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Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, better known by his stage name Oddisee, is a Sudanese-American rapper and producer originally from Washington, DC, but currently calling Brooklyn as his home. He is one third of Diamond District. He was also part of the Low Budget Crew. Oddisee was originally influenced by his parents’ heritages, combined with a hip-hop influence from his older cousins. In an interview with NPR, he explained why he was influenced by early East Coast emcees such as Eric B. & Rakim, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. He stated that these rappers don’t talk about drugs or murder, and he could relate more to their lyrics.

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