10/25/2010

OFWGKTA pt 1: Earl Sweatshirt



So here it is, finally. I realized that I could not do the crew justice by making a mega-post, so I'm going to break it down into segments. Every week, I'll profile a member of the OFWGKTA collective, posting a whole bevy of mixtapes, tracks and videos. I truly believe that these dudes are the fuckin' future of rap, in more ways than one. Tyler The Creator (aka Ace Creator,aka Wolf Haley), Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Mike G, MellowHype, Jasper, Earl Sweatshirt. These names mean almost nothing to you now, but mark my words, these dudes are going to blow the fuck up. Get on the bandwagon while you still can. These are some of the most talented and dope teenagers making music today.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.
Fuck Steve Harvey.
Free Earl.
Golf Wang.




I'm a hot and bothered astronaut
Crashing while jackin off
To buffering vids of Asher Roth eatin applesauce
Sent to Earth to poke Catholics in the ass with saws
And knock blunt ashes into they caskets and laugh it off


Earl Sweatshirt is a 16 year old nutcase from the West Coast of the United States, California to be precise. Much like Tyler, The Creator, he has a somewhat peculiar obsession with violence, murder and macabre shit, but Earl is an absolute monster with the punchlines.

He's got a really vicious flow, and doesn't shy away from spitting whatever's on his mind. This is not Gangsta rap, Cocaine rap, Backpacker rap or Conscious Hip Hop, this is a fucked up hybrid of everything that makes the youth of today tick. An amalgamation of every gnarly thing you loved about being a teen. Skateboarding, fuckin' girls, doin drugs, goin' buck wild, writing graffiti, etc. Odd Future brings such a raw energy back into a genre that was in dire need of a reboot.

Earl Sweatshirt ft Mike G- Cool
Earl Sweatshirt- Earl

Of course, a lot of people have a problem with the lyrics, which often glorify rape and rife with homophobia. Of course, I would never condone that type of shit, but if you focus on the lyrics, you're kind of missing the point. It isn't all about the punchlines, really. Look at the bigger picture.

Wolf Gang is punk rock reincarnated, man. All that nihilism and hedonistic energy that defined countless generations is on its way back to the top of the heap. These kids make their own beats, (mostly) direct their own videos, and make power moves just by being plain dope. While the productions aren't DJ Toomp-esque masturbatory KORG bangers, they're actually pretty dope, albeit a bit minimalist and sparse.

I've posted a few songs to get you familiar with the dopeness that is Earl Sweatshirt, along with his album. Oh, and the reason that you've probably been seeing/hearing messages to "FREE EARL"??

No, it isn't because dude is locked up in a county jail or doin' time in the feds. His mom heard his album, got pissed, and sent him to bootcamp. p-u-r-e j-o-k-e-s.

Earl Sweatshirt ft Ace Creator- Couch
Earl Sweatshirt- Drop

Possibly one of the reasons why Odd Future is succeeding is that they've got their fingers on the pulse of what makes today's youth tick (no shit, given that they are the target audience). Kids, in this day and age, love free shit, so OFWGKTA happily obliges. All of the collective's mixtapes are free to download, so they can be passed around like a big ol' blunt. Here is Earl Sweatshirt's album, called EARL, the one that got him grounded/sent to bootcamp. I'm guessin his moms wasn't too thrilled with the lyrics, ahaha.

Earl Sweatshirt- Earl mixtape

Hope you dig this shit, cause you're gonna be inundated with it for the next few weeks. Booooooooooooooooom, motheruckers. This is the new Wu-Tang, like it or not.

ODD FUTURE.

-Matt

58 comments:

  1. "This is the new Wu-Tang, like it or not."
    haha that's fo surre!!

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  2. I Fucking Love OFWG!
    as a female fan i am looked at as incredible strange for enjoying lyrics that glorify rape, murder and disbelief of the bible but i just say "FUCK ALL THE HATERS"!
    ODD is the new BLACK and NORMAL is so LAST SEASON. hahaha

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  3. hahah I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds these dudes amazing. Hope you guys will enjoy the segment!

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  4. First of all, OF is the F. Second, The minimalistic production is a huge part of their genius. The way the beat doesn't flow forces you listen to everything and not just be subdued by the melody like the rest of this commercial BS. It makes you conscious. Well, that's my opinion atleast. But yeeeeah, these kids are fucking awesome but alot of people don't understand them. Oh well, fuck'em. OFWGKTA

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  5. FODD YOUTURE GOLF WANG NIGGAHZ! These dudes r dope

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  6. New Wu-Tang comment was spot-on.

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  7. someone told me that the nigga wit the big lips is in jail for all the drugs and shit in the eaarl video is that true?

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  8. mayyytt deze are da first rappers i have researched and fuckin stalked cuz i wanna kno wt der shit about..lyk are dey being for real or jus getting lucky...id go america standerdly from da uk to see deze guyz ..;)

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  9. Not sayin I don't like this but I'd like to make the point tht juggelos have been makin music like this for years now y is it they aint get the attention/respect these kids do? Oh yea cuz these kids aint white... I'm far from a juggelo I hate there music n I hate them its pointless crap. Just tryin to show ya the truth I have a hard time believing they gonna make it big the mainstream is controlled by higher powers n I doubt they gonna let this go on for too long

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  10. Probably because they dont wear faggy make up and dress up like stupid fucking clowns and arent rich white douchebags. That's probably why they get more respect/attention than icp just my opinion. But they probably will get huge though did you see them on Fallon? Fuuuuuck they tore that shit up ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL TRIPLE SIX DONT GIVE A FUCK LOITER SQUAD SKATE LIFE BITCH!!

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  11. Yeah I agree. But it seems like they got more white fans thn black. they did tear tht shit up listenin to it live was better thn the recorded song gave em alil more of a chance hopefully they don't sell out like every other rapper in the industry

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  12. yo i live in the caribbean and this group is beyond on point they got fans in trinidad and jamaica on point... i think if they perfom over here it will start a fuckin riot or somethin lol

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  13. They decent but new wu tang....cmon now.

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  14. Fuck yea ofwgkta fucking dope , I'm so tired of these overrated faggets like lil wane and drake , fuck steve harvey

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  15. im pretty sure the video for earl is fake, he wouldnt be locked for that

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  16. Am I the only one that hasn't jumped on the Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, etc bandwagon?

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  17. How can I wash a sweatshirt without making the inside all nubby and rough?

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  18. they make some crazy shit


    don't suck em folks...

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  19. But hurry I got nuts to bust and butts to fuck and ups to shut and sluts to fuckin uppercut, OF buttercup, go ahead fuck with us, without a doubt a sure fire way to get you mutha fucked.

    OFWGKTA, fuck steve harvey.

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  20. The only things they have in common with the beginnings of Wu is that they are a big ass crew and skaters like em.

    The comparison to all the ICP label groups is a little more on point because of the violence in the raps, but they are more open to the world of music and genuine. What you see is what you get, not somebody acting out fantasies.

    Now that they have been on MTV, Fallon, and other mainstream outlets it will be interesting to see how their career goes for the next year or two. Will they get tighter, split up, sell out, evolve, or just be that weird crew that only skaters like?

    Personally I'd like to see em do some tracks with El-P on production/rhymes or Anti-pop Consortium so the music will smack people twice as hard.

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  21. Does anyone else think that Earl's voice sounds like Mr. Lif? If they were both on a track I don't know if I could tell who was who.

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  22. Haha man this shi is funny these fools are like dopee like ahh but that fool aint locked up he in boot camp his mom got mad at him haha...but i hate the fact that they disrespect the bible and stuff

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  23. Ok I'm a fan of punk rock and this what ever the fuck you wanna call it is bullshit..its fuckin stupid. Punk rock had a cause. The lyrics in this don't mean shit.

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  24. FUCK EARL....the music is shit! The rhymes are bad and so are the beats!

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  25. I thought they're more the "metal" of hiphop, with their nihilistic lyric. But "punk rock" of rap is a good description, too.

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  26. Hmm. i think a group like The Ninjaz are probably more the new Wu Tang than them tho.. These cats more like new N.W.O. They got rage. POWER and are def gone run wit that.

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  27. Im from Paris france, and i saw the cover on Billboards about OFWG. At the first tume i thought it was a commercial shit. WRONG WRONG. JAY ELECTRONICA never released an album, and OFWG deja 4 or 5 albums. All talk
    (sorry im bad in english) 94 BANLIEUE SUD FUCK SARKO

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  28. http://jibolalogo.blogspot.com/2011/04/ofwgkta-swag.html


    OFWGKTA Zombies!!!!

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  29. where FRANK OCEAN

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  30. Earl Sweatshirt savage same wit da whole OF crew. Ppl just hating on 'em. Btw whoever said OF is like ICP.. Eat a dick

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  31. Why do they hate steve harvey so much.? Lol

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  32. was the death juice video fake.

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  33. HUGE music fan. I groove on anything from country to reggae. litterly from alan jackson to bounty killer. from bob dyal to james brown. greatful dead to a tribe called quest. my musical inclusion just grew one BAND more. These cats aren't like the recent crews we've seen lately no young money play 3 fucking chords i can play guitar. these cats are onto meledys "akin" to Mean Mr. Musterd/Polythene Pam/She came in through the bathroom window. Yeah ok.. maybe not so much beatles stuff by they're elevating a dried out now pop genre.


    Fuck Steve Harvey that nigga can't read but more importantly fuck lil' wayne that nigga can't rap. Bladow broke it down for you bitches. Peace and humptyness forever. Love.

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  34. This is a great background of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

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  35. Only fucking ignorant hipster morons compare Odd Future to the Wu-Tang. They're nothing alike. Odd Future are more a collective, than a group.

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  36. Fromm Jamaica And Shitt . And Yall Neeed to come To Jamaica And Perform . Trinidad too . Yall fcking raw as fuck . #OFWGKTA.

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  37. Fckn luv these niggas..they speak the truth..they dnt sugar coat shit..they say what niggas really think!

    #OFWGKTA to the fck old hags!!

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  38. Where the fuck is earl.

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  39. Everyone started getting on Tyler's dick though after Yonkers

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  40. this is pure fucking lame shit, no fucking wonder california is known for such trashy music, fucking idiots

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  41. SO, he went to Jail cos ' of the vid ? but when wiz & wayne does it they dont get arrested ? #FuckThaPolice!

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  42. Fuck that

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAJk1aM_Uk

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  43. Fuck that

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paAJk1aM_Uk

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  44. im sorry , but iDONT support this !

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  45. He didn't go to jail beacause of the video. He's in a bootcamp in samoa because his mom heard his rap and sent him there

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  46. I jus jumped on this OFWGKTA stuff nd dis shut blew me fuqn a way the next wu-tang clan .....
    Thts a under statement there gonna b way better

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  47. NEXT WU TANG??? naw bro. hell no. OF its dope. sick ass, relevant ass production. but you gotta acknoledge that home level shit is super common now. an mpc, synth, and didgital 8 track is all it takes. theyer all talented but not the most talented by far. california is full of retarded good mcs. these dudes were just in the right place at the right time doin the right thing at the 10 year cycle of dark music. remember eminem dropped around 2001. and nirvana around 1991. tons of goth in 81. and ozzy in around 71

    lyrical content: its been done guys. its eminem shit. its icp shit. its been done before. whats different is

    1) their black
    2) their young as shit
    3) tylers a fucking star... period. sick vocal!
    4) hodgy and tyler are amazing preformers
    5) they have A WHOLE LOT OF MUSIC
    6) you can sell anything to kids these days, ...especially skate boarding


    i like what im hearing, but lets not say theyer completely origional, theyer really not. and dont fuckin compare them to wu tang. thats just crazy talk. lets not give them too much credit for getting signed, even they were suprised it happened this soon

    give them credit where it belongs. head 1st stage dive. ppl getting seriously hurt at shows. i seen them at sxsw, it was straight up dangerous. great ideas. SELF PRODUCTION and most of all early success ect.

    OFWGKTA -JOSHWA

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  48. man ayee dis is OF....man fuck school ight all the shit dey do is dope and i wanna be apart of OF dat is it woldgang all day i really dnt think they understand odd future but i do and its so raw aye hit me up wolfgang-kidinkk-free earl-

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  49. Man imma hood ass nigga who litsen to stlyes p,sheek,raw buck ect...you know I like hard shit but these lil skateboading niggas (EARL) staight beast i. Don't fuck wit yalls religion n shit or what eva but y'all get off

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  50. you wanna hear real music? LISTEN TO HOPSIN BITCHES!!!!!

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  51. I'm not an atheist but I fucx OF! Stop hating on them you self-righteous pieces of shit..... I believe in the illuminati and I'm against them bitches but OF got me like "fuck them" oh, and fuck Steve Harvey! Lol ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL don't give a fuck LOITER SQUAD, YOU KNOW WHERE THE FUCK WE AT!

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  52. Y would anyone compare these guys to ICP, they had kinda violent lyrics, but it always sounded like a joke or just too humorous, not to mention they dressed like clowns, thats just lame bro. might as well be drag queens. these guys are sick tho, doctor copse fucker style lyrics but without the growling voice.

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  53. Luper says it all ahahaahhahahahhaahhahhahhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa golfwang OFWGKTATKGWFOFWGKTA!!!!?!?!?!?????!???!!?!??!?!!!!?!!!?!?!?!?!?

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  54. What music followed the classical period but precluded more modern genres such as blues, jazz and country?

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  55. It's a new year nd OF gon cum on yo face bitchezzzz OFWGKTA

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