist Oddisee’s new EP, “Al­Wasta,” takes its title from the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) “the plug.” The term “wasta” comes from the Arabic word “wasat,” meaning “middle” or “middleman,” and describes a member of the community who acts as a connector using their wealth of social currency. Understanding the value of social currency & how to use it (for better or worse) is what Amir Elkhalifa aka Oddisee focused on as the primary inspiration for his writings.

Related: Revisit our enlightening 2013 In The Lab piece with Oddisee

Previously: Oddisee – Tim Westwood Freestyle

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