Oddisee's People Hear What They See



Info: This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints & allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen & lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired 'American Greed', Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired 'Maybes'. By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs. (source)


"You’ve got to let it go/ Sometimes you’ve got these problems on your mind/ & you should always know/ That people will tell you/ You’ll solve them, you’ll be fine/ But I don’t believe that/ You see that’s a way of being lazy/ If you want it got to get it/ & you fronted & you quit it/ Than you’re nothing but a victim in a system that we live in/ But forgiven if you want to try again."
-Let It Go
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"So the rut we're in/ got to be the best example of some pimp shit/ hit the strip nigga, get the money and/ bring it back to daddy/ [...] This is everything you want, it's everything you need/ This is good old fashion American greed/ see we get it how we get it & we spend it how we spend/ Cause it's good old fashion American greed."
-American Greed
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