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Tyler, The Creator @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 3/23/13

Tyler, The Creator played a small show this Saturday at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg. In typical Odd Future fashion, there was no opener, although Taco Bennet — younger brother of Syd Tha Kyd of the Internet and OF’s main tour DJ — spun a small set before Tyler’s performance. The rapper performed a range… More »

By: Stereogum / March 25, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Whoa” Video (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)

Late last year, the recently returned and ferociously talented young Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt — who, let the record show, is still a teenager — gave us the introspective, endlessly compelling “Chum” and its stark, creeped-out video. But as Earl gleefully shows on “Whoa,” his new collab with old buddy Tyler, The Creator, he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2013 - 8:44 am

Watch Tyler, The Creator Return To Fallon

Perhaps the biggest moment in Odd Future’s sudden rise to dominance came two years ago, when Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats bulldozed their way through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, giving a thrillingly unstable performance of “Sandwitches.” Last night, an older and more seasoned Tyler returned to the show, performing a couple of track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2013 - 8:54 am

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 - 8:57 am

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 Wolf starring… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 14, 2013 - 4:08 pm

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 - 1:04 pm

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 - 8:36 am

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 - 9:23 am

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 - 9:06 am

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 below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012 - 10:41 am

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 - 8:56 am

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 at… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

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 band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012 - 9:19 am

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 - 12:56 pm

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 o… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012 - 1:56 pm

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 and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012 - 9:27 am

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 is quietly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012 - 8:52 am

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 - 3:55 pm

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 a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 27, 2012 - 1:33 pm

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 Hodgy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 3:08 pm