Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, (born February 24, 1985) better known by his stage name Oddisee, is an US-American rapper and producer from Washington, DC. He is one third of rap trio Diamond District. He was also part of the Low Budget Crew. Oddisee was raised by his African American mother and Sudanese father, initially in affluent Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, per a Scott Simon NPR interview on February 18, 2017. He described his boyhood there and a caucasian best friend as referenced in his lyrics and detailed with Simon.