Oddisee – “Hustle Off” | New Music

If ever your midweek is heading for the doom and gloom, allow Oddisee to brighten the shade of things. To coincide with the announcement that his debut album People Hear What They See will be released on June 12th (available now to pre-order) the DMV-bred producer-rapper offers “Hustle Off” as a complimentary gift. If you’re familiar with any of the man’s previous work, I’d imagine this is one freebie you won’t be passing on.

Stream and download “Hustle Off” after the jump and read the always-intriguing foreword from Oddisee on his forthcoming album below.

“This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints & allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen & lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired ‘American Greed’, Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired ‘Maybes’. By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs.”

Listen To: Oddisee – “Hustle Off”