Oddisee is a highly underrated rapper and producer from the DMV area who has been active in the industry since 1999. He initially grew up in the affluent city of Silver Springs, MD and later relocated to one of the wealthiest predominantly black areas in the country – Prince George’s County, MD – before moving to D.C. Unfortunately, these aren’t the origins that most well-known rappers can speak on, but that doesn’t stop Oddisee from stopping by his old stomping grounds for his “NNGE” music video.
With a little help from Toine, Oddisee finds himself breaking down America’s current social climate in a place where he began to form some of his earliest thoughts on the subject. As Oddisee says in the song, being from D.C. has put him in close proximity to countless protests that have made him hyper-aware of issues in minority communities. He goes on to say,
“I mean what is there to fear/I’m from Black America this is just another year/If you’re new to disrespect by your elected puppeteer/well let me show you how to persevere”.
“NNGE (Never Not Getting Enough)” can be found on his latest album, The Iceberg.
Written By DJ Robinson