Thursday, March 10, 2011

“There is an Odd Future Ahead of us”

By Quake

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA)
A new eccentric group hailing out of Los Angeles, California is turning heads and offending religious groups. These teenage skaters are making a name and paving a new path in the realm of hip hop/rap music. OFWGKTA consist of Tyler, the creator, Hodgy beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, singer Frank Ocean, and producers Left Brain, The Super 3, and Syd. The 17 to 23 years of age group is defiantly against their music being labeled and shelved as a specific genre. Most of the zine's and internet blog sites are labeling them as Horror core hip hop. But the group stated “People want to put us in a box, but every horror-core rap group I’ve looked up sucks”. Obviously this group is not the one to label. But their vivid lyrics paint a picture of sadistic horror, rape, slaughter, psychotic, satanic references, illicit drug use, pretty much anything to offend the offended. Their music is defiantly not for the church goers as Tyler's lyrics states "Slowly my Ritalin is kickin' in and Jesus left hand begin to make me feel like a little kid again", Referring to Jesus as a sexual predator which is on the "Radical" mixtape song "Splatter". The Group has released four mixtapes and eight solo albums. Also, the group has recently completed a two-stop tour. The concert at the Drop-in London sold out within 48 hours of announcement, pretty impressive for an independent group. Watch out record labels, you may be looking at a future of artist controlling their own empire. Their concerts are usually in the volume of hardcore rock where you can find the usual mosh-pits, pushing, kicking, middle fingers, I don’t give a @#$% attitude. February 16, 2011, two of OFWGKTA’s members, Tyler and Hodgy Beats, performed “Sandwitches” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with The Roots making that their first television appearance.

Tyler, the creator (born March 6 1991):
Is obviously the leader of this group and the most attention is coming from him and his raspy deep dark voice. He has rapped on, and produced for, nearly every OFWGKTA release. His lyrical content is rather blatant and sadistic. He has already released an album called "Bastard" which is available on their website for download . The album is a story of a lost fatherless child who is visiting a therapist because of his disturbing atheistic beliefs. He is dropping a new album this April called "Goblin". The music video to his first single called "Yonkers" is the first video you will see upon entering the group’s site. This music video has received the most controversial opinions. Kanye West recently tweeted that it is the best music video of this year. It caused so much attention that MTV decided to do an interview on them touring. This group is defiantly a member of The Asylum. And anyone with an eccentric taste should defiantly listen to them!

Left Brain and Hodgy Beats (MellowHype)
MellowHype is a duo that is in the group of OFWGKTA. They have released two albums, YelloWhite and BlackendWhite, both albums are available on their website for download. Hodgy beats have released two single albums called "The Dena Tape", and "Ignorant" also on their website for download.

Earl Sweatshirt
Has an album out released last year self titled "Earl" which is available for download on their site. The song “Earl” which is on the album is one to look out for, very odd beat with eccentric lyrics to match. They also mention their dislike of Steve Harvey the” Comedian” turned “Relationship Guru” for his blatant disrespect for atheist, knowing that he himself has mentioned on his book “Think like a lady act like a man” a 90 day policy before having sex out of wedlock which the bible clearly states as fornication. EarlWolf is the rap duo which consists of Earl and his cousin Tyler.

Domo Genesis
Domo is known for his constant pot smoking lyrics, and use. He currently has an album called “Rolling Papers” Which was 90 percent produced by Tyler, the creator, he also uses his alter ego named Wolf Hailey on this record. It is one of the must listen albums from the group, especially for your average stoner. Side note L(LEGALIZE THE BUD ALREADY!)…

Mike G
Mike G has a debut solo album called “Ali” which was produced by Tyler, the creator, Syd, and Left Brain. It is also released as a free digital download on their site as well. He is currently working on an upcoming album called “Gold” which is one to look out for on this group’s future releases.

The Jet Age of Tomorrow
Take a journey with The Jet and relax with his two albums titled “Voyager” and “Journey To The 5th Echelon” . Voyager’s soothing instrumentals will leave you in a space voyage just listening to it, very well sequenced. I love the content of that album as well as the album’s cover artwork. “Journey To the 5th Echelon has been a new release of his also delivering out of this world instrumentals. The two albums are a must listen to those who wish to relax without the voice of any artist just instrumentals. His albums are also available on the site, check them out A.S.A.P.

The members who grease the wheels of this movement are Tyler, the creator, which produces most of the content. Syd, the female member of Odd Future is a lesbian who Tyler mentions on the song “Yonkers”. “Syd is tellin’ me that she’s been getting’ intimate with men”, “(Syd shut the fuck up) here is the number to my therapist”, Tell him all your problems he’s fuckin’ awesome with listenin’”The meaning of the lyric was to express a paradox seeing as that lesbians are not intimate with males. Other producers are: Matt Martians of the Super 3, and Left Brain.     © Quake for  Invaders Asylum™  2009-2011.

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