The Odd Side: The Jam Session


Welcome to The Odd Side, a column that explores the effects of Hip Hop’s transformation through new sounds. 

This weeks, we are looking at some of the dopest bands to look out for.  Each group brings in a unique vibe to the independent music scene. These entries may all come from different areas of the globe, it only adds flare to how musicians are inspired by music through the internet. Check out these fly bands


We’ve talked about this Toronto jazz collective in the past, but their catalogue has become doper every project. BADBADNOTGOOD first started showing up in 2011 with their jazzy remake of tracks off of Tyler, The Creator’s album “Bastard”.  The Odd Future leader ended up doing a jam session with them too.They even remixed Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” and A Tribe Called Quest’s classic “Electric Relaxation.” Now, BBNG has been working with Ghostface Killah, dropping the single “Six Degrees” last year, and even recently releasing a video for their collab with MF Doom. Don’t sleep on BADBADNOTGOOD.

Phony Ppl

Back in 2012, Phony Ppl released their debut project Phonyland. Three albums later, and they still killing the game. Last month, the Brooklyn-based act released their latest project Yesterday’s Project. Their particular sound is reinforces several characteristics of a dope hip hop band. Two vocalists bring in the smooth vocals and aggressive rhymes, while their instrument musicians create a dope beat infused euphoric sounds. They even made their latest single “Why iii Love The Moon” just from a random jam session. How cool is that for you?

The Boombachs

Even though we haven’t heard anything from this Texas band in a while, The Boombachs is still a band to check out. Their vocalist, Adonias “A.D.” Wondwessenm, is a dope artist that leads the band with his rhymes, however, the band itself makes the beats that has a life of its own. The two attributes balance themselves out, and the mutual vibes are heard when playing The Boombachs’ catalogue. The trumpet player in the group, MR Wheat, is an animal as well.


Hope you dig these dudes? Let us know what you think, and check back for more dope music from The Odd Side.