Thursday, May 5, 2011
Hip Hop The Future Is Odd
"Oh not again another critic writing report, I'm stabbing any blogging faggot hipster with a pitchfork"
Tyler, The Creator's new album Goblin is to officially drop in less than a week and I feel like this post is long overdue, I have been planning to blog about this group but decided to wait until just before Goblin was to be released. Now before people think I just hopped on the bandwagon like a lot of people have recently don't worry I started listening to the Odd Future crew last year, particularly Tyler's release Bastard and Earl's EARL.
Of course this group is more than just those to members with other prominent members including Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Syd (The only female member), Frank Ocean, Mike G, Taco, Jasper Dolphin and Matt Martians. The crew isn't exclusively about rapping with Syd, Matt, Taco and Jasper involved in other areas such as production, engineering, photography and even just being a skater. The group to date have release all their works free to download off their tumblr mixtapes of the whole group and albums from individual members, another reason for you to check them out.
I could go into detail about the beginning but there's plenty of articles out there about that, you can either go read them and not return or just carry on and figure it out yourself. The group has been on the cusp of breaking through for a while and people were starting to take notice, Bastard is a really strong release and the emergence of Earl with his ridiculous flow had people starting to take notice. It probably wasn't until they ended up on The Jimmy Fallon Show before they truly got the recognition and publicity needed for them to become the next big thing in the rap game.
Of course Kanye tweeting about the song Yonkers which will be on Tyler's new album helped but that Sandwitches performance was unreal, the craziness of both Hodgy and Tyler on stage showed such incredible energy and a rebellious punk edge rarely seen in the hip hop world. These kids are young, smug and committed to making the music they wish to make and with them so far avoiding the big record labels showing they aren't in this for a quick millions and have their creative control taken away.
With the release of Goblin could lead to popularity going to newer and bigger heights, the group will certainly be set as the new fresh crew in the rap game, something we haven't seen since Wu Tang. Even if Goblin flopped (which I can't see it doing) this groups popularity is already strong and with a crazy live show of crowd invasions, members jumping into the crowd from amp stacks and full on anarchy, people are going to wanna see wassup.
So even if you haven't jump on the train that is Odd Future it isn't too late, they're about to become something that people talk about for a while, whether you like hip hop/rap or not the way they're going about their business is very respectable and the freshness that is coming from them is enough to make many excited.
This was written like a day or so ago, unfortunately Goblin has already leaked, earlier today even.