Discovering Oddisee in Food Lion

flionThis is starting to become common for me – discovering sample in random stores. This particular time I was in Food Lion picking up some groceries when I heard some familiar notes over the speaker system in the store (these store songs are usually terrible) that I just knew I heard before. The track was too funky and my head is bobbing as I pushed the cart down the aisle. Think, think, think, think! My mind’s blank then the sound bite comes around again, I realize it has to be Curtis Mayfield and the sound I heard on an Oddisee instrumental album, Traveling Man. I Continue reading

Four Dope Tracks, One Sick Sample

I randomly found these tracks just shuffling through the pod. Its a good feeling to find treasure when you not looking for it. I’ve been wondering what this sample was since I heard Oddisee’s “Tokyo” and now I know and stumbled upon 3 more recently released tracks that used that same joint. The Dramatics’ 1978 track, “Do What You Want To Do”, provided an excellent intro with airy chords and soft vocals, that’s a producer’s playground. Who used it best? I think all put a different touch to it, I like them all but Oddisee and Dizzy Wright’s versions are my favorites at the moment. Get a fix below and see which one you prefer. Continue reading