The Good Fight


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Format: LP

Cat No: LPMMG00068C

Release Date:  27 October 2023

Label:  Mello Music Group

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  843563152317

Genres:  Rap & Hip-Hop  Rap & Hip-Hop  

  • Description

    Oddisee's breakthrough album: Imbued with love, honesty, and selflessness, The Good Fight is virtuosic in its musicality, direct in its language, and infinitely relatable.

    In a landscape overrun with abstract indulgence and shallow trend-chasers, the Prince George's County, Maryland artist has created a record that reminds you that it's music before it's hip-hop.

    For Oddisee, "The Good Fight" is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It's music that yields an intangible feeling: the sacral sound of an organ whine, brass horns, or a cymbal crash. It's a meditation on our capacity to love and the bonds binding us together. It's our ambition and greed warring with our sense of propriety - a list of paradoxes we all face when living and striving.

    Oddisee's production simmers in its own orchestral gumbo. You sense he's really a jazzman in different form, inhabiting the spirit of Roy Ayers and other past greats. The Fader's compared him to a musical MC Escher, calling hailing his "grandiose and symphonic sound" and "relevant relatable messages." Pitchfork praised his "eclectic soulful boom-bap."

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. That's Love
      • 2. Want Something Done
      • 3. Contradiction's Maze (feat. Maimouna Youseff)
      • 4. Counter-Clockwise
      • 5. First Choice
      • 6. Belong To The World

      Side 2

      • 1. A List of Withouts
      • 2. Book Covers (feat. Nick Hakim)
      • 3. Meant It When I Said It
      • 4. Fight Delays
      • 5. What They'll Say (feat. Gary Clarke Jr, Maimouna Youseff)
      • 6. Worse Before Better (feat. Tranqill)