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Oddisee Asks the Political Questions That We All Want Answers to in ‘Like Really’

Oddisee returns with stinging political commentary on his latest single “Like Really,” the second release from his upcoming album The Iceberg, which drops February 24.

The Sudanese-American rapper and producer is, like many of us, in a state of disbelief in response to the current political climate, and finds himself asking the necessary questions as a result.

He ponders everything from Black Lives Matter naysayers to police brutality, to the whitewashing of Black narratives in the film industry, expressing his dissatisfaction with lyrics like:

“How you gonna make us great when we were never really that amazing?

Take it back to what? I don’t find hanging black lives entertaining

How do you police the streets of a neighborhood you do not engage in?

Why a brother get three for a sack while your brother go free for a raping?

How you make a film about Egypt with all leading roles caucasian?

How you saying all lives matter when the stats say we are not adjacent?”

Throughout the track,  Oddisee rhymes over understated trap production with an uncompromising tone that resonates powerfully.

The MC will be on tour this spring, making stops in the States and Europe. Check the dates and stream “Like Really” below.

Oddisee Beneath The Surface Tour Dates
February 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum First Friday’s
February 17 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Sonar Festival
March 2 – Paris, France – La Place
March 3 – Lyon, France – Bizarre!
March 4 – Nantes, France – Stereolux
March 6 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
March 8 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
March 9 – Dublin, Ireland, The Sugar Bluc
March 11 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
March 13 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
March 14 – Erfurt, Germany – Franz Melhose
March 15 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen
March 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club
March 17 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
March 18 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
March 19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
March 22 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
March 24 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Bird
March 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
March 26 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
March 28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
March 30 – Milan, Italy – Biko Club
March 31 – Cully, Switzerland – Cully Jazz Festival
April 1 – Zurich, Switzerland – m4Music
April 4 – Zagreb, Croatia – Venue TBA
April 7 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Sofia Live Club
April 8 – Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane
April 10 – Vienna, Austria – Grelle Forelle
April 11 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
April 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
April 20 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
April 21 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
April 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
April 26 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
April 28 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
May 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 5 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
May 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
May 9 – Eugene, OR – WoW Hall
May 10 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 11 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
May 13 – Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
May 14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 17 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
May 18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
May 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
May 20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The HiFi
May 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smalls
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Arab American National Museum
May 28 – Montreal, QC – Newspeak
May 27 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
May 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 31 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

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