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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

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. So,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 1:59 pm

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 - 12:24 pm

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 - 2:29 pm

Odd Future – “Sam (Is Dead)” Video

Tyler, The Creator is not done with his directing career! Tyler did the video for “Sam (Is Dead),” a Tyler/Domo Genesis track from The O.F. Tape Vol. 2, under his Wolf Haley alias, and it’s a trip through Deer Hunter-type war-movie iconography. The seven-minute clip has some extra film-score music from Tyler, and it ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2012 - 9:08 am

MellowHigh – “Go”

A few days ago, MellowHigh, the Odd Future duo of Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis, hit us with their Lex Luger-produced track “Timbs.” Today, they’ve got another one called “Go,” a prettily zoned-out track with production from Thelonius Martin. It sounds nice, and it’s a welcome indication that MellowHigh are really becoming a thing. Download… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Hodgy Beats & Domo Genesis – “Timbs” (Produced By Lex Luger)

Last year, I interviewed Odd Future livewire Hodgy Beats and asked him about Odd Future’s since-relaxed policy about refusing to work with most outside collaborators. Hodgy said, “I’m not hating or anything, but I don’t want to be rapping over a Lex Luger beat. Why would I do that? I have my own beats.” Whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Watch Odd Future’s Loiter Squad Premiere

Last night, the world got to see the debut episode of Loiter Squad, Odd Future’s new Adult Swim sketch-comedy series and obviously something the world needed very badly. That first episode isn’t online in any sort of easily embeddable way, but you can watch it by heading over to the Adult Swim website and entering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 2:25 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom’s on his way to NYC’s Pop Conference — here’s his event, a panel about mixtapes, which he knows a little bit about — so I’m filling in today on the video beat. Even if he was around, he’s still probably overstimulated from that dizzying best K-Pop videos list he put together yesterday. Anyway, let’… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 23, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Watch Earl Sweatshirt’s Live Debut With Odd Future

Last night, Odd Future played a show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. And for the first time ever, the long-absent Earl Sweatshirt joined them onstage, to general pandemonium. Earl disappeared to a Samoan reform school almost two years ago, just before Odd Future made their internet-addled breakthrough; they weren’t even playing shows when he left. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2012 - 9:58 am

Odd Future – “Oldie” Video

At a recent Terry Richardson photo shoot — because of course they were at a Terry Richardson photo shoot — all the members of Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt included, mobbed up to record a seemingly spur-of-the-moment music video for “Oldie,” the epic 10-minute posse cut that closes out their new album The O.F. Tape Vol. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Frank Ocean – “Whip Appeal”

Wolf Gang seems to be back in full swing lately, and recently Frank Ocean dropped a one-off on his Tumblr called “Whip Appeal,” which maintains Ocean’s obsession with cars. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 20, 2012 - 9:31 am

Premature Evaluation: Odd Future The O.F. Tape Vol. 2

The original Odd Future Tape — posted on the group’s Tumblr back in April 2010, supposedly first posted online as early as 2008 — is the first long-form document of the young rap crew who would become such a big, divisive, equally exciting and frustrating story not too much later. That original Tape isn’t very… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2012 - 10:49 am

Odd Future – “Oldie” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)

Odd Future’s forthcoming OF Tape Vol. 2 has already given us Frank Ocean’s gorgeous “White,” and now it also yields the return of Earl Sweatshirt. The Odd Future rapper has been gone for the group under semi-mysterious circumstances for nearly two years, but he reappears on the album track “Oldie,” a massive 10-minute posse cut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2012 - 2:32 pm

The 5 Most Memorable SXSW Sets Of The Past 5 Years

The “discovery” function of SXSW faded long ago, when the internet democratized access to information and YouTube brought every band’s live show to everyone’s laptops. And at SXSW, this annual cattle call of overbooked bands playing shitty sounding rooms to attention-addled industry types, it’s tough to cut through the noise and make an impression. So,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Odd Future – “NY (Ned Flander)” Video

Billed as a sequel to their “Rella” video, Odd Future’s latest clip for “NY (Ned Flander)” is awash with similar bizarre imagery, where Tyler plays a rapping baby and Hodgy Beats plays a deadbeat. Tyler (Wolf Haley) directs, obviously. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 6, 2012 - 12:22 am

Don Henley Threatens To Sue Frank Ocean, Says Frank Ocean

Up top is a screenshot of a Frank Ocean Tumblr post claiming that the Eagles’ Don Henley is trying to sue him for his use of “Hotel California,” which Ocean heavily samples on last year’s excellent Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape. Pitchfork points out that the YouTube clips of Ocean performing the song no longer have sound,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Watch Odd Future’s Loiter Squad Trailer

Loiter Squad, Odd Future’s new Jackass-inspired and sketch-heavy Adult Swim show, debuts next month, and we’ve already seen a quick glimpse of a particularly amateurish skit about an armless dentist. And now the crew has posted the full trailer to the show, which looks like about what you’d expect: Lots of costumes, occasional stunts, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012 - 9:42 am

Download Hodgy Beats Untitled EP

Running contra to their usual M.O., Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats quietly dropped an EP over the weekend, a collection of laid-back, relatively pensive jams from one of Odd Future’s most promising members. It’s probably the best set of tracks the camp has squeezed out since, like, Goblin, so I’d say it’s worth a flyer. It’… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 27, 2012 - 9:19 am

Odd Future – “Rella” Video (NSFW)

Outside of a new track from Earl Sweatshirt, the Odd Future collective, as a group, has been relatively quiet lately (though rapper Mike G and Syd Tha Kid sideproject the Internet put out releases). As promised, the crew has come through with a new video, “Rella,” which will be a track on their upcoming posse… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 21, 2012 - 12:12 am