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Tyler, The Creator – “Domo 23″ Video

I've given Odd Future a lot of leeway in the past. The blood-gargling sexual violence of their early records felt like intentional transgression and felt like a slap in the face, so even though it was wildly disturbing, it didn't turn me off from their music. Likewise the homophobia and the bad design decisions and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2013

Tyler, The Creator Reveals Wolf Covers, Tour Dates

Odd Future maestro has revealed three covers for his sophomore full-length Wolf. The follow-up to his 2011 album Goblin will be released on 4/2 via his Odd Future Records. Tyler will tour in support of the album through the States and Europe. Check out those dates below, as well as a trailer for WolfMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 14, 2013

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2012

Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum”

Earl Sweatshirt, the returning prodigal MVP of Odd Future, posted a new song on the Odd Future Tumblr last night, and it's a good one. On "Chum," Earl turns his dizzily eloquent flow inward, talking about his relationships with his parents and his friends, putting internal struggles on the paper. But for all its emo-ness,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2012

MellowHype – “Grill”

MellowHype, the Odd Future rap duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, will release their new album Numbers next week, and they've been releasing a steady stream of tracks online for months. And now here's another one: The queasy, lurching "Grill," on which the group pulls the delightfully old-school move of spelling out their ow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2012

MellowHype – “Wasabi” (Feat. Juicy J)

MellowHype week rolls on with "Wasabi," a track where a knotty Hodgy Beats flow rides on a diced-up piece of production from Left Brain. Juicy J shows up to inject some hedonistic energy into the proceedings. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 14, 2012

MellowHype – “Greezy” (Feat. Domo Genesis)

MellowHype's new album Numbers is imminent, and the Odd Future duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain are building anticipation by giving a bunch of new songs away in what they're calling MellowHype Week. Yesterday, we heard "Decoy." Today, they recruit Odd Future comrade Domo Genesis on the sinister synth jam "Greezy." Hear it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012

MellowHype – “Decoy”

In celebration of the release of next months's Numbers, the new record from Odd Future's Hodgy Beats and Left Brain's MellowHype subgroup, they're posting a new track every day and calling it MellowHype Week. Last night, Hodgy let go of the heavy-lidded flow showcase "Decoy." Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 12, 2012

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Santigold, Drake and many more. While there was potential for disaster -- a Philly-native friend told me that this was the first ticketed event Philly has ever held… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012

MellowHype – “La Bonita” Video

MellowHype, the Odd Future duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, will release their new album Numbers this fall. Their single "La Bonita" is all about Spanish women, so the new video goes way over-the-top on Latino imagery: Hodgy in Day Of The Dead skeleton facepaint, Left Brain dressed like a matador, a mariachi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo's Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012

Odd Future Fans Cause Controversy On Fairfax, Set Tree On Fire

Last week, an LA Weekly feature pointed to increasing tension on Los Angeles's Fairfax Ave., a once-quiet area frequented by skater-types but now has become something of a haven flocks of tourists trying to get a glimpse of Odd Future members, many of whom can be found lingering around their OF pop-up store (located… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012

Charli XCX – “You’re The One (The Internet Remix Feat. Mike G) Video

As one of the B-sides of British goth-pop singer Charli XCX's great single "You're The One," Odd Future duo the Internet remixed the track, turning it into an itchy, bubbly, urgent thing and adding a verse from O.F. secret weapon Mike G. Now that Internet remix has a new video from directors Claire Boyd… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012

Download Domo Genesis & The Alchemist No Idols

For the first full-length Odd Future project since Channel Orange, Domo Genesis, the crew's resident sleepy-eyed stoner, has teamed up with the Alchemist, the veteran rap producer who has become something of a psych-rap visionary in recent years. Over the last couple of years, Domo has vastly improved as a rapper, and Alchemist i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012

Tyler, The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt @ Best Buy Theater, NYC 7/26/12

When I entered the Best Buy Theater, I walked past the box office and immediately braced myself as a lanky guy with long shorts, a baggy T-shirt, and a basketball hat trudged toward me with two security guards following attentively. He thrust a leg outward as if stepping over a small fence and smacked a… More »

By: Alex Tatusian / July 27, 2012

Watch Trash Talk & Odd Future Perform Together In Brooklyn

To cap off last night's Odd Future Records bazaar, Trash Talk played a late night set at Williamsburg's 285 Kent. Left Brain DJed before Trash Talk took the stage, so you know OF made their presence felt early and often; eventually, Tyler took the mic and led a version of "Radical" with Trash Talk… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 27, 2012

MellowHype – “Fakuoy”

You'd expect the champagne to still be flowing at Odd Future headquarters after the seismic success of Frank Ocean, but the other members of the crew seem to be hard at work today. We've already heard the Domo Genesis posse cut "Elimination Chamber," and now there's a new track from MellowHype, the duo of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012

Domo Genesis – “Elimination Chamber” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples & Action Bronson)

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is niche marketing directly to you? So: Four rappers I like, all going in hard over a chorus-free spaced-out Alchemist beat, and then naming the result after one of my favorite annual WWE events: How am I not going to like this? It's over. I'm helpless. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012

Frank Ocean Comes Out

In a post on his Tumblr, Frank Ocean, the buttery-genius R&B singer from the Odd Future crew, has essentially come out of the closet. He never says anything as plain as "I'm gay," but he does open up, telling a story about falling in love with a man:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 4, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Corban Goble / June 29, 2012