L.A. welcomes Oddisee's The Good Fight Tour
Oddisee and Good Company bring an intimate but energetic show to L.A.
“I don’t hear it. I can feel it." That’s what audience member Jesse C., said as he joined the rest of crowd with their hands up for Oddisee’s show at The Roxy on Monday, November 2.
The underground, American rapper and producer chose the perfect venue for his 52nd show for The Good Fight Tour, first and only in L.A. Before the main performer came out, 19-year-old De'Wayne Jackson opened the show with high energy and rapped about his humble comings as an upcoming artist.
At the end of his hyped performance, everyone in the audience gathered up after he ask, "can we get a group photo for my mom back home?"
Soon after, Oddisee's band Good Company jumped on stage. The soulful band, composed of an equally energetic keyboard player, drummer, bass and guitar player, dropped major beats and vocals that had everyone head-bobbing and swaying back and forth. Cleverly mixing into one of Oddisee's tracks, Oddisee pops up on stage, ready to rock.
He performed tracks like "That's Love," "Contradiction's Maze," "First Choice," "Belong to the World," and even told us not to "judge a book by its cover if we don't even read." He sneaked in "Yeezus was a Mortal Man" and "Own Appeal" from his Tangible Dream album.
In the middle of his performance, Oddisee paused and said, "Underground is too serious. This is our 52nd show, let's have more fun with this." Good Company whined it up on the instruments and completely changed up the beat to a song. Heavy bass and a slower rhythmical tempo hit it home with an urban hip-hop beat that made the crowd go wild.
Many debated whether the show was short or it was "too damn good" that it felt short. He finished off saying that usually performers say goodbye, the crowd cheers, and they come back on stage for a final song. Oddisee, oddly enough, casually said let's skip that and go straight to the finale. He finished off by giving solo moments for each of the Good Company members and freestyling.
Final notes included him sharing all the places he toured starting in Europe and the current situation. The crowd cheered when he said, "They aren't immigrants, they aren't refugees, they aren't migrants. They are humans." He will go up to show number 70. L.A.'s show was inimitable, creative, and filled with energy. Next stop, San Francisco.