by BBG

Odd Future

Odd Future (also known as OFWGKTA - an acronym for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) is a young skating LA hip hop crew, sometimes 10-members strong, featuring names like Tyler the Creator (the leader), Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Mike G, and Syd. These hooligans trot out futuristic and nihilistic rhymes over crude, blackened beats; think RA The Rugged Man, early Cage, Gravediggaz, and El-P all in one. Odd Future has released a ton of recent tracks at their Tumblr, including Tyler the Creator (aka Wolf Haley) & Hodgy Beats burner "Sandwitches", downloadable above (streamable below). The track is primitive hip hop in the best way; off-time beats recall early Madlib and Fondle 'Em-era MF Doom. Crude and dope.

Odd Future (sans Earl who is "on vacation") will make their NYC debut at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 8th, which will be a bit over a week after the Halloween release of MellowHype's spankin' new and 2nd LP BLACKENEDWHITE which is now available as a free download. MellowHype is Odd Future's Hodgy Beats and Left Brain. Expect them to play tracks from the new album, and possibly from their first which was called YelloWhite, at the NYC show. Their only other scheduled show at the moment is tonight, 11/5, in London

Some video of the band at work is below.

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Odd Future - "Sandwitches"

Domo Genesis - Kickin It

Odd Future (OFWGKTA) Live- Low End Theory, Los Angeles, Oct. 20, 2010

OFWGKTA Odd Future/Low End Theory Pt. 5 (We Wanna Live ft. Flying Lotus)

OFWGKTA Odd Future/Low End Theory Pt. 6 (Oh Man)