Oddjobs

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Oddjobs
OriginMinnesota, United States
GenresAlternative hip hop
Years active1996-2005
LabelsThird Earth Music, CMI Productions,
Associated actsKill the Vultures, Typical Cats, Heiruspecs, Eyedea
MembersAdvizer
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 (2005)

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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