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Earl Sweatshirt – “Home”

Earl Sweatshirt is the youngest member of the California skate-rap collective Odd Future, and he’s been missing in action ever since the crew came to prominence in mid-2010, even though his album EARL is probably the most compulsively listenable thing to come out of the crew. Some pretty reliable sources have supposedly discovered Earl at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 8:50 am

The Internet – “Fastlane” Video

The latest Odd Future offshoot is the Internet, a duo formed by OF DJ/producer Syd The Kid and ambient collective member Matt Martian. Last night they dropped their latest video, a clip for “Fastlane” that finds Syd Tha Kid and her accomplice robbing and stealing. Since it’s two girls, it’s like, Bonnie & Bonnie, you… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 20, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Hodgy Beats – “BKLYN” & MellowHigh – “Lift” (Feat. Juicy J)

Their stock may be falling, but the well-adjusted young people in the Odd Future rap collective are staying productive. The generally unhinged Hodgy Beats, for one, posted a couple of new songs on his Tumblr. One, “BKLYN,” is a drifty solo track with production from one Thelonious Martin. The other, “Lift,” is credited to MellowHigh,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week’s biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this because sometimes it’s hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

MellowHype – “45”

A bit of an open secret: MellowHype, the duo of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, are probably the most consistent musical unit within the noisy and notoriously scattershot Odd Future crew, and their forthcoming album Numbers could well turn out to be great. One track that won’t appear on Numbers is “45,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012 - 10:50 am

The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a pointed interview comment. Maybe they’d toss in a lyrical jab, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd did toward Neil Young on “Sweet Home Alabama,” but that would be just about it. That’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am

Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Vandalism

When you go to an Odd Future show as an audience member, you’ve got to know that there’s a reasonable chance you’ll be kicked in the head. The same thing should not, however, extend to the professional adults working at those shows. Last night, Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator was arrested “on suspicion of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2011 - 9:04 am

The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television’s best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon’s music talent booker. Way to go, person responsible for pointing those Studio 6B HD-cameras at our tag cloud: Bang the Fallon gong (btw, there should be a Fallon gong), a full 70% of this list come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

Pusha T – “Oooh” (Feat. Hodgy Beats, Liva Don & Tyler, The Creator)

A few years ago, Clipse launched a clothing line called Play Cloths, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen any non-Clipse human beings wearing their clothes. Nonetheless, Clipse rapper and recent Kanye beneficiary Pusha T recently cranked out a mixtape to go along with the Play Cloths holiday collection. It’s creatively titled Play Cloths HolidayMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Download Mike G Award Tour Mixtape

Mike G has long been the secret weapon of the Odd Future crew. As long as Earl Sweatshirt remains imprisoned in an offshore oil derrick or whatever the hell, he’s the group’s best pure rapper. His calm, understated elegance works as a nice corrective to the rest of the bunch’s anarchic tendencies. And his 2010… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2011 - 4:38 pm

Frank Ocean Debuts New Tunes, Gets Remixed By SBTRKT

Frank Ocean performed in London over the weekend, mixing in a couple of new songs into his latest stop on his first solo tour. Check out clips for “Disillusioned” and “Real Love” after the jump and also stream SBTRKT’s remix of “Thinking About You.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 14, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Hodgy Beats – “Crap” (Feat. Left Brain)

Hodgy Beats took to his Tumblr to drop “Crap,” a track featuring Left Brain that might technically mean it’s a MellowHype track, but unlike most of MellowHype’s stuff it features Left Brain (crudely) rapping. After Left Brain’s verse comes a somewhat atypical laid-back, stoned out meditation from Hodgy. Download the track down get up to… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Big Day Out Fires Odd Future

The sneering L.A. skate-rap collective have been dropped from at least one date on the Big Day Out tour, a multi-city traveling festival that crosses New Zealand and Australia in January and February. The NZ Herald reports that OF have been dropped from the lineup of the festival’s Auckland show after one person, a Wellingto… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2011 - 3:19 pm

The Internet – “Cocaine” Video (Feat. Left Brain)

The Internet is the new mutant-R&B project from two Odd Future members, Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martian. We’ve already posted their tracks “Love Song -1” and “They Say,” and now there’s a video for new track “Cocaine.” In director Matt Alonzo’s clip, Syd gets her mack on at a carnival. And even though there’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Odd Future Remix Lana Del Rey

In a connection that only the Internet could have fostered — what would we do without you, and your bountiful expanse, oh world wide web? Did you get my Edible Arrangement yet? — Syd from Odd Future’s side project remixes Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans.” Oh, and her band with Odd Future contributor Matt Martia… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 26, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Tyler, The Creator – “Bitch Suck Dick” Video (Feat. Jasper Dolphin & Taco)

Within the Odd Future crew, the rappers Jasper Dolphin and Taco play a pretty weird role: They’re the two guys who are absolutely terrible at rapping, and they know it. So every time they jump on a track, they’re essentially there to make fun of themselves, the song, and rap in general. Their outlandishly inept… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2011 - 9:48 am

The Internet – “They Say”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted “Love Song -1,” the first thing we’d heard from the Internet, the new team of Odd Future producer/engineer Syd Tha Kid and O.F.-affiliated producer Matt Martian. Below, you’ll find another track from the duo, the tenderly warped soul song “They Say.” It’s a sweet, humane track and probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2011 - 1:22 pm

Hodgy Beats & Jonti – “Nayoga”

Hodgy Beats is the rapping half of MellowHype and probably the most demonic onstage presence in the Odd Future crew, so it’s something of a surprise to hear him kicking a googly-eyed love-rap over a squelching computer-funk beat on the new track “Nayoga.” The track is a collaboration with the new Stones Throw addition Jonti,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 28, 2011 - 2:19 pm

The Internet – “Love Song -1″

Well, here’s something we didn’t expect from Odd Future. Syd Tha Kid, the insurgent rap crew’s DJ and sometimes producer, comes off like an archetypal badass without saying a word onstage. So we had no idea that she actually has a lovely singing voice. But on the new track “Love Song -1,” Syd sings a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Download Domo Genesis Under The Influence Mixtape

Domo Genesis is the most weed-addled and probably the most pedestrian rapper in the much-feted Odd Future collective. But he’s made big strides as a pure MC, and his new Under The Influence mixtape is the work of a solid, confident rapper. On the tape, Domo raps over time-honored soul-rap beats like Scarface’s “Guess Who’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011 - 5:03 pm