Two years ago when this site was founded, we’ll admit that we were mainly lovers of music, tomfoolery and much like Mark Zuckerberg thought of Day & A Dream as an idea. Oddly enough in the two years since, the idea has grown to cover music from all aspects, including Texas and wear our badge of snobbery (with stickers!) like it’s nothing.

However, it also allowed us to come back to albums we loved when we first got our hands on them and Oddisee‘s Mental Liberation was indeed one of them. True, it flew under the radar thanks to anything from the JL crew seemingly going off the rap radar (no YN) but since we stuck with whatever the Justus League was producing thanks to Little Brother opening the flood gates back in 2003 with The Listening.

Thankfully, the vault has been opened and the Odd man discovered some files left over from the album and here’s how the story came to be that Oddiee decided to give away his 2009 album for absolutely free, much to the delight of fans and those who originally felt narcoleptic.

After organizing session files on the harddrive, some Oddisee bonus materials from the “Mental Liberation” vaults have been rediscovered.  It was such a pleasure finding them, that we decided to post them up and give the entire album and unearthered bonus materials away free all week!  
The bonus material includes two instrumentals: one which was previously exclusive to Japanese vinyl is called “Is That Why You’re Here?” and is a particularly jazzy track, heavy on the horns; the second is also horn heavy with an irregular drum pattern and is entitled “Revival”.  The third bonus cut is a track Oddisee produced that Motion Man laid 3 verses over called “Holding It Back”.
In addition, there is of course the classic 2009 producer’s album, Mental Liberation, which features J-Live, Rapper Pooh, Georgia Anne Muldrow, MED, Black Milk, Finale, Invincible, LMNO, Hassaan Mackey, Prince Po, Dudley Perkins, Silent Knight, XO, yU, Trek Life, Kenn Starr, Stik Figa, Bilal Salaam, DJ Clear, and DJ Romes.

With all that said…

DOWNLOAD: Oddisee – Mental Liberation