The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed (aka Oddisee) was born and raised in Washington, DC, spending his summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, Go-Go, gospel, and his father’s oud playing, Amir took his first steps as a producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic). Convincing his father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots; to produce for Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, and De La Soul; to form the critically acclaimed group Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU — all on his way to becoming a renowned solo artist. His work has been featured on the Facebook series “Humans of New York,” as well as in numerous films and television ads. In 2017, Oddisee performed internationally at over 110 venues around the globe with his band Good Company in support of his critically acclaimed album The Iceberg. He has been featured in publications from Time Magazine and USA Today to Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.
Bio Sep 2018