Premiere: Listen to Oddisee and Phonte's "Requiem"

From the upcoming Mello Music Group 2015 compilation project.

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Mello Music Group is currently preparing their annual compilation project, and today, they debut the first single, "Requiem," from Oddisee and Phonte. Over some funky production from Oddisee himself, the conscious track focuses on the recent struggles of society, particularly the killing of unarmed black men by police, as they mention, "Anything from candy to cigarettes can get a n***a killed," which is reference to the death of Eric Garner.

The album, titled Persona, is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and other outlets before its release on March 10, and is set to also feature appearances from Ras Kass, Rapper Big Pooh, Kool Keith, Apollo Brown, and more. The stream of "Requiem" and full the tracklist can be found below.


01. Requiem (feat. Oddisee & Phonte) [prod. Oddisee]

02. Homicide (feat. yU) [prod. Nottz]

03. PNT (feat. Ras Kass) [prod. Apollo Brown]

04. Celebrity Reduction Prayer (feat. Open Mike Eagle) [prod. Oddisee]

05. You First (feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Quelle Chris) [prod. Oh No]

06. Sometimes I Feel (feat. Kool Keith) [prod. L'Orange]

07. The Run (feat. Red Pill & Oh No) [prod. Oh No]

08. Troubles (feat. Masta Ace) [prod. Apollo Brown]

09. Word To The Wise (feat. Oddisee) [prod. Oddisee]

10. Dark Comedy Late Show (feat. Open Mike Eagle) [prod. Exile]

11. Circles Around Circles (feat. Gift of Gab) [prod. L'Orange]

12. Lose The Ground (feat. yU) [prod. Tall Black Guy]

13. House Rag (feat. Quelle Chris) [prod. I, Ced]

14. Darlin' (feat. Red Pill) [prod. Blockhead]

15. No Future (feat. Rapper Big Pooh) [prod. Apollo Brown]

16. All I See Is You (feat. Quelle Chris & Bilal Salaam) [prod. Quelle Chris]

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