For close to three decades, Odessa Kane has been a constant and tireless figure in the local San Diego Underground Hip-Hop scene. As an emcee, graffiti writer, and B-boy the Southeast San Diego rap veteran has more earned the well-deserved status as an elder statesmen and icon in the local San Diego Hip-Hop scene. Born in Tijuana and raised in the Paradise Hills, the Mexicano-Filipino emcee earned his stripes in San Diego’s underground Hip-Hop scene of the 1990s as a member of the Masters of the Universe Crew (which also includes Gonjasufi, Johaz aka Dag Savage, and Orko Eloheim among others.
Since his departure from Masters of the Universe, Odessa Kane has built his career crafting thought-provoking, politically charged Hip-Hop. As a result, the veteran emcee has come to be known in San Diego and beyond for his political awareness and activism, helping publicize injustice both locally and internationally through his music and artistry. In 2013, his album Cuetes & Balisongs (Tagalog and Spanish for “firearms and butterfly knives”), won the Best Hip-Hop Album at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. In addition, Kane was also nominated for Best Hip-Hop Artist at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards, eventually taking home the award in October 2014.
During our discussion with Odessa Kane, we were able to talk about his early years, the origins of his music career, his latest album Expōz The Matrix, and other future projects currently in the works. With that said, we here at Step Off! Radio hope that you all enjoy our long-awaited conversation with Odessa Kane!
Featured below is our full interview with Odessa Kane available through our official SoundCloud page. You can listen and subscribe to Step Off! Radio on your preferred podcast streaming service by visiting our Podcast page. You can purchase Odessa Kane’s album Expōz The Matrix, available now exclusively through Red Lotus Clan. With that said, we here at Step Off! Radio are proud to present to you all our conversation with Odessa Kane. You can follow his social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook, as well as purchase his other music through BandCamp. Please be sure to rate and review the show!