Oddjobs

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Oddjobs
Origin Minnesota, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Years active 1996-2005
Labels Third Earth Music, CMI Productions,
Associated acts Kill the Vultures, Typical Cats, Heiruspecs
Members Advizer
Crescent Moon
Nomi
Anatomy
Deetalx

Oddjobs was an American hip hop group from Minnesota.[1] It consisted of Advizer, Crescent Moon, Nomi, Anatomy, and Deetalx.[2] After the breakup of Oddjobs, the members of the group except Deetalx reformed as Kill the Vultures.[3]

History[edit]

Oddjobs released the album, Drums, in 2001.[4] The 12-inch single, "Blue Collar Holler", reached number 6 on the CMJ college radio hip hop chart in 2002.[5] The six-track EP, The Shopkeeper's Wife, was released in 2003.[6] The group toured with DJ Shadow in the same year.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Advizer (Adam Waytz) - rapper
  • Crescent Moon (Alexei Casselle) - rapper
  • Nomi (Mario Demira) - rapper
  • Anatomy (Stephen Lewis) - producer/DJ
  • Deetalx (Devon Callahan) - producer/DJ[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Conflict and Compromise (1999)
  • Drums (2002)
  • Expose Negative (2004)

Live albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Absorbing Playtime (2000)
  • Fun Boy (2003)
  • The Shopkeeper's Wife (2003)

Singles[edit]

  • "Dry Bones" (2002)
  • "Blue Collar Holler" (2002)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Sixth Sense - "Laws of Gravity" from Grand's Sixth Sense (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Oddjobas - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gonzales, Matt (June 18, 2003). "Lyrics Born + Zion I + Lifesavas + Oddjobs". PopMatters. 
  3. ^ McPherson, Steve (November 9, 2006). "Kill the Vultures: Meet the pleasure seekers". Twin Cities Daily Planet. 
  4. ^ a b Baker, Soren (May 23, 2003). "Oddjobs covers new ground". Chicago Tribune. 
  5. ^ a b Riemenschneider, Chris (September 12, 2002). "New York state of rhyme: Oddjobs left Twin Cities to find one another". Star Tribune. 
  6. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "The Shopkeeper's Wife - Oddjobs". Allmusic. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 

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