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Stik Figa & Oddisee – From The Top

by Eric on December 2, 2010

Riding the success of “From The Top,” the first single from the Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, and his mini-documentary released earlier this week, Stik Figa is treating fans with the release of the Oddisee produced From The Top, a brand new five-track EP – for free. Get it after the jump..

The EP starts out with the groovy, funk filled “Hot Mess,” with Stik jumping right in the mix, spitting confident barbs while detailing his own dedication to the game as he raps, “I guess you asleep I was busy writing songs/ Turn the mic on, lay a vocal like a pipe bomb.” Aside from the brags and boasts, Stik keeps it personal throughout the EP. “This is me, and this is where I’m from, love it or leave it,” says Stik Figa. “I’m coming as I am, and this is the music that accompanies that feeling.” The Topeka, Kansas rapper addresses funny money issues on “Bucket,” while touching on the struggles of life in his hometown on “Running Away.” “Topeka is a mid-sized blue-collar conservative city in the mid-west, so as a young black man, my childhood could at times best be described as awkward and isolated,” says Stik.

Matching Stik’s stylings step for step, Oddisee continues to show off his wide ranging production abilities, utilizing dusty drums and string, horn, and guitar chops throughout to create a multitude of mood-altering backdrop for Stik’s musings. “The production Oddisee provides makes these moments fully realized moments,” says Stik. “I’m excited for people to hear it, it’s somewhat of a coming out party.”

Stik Figa and Oddisee will also be releasing their own currently untitled album together in 2011. Stick Figa is also working with long time collaborator D/Will to release their album together titled, Crown & Coke.

Download From The Top here:Riding the success of “From The Top,” the first single from the Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, and his mini-documentary released earlier this week, Stik Figa is treating fans with the release of the Oddisee produced From The Top, a brand new five-track EP – for free.

The EP starts out with the groovy, funk filled “Hot Mess,” with Stik jumping right in the mix, spitting confident barbs while detailing his own dedication to the game as he raps, “I guess you asleep I was busy writing songs/ Turn the mic on, lay a vocal like a pipe bomb.” Aside from the brags and boasts, Stik keeps it personal throughout the EP. “This is me, and this is where I’m from, love it or leave it,” says Stik Figa. “I’m coming as I am, and this is the music that accompanies that feeling.” The Topeka, Kansas rapper addresses funny money issues on “Bucket,” while touching on the struggles of life in his hometown on “Running Away.” “Topeka is a mid-sized blue-collar conservative city in the mid-west, so as a young black man, my childhood could at times best be described as awkward and isolated,” says Stik.

Matching Stik’s stylings step for step, Oddisee continues to show off his wide ranging production abilities, utilizing dusty drums and string, horn, and guitar chops throughout to create a multitude of mood-altering backdrop for Stik’s musings. “The production Oddisee provides makes these moments fully realized moments,” says Stik. “I’m excited for people to hear it, it’s somewhat of a coming out party.”

Stik Figa and Oddisee will also be releasing their own currently untitled album together in 2011. Stick Figa is also working with long time collaborator D/Will to release their album together titled, Crown & Coke.

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