Odd Man Out.
Emerging from the streets of the Bronx, Oddy Gato is more than just some strange cat. When this thought-provoking hip hop artist takes the stage, you can only count on one thing: the element of surprise. His collectively chaotic lyrics are usually met with a raw deliverance that can captivate any crowd. A socially conscious artist, he demonstrates social and political activism through his eccentric style and wit, transforming him into some type of mad genius.
A Piece of Work.
Oddy Gato has been featured on mixtapes, including Goldslinger and Oral Surgery. In 2008, he released his official album titled, Oddzilla. In the summer of 2011, he released the LOBOGATO EP, produced by Jody ‘LoFi Lobo’ Cowan. He is currently working on an upcoming album featuring production by DJTrumastr, Critical Beatz, Vinylcologist, and more.
Oddy Gato has shared the bill with artists such as Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, J-Live, Statik Selektah, Termanology, DJ Premier, MrLif, Akrobatik, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Redman, Homeboy Sandman, Cunning Lynguists, Sev Statik, Algorhythm, Awar, and Freeway.
He has performed at Dinkytowner in Minneapolis, MN , SXSW in Austin, TX, A3c in Atlanta, GA, Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA, and multiple venues in New York including S.O.B’s, Knitting Factory, CBGB, Northern Lights in Clifton Park, and Beat*Shot Music Fest in Albany, NY.
“Some say it’s weird but we not tryna win popularity contests, we dumping a giant pool of paint on the brainwashed masses.” – Oddy Gato
Active Participant in Occupy Albany, 2011.
Oddy Gato (Arigato)
Humbled by his upbringing, he pays homage to the most influencial: Biz Markie, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Black Thought, Dead Prez, Big Pun, and the Fat Boys.