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ODD CURE

by Oddisee

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chopeye he's my pusher, man 🔥
Mieko Reaves
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Mieko Reaves Oddisee is a lyricist in the vein of Black Thought from The Roots. It doesn't get any better than that! Favorite track: The Cure.
Zach
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Zach After three years, Oddisee (and members of Good Compny) returns stronger than ever! The phone conversations were seamlessly integrated into the album and never felt like they were in the way. I enjoy this new Oddisee sound and I am happy he continues to push boundaries in his craft. Happy to see a fellow DMV native doing well! Favorite track: I Thought You Were Fate (feat. Olivier St.Louis & Sainte Ezekiel).
Jeremy Leaming
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Jeremy Leaming it's rather forgettable. the skits are self-serving and annoying.
Ludwig J
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Ludwig J "These are two paths of photography. It is up to me to choose, to submit my spectacle to the civilized code of perfect illusions, or to face in it the awakening of intractable reality" wrote french photographer Roland Barthes. Oddisee succeeded in walking this second path, using his mind as a camera, accurately capturing contemporary society trends Favorite track: I Thought You Were Fate (feat. Olivier St.Louis & Sainte Ezekiel).
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Looking out a window from the inside Of my head what I had in mind Is it recess or recession bit worried, cause I ain't stressing One side saying we gone hit an incline One side saying we are in the end time In the middle of the match where I been fine I ain't confined, I was left in If it's out of my control I ain't stressing Only cutting from the cloth I was dressed in Well groomed in a room full of best men Grey suits tryna train me not to question On average I'm the exception Run the math when it's anything less than If the path get blocked even one time No conspiracy can tell me what it meant then So what's next then I'ma keeping it moving I got no choice Representing for the weak of us with no voice Rich enough to be protected from who's elected Black enough to be respected but still messed with Pulled over in a Buick or a Rolls Royce 5'9" or 6´3" they gone feel threatened Your fragility is hidden under your weapon You ain't hard, you just capping 'cuz you so moist More than one thing tryna kill me (YEAH) More than one name tryna bill me (YEAH) Keep my hands clean Less we're talking 'bout riches That's the only thing that's filthy (YEAH) Nothing left in this life left untainted Up charge for the pure so we cut raw Here's an app and some people you can complain with Rest assure I'm the pro's, I'm the con's I'm the hope and the harm I'm relief or belief Here to leave you in a storm Throw a raft, throw a leash What you need is what you form Round your neck, on your arm Just keep calm Rest assure it's the cure Everybody got a way of coping Talk about it, have a sip, smoke it You can tell it's serious when I be down playing Most scared when I be joking Looking for a fix and I'm hoping Both knees on the ground praying Would I even hear it when spoken Fear more familiar than faith is I'ma stop looking for an answer Search inside how to make it Media delivering a breakdown When it break down I can take it Tell me something that I want to hear Like hearing you found a new replacement Babylon lying off top Ima take it back to the basement I could lose it all found laying in a gutter Get it all back that's word to my mother Comfy in the county where it's really all black Chilly in the city where it's getting off color Never made it rain I could save a long rack On a rainy day I know how to take cover Let it all flood i'ma swim it on back I ain't made of iron, I'm just braver than the others Life don't love you but it love to come test But if you love life you can't get the wrong number If you go under learn to take a long breath Wait it on out, come back with a flex Looking for a hand all I ever got was steps Walked on once now I walk on quest I could walk on water, I could on set My drip game only thing wet I'm the pro's, I'm the con's I'm the hope and the harm I'm relief or belief Here to leave you in a storm Throw a raft, throw a leash What you need is what you form Round your neck, on your arm Just keep calm Rest assure it's the cure
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Peace be, un to you, mind frame You don't speak, sup with you, times change Front door, always open, come on in Certain rooms is off limits if you're troubling I could spot a user like computers You ain't got no drive, you just wait for me to boot up I keep hope alive, on my shoulder is my future I'm coaching a team, got no players left to suit up Put me in, hall of fame, but off the wall A flower grew, in the shade, In front of ya'll, a power move If you want some credit now forget it Ain't no water under bridges I'll get wet in I'm repellent shower proof Keep it clean, until I can't, I take it there Never been, but confident, I'll make it there Harmful or your harmless I keep calm until you aren't We aiming at each other or a comet I say, two brothers walking through the world unprepared One lived in fear while the other one dared Along came a chance neither one of them could share Are they aiming at each other or the air Go ahead Shoot your shot (Pop pop) Shoot your shot (Pop pop) Shoot your shot (Pop pop) Shoot your shot (Pop pop) You don't know somebody 'til somebody's who you not You don't know somebody 'til somebody's who you not Peace be, un to you, mind frame Now you speak, what you need, times change Penthouse to the lobby If you think that you're somebody Who can't hold an open door Well then history gets copied If you're poor long enough Or you're rich for a while You think it is meant to be Turn your status to a style Take a life, take a job, take a job, take a life I'm just trying to lift my burden and your loss gets it light Is there a habit or law to break Be accountable or countering what y'all could say If get caught, my only thought is who I call to pay It doesn't matter if it's right, it wasn't wrong today But by tomorrow under bridges where the water lays Why bring it up just let it go, we'd get along that way But if you stuck, I'll build a mote You run amok, I'll run a shore You need a boat, I'll budget cut And lead you all astray I say, two brothers walking through the world unprepared One lived in fear while the other one dared Along came a chance neither one of them could share Are they aiming at each other or the air Go ahead Shoot your shot (Pop pop) Shoot your shot (Pop pop) Shoot your shot (Pop pop) Shoot your shot (Pop pop) You don't know somebody 'til somebody's who you not You don't know somebody 'til somebody's who you not
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Had to be this way We ain't vibing no more Tension in the room couldn't breath, had to leave this space I'll survive on my own Only now could I take a look back With relief I made To collide or condone The hard choice when I heard your soft voice telling me to stay Had to flee doubt, yeah had to be out It's a big city not enough for us to split it I can make living anywhere that I can visit Didn't know it 'til I pack the rental with a vision That became reality the more that you were distant Saw you as nest now I see you as a net Guess you saw me as a catch now I see you as a prison Of my own making un-made it now I'm different Had to turn an is into an isn't I thought you were fate I was wrong all along I thought you were fate My mistake, had to make I thought you were fate In the end, just pretend I thought you were fate I don't read my stars Though I came from the source Not a plot in a chart to unlock and unleash my cause Not a game on a board Read a card, see a flaw now it's law My belief, my loss I ain't playing a sport Made a bet, played a fool, nothing left but to beat my odds Yeah of course, I'ma breach my flaws Had to come back from a few things This is not a new thing Strapping up the boots with a theory in the shoe string I think I can move things With my, mind Like my hands and my feet, no magic to produce things Finding it amusing We are in control And we think to get the bread we gotta wait to get a role I ain't with a few things Writing into stone at the top And I only broke the mold when it dropped I thought you were fate I was wrong all along I thought you were fate My mistake, had to make I thought you were fate In the end, just pretend I thought you were fate
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We don't make the mistakes that we use to They've been replaced by something useful But I'm still strange Nothing's changed We told lies, now we're truthful Can't go back to what we're use to But I'm still strange Nothing has changed Took you for now granted, only now I understand it (yeah yeah) Gone in the wind and now the wind just makes me panic (yeah yeah) I'm all alone in isolation and the only thing i'm testing is my patience Thankful I'm alive and waiting (yeah yeah) Out front your place I hide emotions but can't mask depression You get me high I'm at your gate I missed our close connections Hope I'm not banned from trying again to make it work I lost your first, make matters worse I lost my job, I'm non essential maybe Don't wash your hands of me We should be closer why are we distant You hate what we've become but you'll love what we plan to be I'm focused but still randomly my thoughts will sway My whole life's an awkward phase In short I say We don't make the mistakes that we use to They've been replaced by something useful But I'm still strange Nothing's changed We told lies, now we're truthful Can't go back to what we're use to But I'm still strange Nothing has changed I'm at a lost thought I was better off, than other people I could go jogging all that I want, can't run away from me though Am I just evil or ignorant Out of my mind or tenements Want it back the way it was The way it was never backed me with benefits I'm letting go of my ego And replace it with something that's generous We should go chase after happiness Some believe that It should come with a membership Found out that freedom was limited Said were equal, not the truth, we pretend it is Proved to be something lethal Can't lose you yeah need you Fighting for you on the front lines, when we get through it we gone reform Communicating like we need to Keep it transparent baby, see through Kept off or we keep on Got a choice now what should we do Don't repeat when we're reborn We don't make the mistakes that we use to They've been replaced by something useful But I'm still strange Nothing's changed We told lies, now we're truthful Can't go back to what we're use to But I'm still strange Nothing has changed
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I get around in any town I'm a man about Who ever you're a fan of is just my fan account Not impressed if a restaurant's got a waiting list Travelled enough to know polenta's just a plate of grits Who got cars, I got lanes Who got game, I got cards who's playing, too advanced Fronted double your budget, you 'bout to lose a fan Odd stay underrated but I improve the chance I never meant to make any man feel insecure Less I'm the accomplice to what you claim accomplished Bro honest I'm proud that you never show profit Much like the identity that you pretend is yours This ones for the truth seekers Respect the real beast and not the industry zoo keepers Don't apologize for cancelling and not getting back to me I moved right along with what I want to do actually No Skips, no skips, no skips Oooooh no skips Everyday I just song I make No rewind or forward with me I'm on play Can't go back, what's forward, don't trip Oooooh no Skips No way to jump ahead or stay My life's theme let it play all day Forever in a PG state of mind You think you're doing something We think it's a waste of time Nah, we don't follow trends in my ends If we ain't set it, we ain't standing for it That's why you got place in line These 'bamas is corn kings of clown squads Keep that kinda stalk from around Odd For real (FOR REAL) Can't imagine my daughter a lil older Reminisce and find a pic of me round y'all Kill (KILL) Wish I was still homies with my older friends We'd get along much better now as older men Less ego, we'd come together for something lethal The type you peep and you know it's heat with just a preview So rugged if it ain't low budget we don't love it Another classic joint but we different people You ain't answering phone hope this song will reach you Man holler Kev, I'm tryna pitch another sequel No Skips, no skips, no skips Oooooh no skips Everyday I just song I make No rewind or forward with me I'm on play Can't go back, what's forward, don't trip Oooooh no Skips No way to jump ahead or stay My life's theme let it play all day
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I done played by the rules I've been made out a fool By the few, who make the laws Don't break them, make a clause Wanna fish, not just fry Wanna live, while alive What's the cost all don't pay Waive me by by by Save a pie not a slice for the mice among men Let me fend for myself, you just lend what I spend Pay you back not revenge Just them Dollars extra cents That's the interest I ain't in Getting high, high, high Is a savior, someone who will save you or at least make you feel like he will 'til your will is enslaved huh I don't know but I'm starting to feel like I'm caught in a wheel That's spinning around with no breaks up a hill Is it fact, is it fake, doesn't matter if it's real Just as long as I escape I wanna go to Mars Live amongst the stars Be the one that got away From it all I wanna go to Mars Live amongst the stars Be the one that got away From it all Fighting for a seat, on a vessel fully booked I'll compete, for glance, satisfied with just a look Trying to get on board, in the front with all the crooks Show them I am something more than just some number in a book I'm a king without a castle with some hassle but it's free Just another brother quick to turn his back on other peeps If it means I'm seen as higher than them classes under me If I'm fine that's all that matters Politics don't party please Hear me out now, I'm filled up with doubt now That if I don't sell you out, I'll join the crowd of us that's living just to bow down I don't know but I've reached the top of the bottom And now I'm at that bottom of something still far from the ground If I fail to understand how to live entitled Cause survival's all I comprehend I'll pretend I wanna go to Mars Live amongst the stars Be the one that got away From it all I wanna go to Mars Live amongst the stars Be the one that got away From it all
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ODD CURE revisits the divide in American society with an updated perspective on the US‘s growing expansion in circumstances and beliefs.

„For the first time in my life, the world has had a truly shared experience. The ‚ODD CURE‘ is my way to providing a soundtrack to our thoughts, worries, hopes and dreams.“ – ODDISEE

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released July 17, 2020

All songs written and produced by Oddisee.
All songs mixed by Delf.

Additional instrumentation by:
Ralph Real - Keys
Dennis Turner - Bass
Olivier St. Louis - Guitar
Jon Laine - Drums

Additional arrangement by Delf.
Mastered by Hans-Philip Graf for HP Mastering
Executive produced by Amir Mohamed & Daniel Luedtke

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