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Is Tyler, The Creator really all that famous? I’m not sure that he is. He’s internet-famous, certainly, and underground-popular, but he’s not Jennifer Aniston. To hear Tyler himself tell it on Wolf, though, he can’t walk through an amusement park or a Target without being mobbed by fans who want to take pictures with him. More »

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

BLOG GAME BRYCE HARPER in the mix again for videos of the week, and you know exactly where this is going (nods head toward top of the post). But, there’s some other stuff worth talking about too, videos with much less overt references to the JFK assassination. Shall we? More »

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Odd Future Banned From New Zealand

At this late date, more than four years after Tyler, The Creator released Bastard, it’s amazing that anyone considers Odd Future to be a remotely threatening entity. And yet that’s where we are. The group was supposed to play a show with Eminem this Saturday in Auckland, but New Zealand border officials have denied them… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014 - 8:56 am

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Robes” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis)

The head-busting Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the brain-expanding California producer Madlib have already teamed up for a series of great songs (“Thuggin’,” “Shame,” “City,” “Deeper, “Harold’s“), and their collaborative album Piñata is scheduled to arrive in a couple of months. BBC radio just debuted “Robes,” which has Gibbs alongside Odd Future members Earl Sweatshirt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Mike G – “DAM” (Feat. Left Brain) Video

Mike G is Odd Future’s secret weapon, the crew’s most quietly capable non-Earl Sweatshirt rapper. In his video for “DAM,” an early track from his forthcoming Mike Check Vol. II mixtape, he and MellowHype’s Left Brain, who guests on the chorus, smoke hookahs, flash gold fronts, and twirl lightsabres. It’s an elegantly stoned affair, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Watch Kanye’s Surprise Performance At Odd Future Carnival ’13

At last year’s inaugural Odd Future Carnival, Lil Wayne showed up as a surprise guest performer. At this year’s event, which went down Saturday in L.A., Yeezus was in the building. Kanye West was originally scheduled to be performing in Chicago last night before his tour was rerouted, but he took advantage of the day… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Watch Odd Future’s Horror Movie The Ghost Of The Hotel

Cleary, Tyler, The Creator is the Orson Welles of this rap shit. Last night, the Odd Future figurehead posted a cinematic masterpiece of a six-minute horror movie called The Ghost Of The Hotel. It stars Tyler, Earl Sweatshirt, Jasper Dolphin, and Taco, all of them using silly gravelly voices and one of them running around… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 9:12 am

MellowHigh – “Yu” Video

MellowHigh is the Odd Future duo of resident crew stoners Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis, and we’ve posted a few of their tracks. Their new video for the new track “Yu,” which the group directed themselves, is a bizarre spilt-screen affair that never comes together. Domo dances with some girls, Hodgy goofs around with a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2013 - 11:23 am

Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale” Video

Last night, Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator posted what’s become the latest in a long string of antic, colorful, juvenile-as-fuck music videos, videos that couldn’t be further removed from the cold and mesmerizing simplicity of his career-making “Yonkers” video. This one is for “Tamale,” the goofiest song on his album Wolf, and it’s got… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2013 - 9:09 am

Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, & Earl Sweatshirt – “Look”

We don’t have any context on it, but four Odd Future rappers just showed up on one song, and it’s a banger. The new track “Look” showed up online last night, and it’s got Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and prodigal little brother Earl Sweatshirt all going in on a quietly vicious, synth-streaked… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2013 - 9:16 am

Stream The Internet Feel Good

The Internet, a duo comprised of Odd Future’s Syd and Matt Martians, will release their sophomore album Feel Good next week, but it’s available to stream now. The follow-up to their 2011 LP Purple Naked Ladies features singer Tay Walker, who appeared on their excellent “They Say,” as well as a guest verse from Mac… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 20, 2013 - 4:12 pm

The Internet – “Lincoln” (Feat. Left Brain & Mike G) Video

Way back in 2011, the Internet, the Odd Future duo of Syd The Kid and Matt Martians, released their Purple Naked Ladies, and they’re just now getting around to releasing a video for the breezy album track “Lincoln.” The song features contributions from two other Odd Future members, rapper Mike G and producer Left Brain,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Hive” (Feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies) Video

The Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is finally getting ready to release Doris, his feverishly anticipated new album, and he’s already shared videos for the early singles “Chum” and “Whoa.” And now there’s another one, for the album track “Hive,” and it’s further evidence that this kid is no fucking joke. The track itself i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013 - 9:09 am

Earl Sweatshirt Doris Details

One of the year’s most anticipated albums is Doris, the first album that the ridiculously talented Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt has recorded since EARL, his head-spinning 2010 debut mixtape, and since he returned home from a Samoan reform school. Earl’s been working on the album for months, and we’ve posted the tracks “Chum,” the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 12, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Hodgy Beats – “Alone” Video

A month ago, Hodgy Beats, an Odd Future rapper and one half of the duo MellowHype, released his Untitled 2 EP. And now he’s made a video, one that he co-directed with Ian Flanagan, for “Alone,” the EP’s opening track. It’s a hallucinatory affair, with Hodgy trapped in a room where everything appears to be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2013 - 9:17 am

Prodigy – “YNT” (Feat. Domo Genesis) Video

A few years ago, the veteran Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy linked with the producer Alchemist to release Return Of The Mac, a deeply excellent album of wizened soul-sampling New York tough talk. Prodigy and Alchemist have once again linked for a new collaborative album called Albert Einstein, and on the prettily slow-rolling track “YNT,” they… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Download Hodgy Beats’ Untitled 2 EP

In the past year or so, Odd Future members Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, and (to a lesser extent) Tyler, The Creator have all stepped into the spotlight, coming across more as individual artists than as pieces of a vast, unified movement. Hodgy Beats, the firebreathing rapping half of MellowHype, has been a bit left behind… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Watch Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, And Domo Genesis Play Letterman

Last night, Tyler, The Creator served as the musical guest on the Late Show With David Letterman, and he brought Odd Future compadres Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis with him to do the RZA-channeling Wolf track “Rusty.” In an incredibly strange bit of stagecraft, these three guys (minus Domo, who actually seemed pretty into the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 8:52 am

Stream Tyler, The Creator Wolf

On the heels of dropping the video for “IFHY,” Tyler, The Creator has now offered a stream of his sophomore full-length Wolf in full. You already how Tom feels about it, but if you haven’t taken a listen yet, you can see if your opinion lines up with his. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 29, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Tyler, The Creator – “IFHY” Video

“IFHY” is one of a couple of romantic-obsession songs from Tyler, The Creator’s depressing trudge of a new album Wolf, and the subject matter is not exactly new material for that guy. But the new video, which Tyler directed under his Wolf Haley alias, is something different, and creepy, and disturbing. Tyler, wearing an ElephantMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 12:16 pm
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