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Brooklyn-via-Maryland rapper Oddisee, 35, is leaving a real estate meeting when I call him for our interview. The rapper born Amir Mohamed el Khalifa is considering investing in houses throughout Brooklyn over a handful of years to create non-music-based revenue streams.

Throughout his 10-plus year recording and performing career,Oddisee and his worldly perspective and live-band hip-hop sound have bred an everyman relatability that grounds projects like 2017’s The Iceberg and 2020’s Odd Cure, his latest EP, out today.

Created over eight weeks — two of which he spent in self-isolation in his Brooklyn studio — Odd Cure is an attempt at navigating the looming anxieties of a global pandemic in the broadest sense. …



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