Ian Jackson is a junior, finance major from Nashville, TN. He is the founder of Ordinary Odds. Ordinary Odds is an innovative clothing collection that strives to foster a culture of passionate youth with a desire to create. The idea of Ordinary Odds came to Ian during the winter of 2015. He says that he had a lot free and an urge to create. His intention was to create a platform that he could express himself fully. This intention grew to not only the clothing collection but the Ordinary Odds website that consists of podcasts, art, and photography.


The Ordinary Odds brand has resonated with the campus of Morehouse College. A big turning point for the brand came when the rapper, Swae Lee was spotted wearing an Ordinary Odds cap at an AUC Event. If you’re not familiar with Swae Lee, he is one-half of the dynamic hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd. The duo is most known for their Billboard Hot 100 hit, Black Beatles and the ever so popular Mannequin Challenge.

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Although Ian and his team have reached an impressive level of success there still more he aspires to do.
“Ordinary Odds is meant to curate a culture of individuality. The name Ordinary Odds came from the fact that people are odd when they express themselves. The expression may be unfamiliar and different, but that feeling of uncomfortable is one that we all can relate to. That is what becomes the ordinary, which is why the name is Ordinary Odds.”
Ian passionately expressed.

He also exclusively told The Buzz that he has some lucrative collaborations coming up with Hip-Hop artists and other creatives. Ian is hoping that the brand grows from just an AUC phenomenon to a real staple in mainstream Hip Hop.

To learn more about Ian and Ordinary Odds you can visit his website at www.ordinaryodds.com, You can also follow the Ordinary Odds brand on Instagram at @ordinaryodds.

We at HBCU Buzz applaud this entrepreneur for his innovative creativity and business venture.