This December, critically-acclaimed Sudanese-American artist Oddisee (Amir Mohamed) returns to New Zealand with his band Good Compny, with tour support from American sing
This December, critically-acclaimed Sudanese-American artist Oddisee (Amir Mohamed) returns to New Zealand with his band Good Compny, with tour support from American singer/songwriter Olivier St. Louis and New Zealand’s very own hip hop lyricist Melodownz.
Preceded by his album "The Iceberg" in 2017, Oddisee and Good Compny have performed in over 150 shows worldwide, nabbing themselves rave reviews along the way.
Oddisee and Good Compny’s live shows send a message to the underlying politics of everyday life, in particular for the marginalised and undermined, taking on complex issues such as social inequality, racial divides, and the realities and implications of police brutality, all filtered through Oddisee’s speaker-knocking hip-hop and soul aesthetics. They’ll be bringing this to the stage in Auckland and Wellington, bookended by MC/DJ sets in Queenstown and Havelock North.
A recurring visitor to New Zealand, over the years Oddisee has built powerful and lasting roots within our local music, coffee, hospitality, and fashion industries. Having sold-out his last tour here in 2015, and released four well-loved projects since then, Alwasta, The Odd Tape, The Iceberg and Beneath the Surface, his return to our shores looks set to be his biggest New Zealand shows ever.
"A focused beam of live-band and hip-hop soul that rattles loudly in our present political moment." Pitchfork
“A shrewd lyricist and observer, Oddisee has always been steadfast in his quest to expose uncomfortable truths.” NPR Music
“The DC rapper is underrated in every sense of the word and has been one of the most consistent cats to put it down, year in and year out.” Complex