Odie is the Toronto Born, Bay Area raised artist of Nigerian roots who cites African gospel, the melodies of Fela Kuti, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Kid Cudi as his major influences. Evidently, his music brings together all of his diverse influences ; the finished product being a fresh yet refined take on contemporary R&B.
By the time I was born, Barry White was already winning lifetime achievement awards and being referred to as a legend of soul music. It’s kind of interesting that now, 21 years later, I have come to be a huge fan of his. Honestly, I’m probably one of the few people of my age who spend a large amount of time listening to the classics rather than bumping the latest Lil Uzi Vert. I’m not judging , just saying. I’m an old soul, I like music that makes me feel things not music that helps me forget my feelings. I don’t know, as a curator and music enthusiast, studying the styles of music from the past has also really helped me understand the origins of certain trends, patterns and styles that occur in music today.
I’M BACK! Damn it feels good to be back. It’s really been a long time coming.Let’s jump right in shall we? First I’d like to thank Jay Z for giving me the inspiration to review music again. I guess Jay decided to follow in his wife’s footsteps and drop the album unexpectedly because he really doesn’t need the extra marketing, right? I think 2017 kinda needed an album like this. I feel like there’s been so much going on but when a Jay Z album comes out we all just stop and listen. Also, as a hip-hop head , I’ve missed those classic hip-hop beats that I would normally hear in a classic Hip-hop album. Don’t get me wrong… I hoped on the trap train this year and I’ve enjoyed listening to Migos and the likes but I’ve had an appetite for some real lyricism. So yeah, thank you Jay.
It’s that time of the year again guys! Damn, this year has flown by real quick hasn’t it? I didn’t even have time to properly analyze all the music that’s been released this year. I’m writing this while on vacation so forgive me if this piece seems a bit rushed. Anyway, I think 2016 was a quite an incredible year for music. Although I feel underwhelmed by some releases, generally the music released was stellar. If you’re expecting to find Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce or Kanye West on this list then you’re on the wrong list. I’m only mentioning the LPs that really stood out to me and that I feel came out at significant points of these artists’ careers.
Hey peeps, swear I got a problem with myself. I’ve been listening to so much music but I can’t find the time or energy to actually sit down and review it for y’all. But I decided to stop slacking and get my shit together for this particular album. Any of you who listen to my Sound Cloud playlists that I curate every so often have probably seen this guy in a bunch of them. I’ve been hooked to his music all year long. In the current age where literally anyone making music whether in a studio or a bedroom can post their songs online, platforms like Sound Cloud are really where it’s at if you want to discover fresh, experimental and interesting sounds.
Hey guys! So I know I haven’t blogged in a while and I’m pretty amped to be back on the site I actually hadn’t been here in over a month I even forgot my admin password which I had to recover, yeaah.. it’s been that bad. But anyway, as some of you know I had a gig on the 8th of October called “The Playlist” and it was such a surreal night for me. If I haven’t thanked the guys who came enough, I’m gonna thank you again. I had so much fun with everyone who came out, it was such a magical experience all inspired by the phenomenon that is “NuNairobi” or was anyway. After my gig I was EXTREMELY exhausted as you might imagine and I was behind on a lot of uni work which I desperately needed to catch up on since its my last year. Long story short I was busy getting my life outside blogging and music TOGETHER lol I basically was so fatigued and I needed time to recharge and just rest up and do something different, AND SO I DID and it was quite rejuvenating. Nevertheless, after my break I struggled to find inspiration from any music and thus I had nothing to really write about and I know that sounds lame but it’s a REAL THING ok. Anyway, I’m posting this because I just wanted to have a heart to heart with my readers lol Not every time music sometimes deep post about life and shit ok haha
So I’m back and I’m gonna be writing a lot of more frequently now.. there’s so much I’ve been listening to I don’t even know where to start guys! This is where it all started and it’s gonna end here ok! Love you all who’ve been so patient.
PS: SO people can stop asking me about the next gig, 2017 is going to be a VERY VERYYYYY productive year. hehehe
Much love x
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