Yesterday I listened to Odd Future (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) for the first time. OFWGKTA is an emerging hip-hop crew of kids out of L.A. consisting of Tyler, the Creator (sic), Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Taco Bennett, Syd tha Kyd, Jasper Loc, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, The Super 3, and Mike G.
Tyler, the Creator – French
Earl Sweatshirt – EARL
I don’t check Pitchfork or read the Fader as often as you’d expect me to, but apparently OFWGKTA has been getting plenty of coverage from them. A few influential hip-hop blogs on the other hand… not so much. Odd Future tried slinging some sounds to their way; they weren’t feeling them; OF gets no love.
When Mos Def, Bun B, and even the Wu’s GZA give approval, there’s no way you can ignore these dudes. Their music isn’t as common as a lot of stuff coming out now, but that’s exactly what is so great about them. Like anything else different in music, people never understand at first, give it time, more people take notice, and the bandwagon hopping/dickriding begins.
Tyler, the Creater is the head of the group and handles most of their sick production. I still haven’t listened to Bastard mixtape but I’m really digging what I’ve heard so far. And after hearing the opening Fuck You to Nah Right & 2dopeboyz during the intro, I don’t think you’ll gonna see much of their stuff posted there. Hopefully Tyler and the rest of OFWGKTA will take Bun Beater’s advice and continue doing what they’re doing, because I believe 100% if they do, they could be the Gravediggaz or even Wu-Tang Clan of a new generation (that’s pretty serious coming from a real fan of the Wu). I’m interested in seeing how things go for them.
3. Odd Toddlers (feat. Casey Veggies)
4. French! (feat. Hodgy Beats)
6. Pigs Fly (feat. Domo Genesis)
8. Slow It Down (feat. Hodgy Beats)
9. AssMilk (feat. Earl)
11. Session (feat. Hodgy Beats & BranDun Deshay)
13. Jack And The Beanstalk
14. Tina (feat. Jasper & Taco)