In the past month, Odd Future has been taking over Twitter, well at least on my timeline. They've also done a short documentary-esque flick with MTV, featured in Billboard mag, performed on Jimmy Fallon's show, and are all over the blog sites. So I decided to check them out, and now they’re basically all I’ve been listening to lately. Tweeting a lot about them, people have asked “is their music worth downloading. Aren’t they apart of the illuminati? Don’t they worship the devil, Are they just a phase of music? I just don’t understand them”….blah blah blah.
Basically, you either LOVE or HATE their music, it’s that simple. They are extreme, and say things that are nowhere near politically correct. They’re young, and emotionally unstable, but it’s real, which is better than the fake personals that mainstream artists have adopted.
But their sound and style in so IN YOUR FACE that after, well, while listening, you’re just like “did he really just say that?” It’s almost similar to Eminem, especially when Eminem first came out and he was rapping about crazy ish, and Odd Future raps about . You won’t like their music if your uber-religious, for these guys are Atheist, and their music reflects that.
So what is OFWGKTA, who are they? They’re a group of talent, point blank. Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Mike G are rappers, Frank Ocean sings and producers Left Brain, Syd and The Super 3.
I like Tyler, The Creator the most, he has the most distinct voice, and lyricism is…is amazing, reminds me a lot of Kanye West. Frank Ocean is also one of my favorites because unlike the other guys he sings, he’s definitely underrated, and proof that R&B is still alive. And his mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra is A M A Z I N G. So if the whole dark, wild, extreme, blunt sounds of Odd Future, EarlWolf or MellowHype is not your cup of tea, than definitely download that! He’s also a songwriter, and even working with BEYONCE!
Regardless if you agree with the approach the group has taken, the talent is evident.
You can download all of their mixtapes H E R E