This is something really special, particularly for you hip hop or conscious rap fans out there. The music on “Untitled” by “ODDxRude ” has the delicacy of carefully crafted, creative trip-hop, and on top of this, ODDxRude
as a performer and rapper works hard to paint a clear picture for you, and to open your mind.
The way ODDxRude fuses energetic keys, manic soundscape, and full, thick notes, makes for a fairly unique sound in itself. Then of course you get the leading voice, ODDxRude’s unmistakable performance style. In this case, the verses are presented in a low, almost whispered tone, which adds hugely to the new sound, as well as leading up with powerful contrast towards the hook.
Lyrically you can always expect a touch of fun and a touch of ODDxRude. “Untitled” brings these elements together in one of the best examples yet – simple, subtle, yet it catches your attention. From a songwriting perspective, the piece has been arranged really well, each section has its characteristics, its traits – the lower toned vocal is accompanied by the keys, the higher yet equally soft one is surrounded by space and a more mellow drum line, then the hook hits – a surprisingly delicate moment at first, a distant vocal lingers, the music breaks down further. The structure of the song is unexpected, which makes it appear as quite fresh, and this is definitely one of the best vocal performances so far from ODDxRude, in my opinion.
ODDxRude has a certain sound and style that makes the track feel believable, it demands that you listen – this confidence and flow pulls you in, and once you’re involved, every lyric works hard to keep you there. In terms of the story line the whole thing gives off a feeling of not letting negativity or a bad lifestyle influence or affect you. The hardcore essence of street-style hip hop is alive and well, though it arrives here with something a little more inspiring, and it’s only if you choose to fully listen that you start to build more of an understanding of the artist and what she about.
The more you listen to this, the more you’re likely to fall for the sound. The music is so easy to get into, instantly calming as it begins to play. ODDxRude’s leading voice has a softness fused with a passionate intensity that makes it again easy to listen to but also demanding in a way, as if you just don’t want to risk missing out on the ideas. It all works beautifully, the touch of melody makes for a clever break in the structure, and this awareness of what works in composition continues from start to finish. You can sit back and relax to this, and if you choose to, you can pick out any line and find something notably impressive, and most likely inspiring.