Oddball Jennings is the professional name of veteran independent hip-hop artist, Cameron Shoumake. The Seattle, Washington-based artist recently made his return to the music scene after a long hiatus. Dropping three new tracks to his SoundCloud in the past few days, the rapper is back with a vengeance.
The Northwest emcee’s sound pairs modern trap and hip-hop beats with an old-school lyrical flow. He drops hard and verbose bars over gritty beats. Often autobiographical and always real, his lyrics tell tales of a life on the grind.
“Raddits” is the brand new single from Oddball Jennings, available worldwide via SoundCloud. A lo-fi piano taps out the track’s central melodic theme as the beat drops on a hard 808 groove. Shoumake and guest emcee Whitebear step to the mic for an ensemble freestyle diss/drill track.
Check out “Raddits (feat. Whitebear)” below. We had the chance to chat with Oddball Jennings about his new music. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with Oddball Jennings. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the new music he has planned for 2023.
8 Questions with Oddball Jennings
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Reno, Nevada but live in Seattle now.
How long have you been making music?
Since 2011 or so
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Whitebear is an up-and-coming artist from Seattle
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Cage, Tha Ynoe, Typical Cats, Rhyme Sayers, Andre Nickatina, Who Cares
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My mental health disorders and my trauma I endured growing up.
What inspired you to create this project?
A beef with another rapper for putting my name in a hook of a song.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Keep rapping, recording, engineering, mixing and mastering. Throwing shows and making a name for the underground underdogs who are ill but have mental blocks in how to get out there.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Shout out to my wife and kids for keeping my brain in a place of constant material to use. Grafflife all day SHOUT OUT AXcrue AQ AGW DNA and all my haters who get dismantled by stepping up to someone who has nothing better to do than destroy emcess ASTRAL HOUSE IS IN THE BUILDING FOR THE 206