OFWGKTA's first hard release, on XL Recordings is 'Goblin', the sophomore effort from Tyler, The Creator.
The hype around Odd Future can result in people not properly considering the music they make. Before hopping on the band wagon it is worthwhile to take the time to actually appreciate the innovations this collective endeavour to make.
In terms of production, OFWGKTA have developed their own style. A style that is unconventional in terms of traditional hip hop. Coupled with Tyler's unflinching lyrics, it makes for a very refreshing combination.
Hate to make the comparison, but you get a feeling of excitement and promise similar to when Eminem dropped the Slim Shady LP. Hopefully Odd Future wont go the same way as Eminem did.....
I used to love hip hop, and never listen to anything else, ever, up until the year 2001. It was at this point that I became disillusioned with the genre, due to an increase in materialistic, egotistic lyricism, excessive RnB collaborations and an obsession with club orientated beats over more traditional, hip hop beats.
Since 2001, I have loosely flirted with the music of MF Doom, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and Kool Keith. But, it has all been retrospective, until OFWGKTA emerged. This is the first thing happening in current hip hop to excite me in 10 years, mainly due to the fact that there is no major label interfering with what these guys want to do.
Aside from the hype, this is actually a very good record. GOLF WANG.