Saturday, March 05, 2011

Had to check out some ODD FUTURE aka ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL aka OFWGKTA and no, I do not enjoy rampant violent misogyny, not even when they're "just playing," but anytime someone comes up with a track like this, I'm gonna keep paying attention:

Basically, that's one of the sweetest R&B songs I've heard in the last 20 years. Its creator is named SYD THA KYD, and she is the only female member of the collective. She plays along with their particular brand of dubious punk theater, but under that surface she's the one who quietly does all the engineering and mixing for the group. ("Syd the Kyd sits and makes sure the shit we record sound good.") Then I check out her tumblr and it's a deep, erotic, no-nonsense LGBT presence titled "get it, bitch." So what's really going on? Fuck being hard, Odd Future's complicated?

On that note, here's another deep and brilliant smooth-tip avant-garde hip-hop ballad from OFWGKTA member FRANK OCEAN's debut album Nostalgia, Ultra. Unreal:

You can download all this stuff and much more from their website, And in case you haven't seen it, I'll leave you with the formidable video for "Yonkers," by the de facto leader and founder of Odd Future, TYLER THE CREATOR:

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