Coming to the end of his huge world tour on the back of his newest release “The Good Fight”, Washington based rapper/producer Oddisee brought his smooth flow and effortless performance to the Woolly Mammoth stage in Brisbane last week.

Opening the show was locally based Ali The Great, signed to local label Green Chimney Records, who’s intricate wordplay brought a real sense of what was to come. The Canadian born artist provided quite the opening for the show and demonstrated his versatility across several tracks that soon had the attention of all in the room. Bringing up several other local artists including Gallus, a bright up and comer in the Brisbane scene, for featured tracks was also a nice addition to the set.

Next up was the energetic and soulful Sampa The Great, the Sydney based poet, singer, rapper and songwriter brought a vibrant display of lyricism and thought-provoking words. She commanded the attention of the crowd with ease using a somewhat playful vibe whilst she delivered tracks off her latest work “The Great Mixtape”. Sampa was also just this week named Unearthed Artist of the Week by Triple J, gathering her some well deserved attention across the nation. She served the perfect warm up for the crowd and had the good vibes flowing.

Finally the crowd was ready as Oddisee hit the stage, opening to “Ready To Rock” off his 2012 album “People Hear What They See” it was just a taste of what to expect over the next hour. Moving through his catalogue of tracks it was easy to get caught up in his performance. Oddisee had everyone moving whether it was a high energy track off his latest album like “Want Something Done” which voices Oddisee’s opinion on the current state of hip-hop and some of the mellow vibes like “Belong To The World”.

One thing was clear, Oddisee has been around long enough and appears as the type of modest yet extremely talented artists that hip-hop is missing more of. After the show he greeted fans, had a chat and took photos and seemed gracious of the well deserved turnout for a rare Australian performance.

You can find Oddisee on Social Media on his Instagram, Facebook and you can purchase his latest Album “The Good Fight” right here on Bandcamp or iTunes.

Images by Jacob Pedersen, Alter Ego Visuals and Mitch Lally.


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