Oddisee Shares Free 'AlWasta' EP

Oddisee Shares Free 'AlWasta' EP
New York-based, Sudanese-American producer and MC Oddisee made our list of Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums last year with The Good Fight. Not one to rest on his laurels, the man has released a free EP, along with details of his release plans for this year.

A press release explains that the seven-track AlWasta takes its name from "the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) 'the plug,' derived from 'wasat,' meaning 'middle' or 'middleman.'" The new release for Mello Music Group can be found below.

In addition to the new freelease, Oddisee has announced plans for a new instrumental album arriving in May, a U.S. and UK tour with his live band Good Company, and a new solo full-length slated to arrive in the fall. 

While you await his next two efforts, stream and download AlWasta in the player below, where you'll also find his upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates:

03/26 Boise, ID -  Treefort Festival
05/03 Boston, MA -  Middle East Downstairs
05/06 Morgantown, WV - Mainstage
05/07 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
05/08 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
05/11 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
05/13 Tampa, FL - Orpheum
05/14 Orlando, FL -  Backbooth
05/15 Tallahassee, FL - Side Bar
05/16 New Orleans, LA - Parish @ HOB
05/20 Las Vegas, NV - Foundry at SLS
05/21 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
05/22 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
05/24 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
05/26 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05/30 Seattle, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06/04 Cincinnati, OH -  Bunbury Festival
06/12 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival
06/25 Pilton, UK - Glastonbury Festival
06/27 Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
07/07 Leige, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
07/08 Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival
07/09 Dusseldorf, Germany - Open Source Festival
07/10 Bruges, Belgium - Cactus Festival
07/16 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Melt! Festival
07/19 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Valkhof Festival
07/23 Vienna, Austria - Hip Hop Open Festival
07/27 Lucerne, Switzerland - Blue Balls Festival
07/29 Diepholz, DE - Appletree Gardens Festival
07/30 Stuttgart, DE - Stuttgart Festival