OFWGKTA pt 3: MellowHype

First of all, sorry for the grainy-ass picture. There aren't too many pictures of MellowHype together, so I had to improvise and crop a picture in MS Paint. Bootleg steez.

Now I know y'all been waiting on part 3 of our weekly OFWGKTA feature, and I shall not disappoint. This time around, I'm going to introduce you to Odd Future Wolf Gang's dopest tag team, the duo known as MellowHype.

MellowHype ft Earl Sweatshirt- Copkiller

MellowHype, for the uninitiated, the uncultured, and the unwashed who've yet to hear of them, is made up of maestro producer/rapper Left Brain, and the massively talented Hodgy Beats. Every single one of their songs is produced by Left Brain, which makes their mixtapes extremely interesting to listen to, if only because you get a little glimpse into the OFWG machine and what makes it tick. It's impossible to pigeonhole their sound, as Left Brain pumps out such a such variety of different beats. No matter the tempo, though, Hodgy Beats always manhandles the fuck out of the beat. Dude is seriously tight, both lyrically and in terms of flow. Honestly, the combination of Left Brain & Hodgy Beats makes for a really rad result. Futuristic sounds mixed with on-point rapping is always a plus.

MellowHype- Premier

Someone needs to bring these dudes to Montreal pronto. I mean, just listen to this shit. Odd Future has got beats that are practically pandemic in their swagger, clever punchlines and some of the most versatile rappers out there. Even the most jaded of hipsters should go apeshit to this stuff.

MellowHype ft Tyler, the Creator- Fuck the Police

But seriously though, dudes are blowing up with the quickness. In the past month, they've done shows in New York and London, not to mention that they've been mentioned in almost every press outlet worth half a damn. That's pretty impressive, given that the only observable business model that I can figure out that they have is just to be dope. Not to dickride or anything, just sayin'.

I suppose that business as usual for this crew equals a tidal wave of attention and hype. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. To be honest, it's a double-edged sword, but hey, I've pretty much exclusively listening to their stuff on loop for the past couple months. Haven't felt this excited about rap music in a long ass time.

MellowHype- Right Here

As always, OFWGKTA's product is brought to you free of charge. Grab their two top quality, swagged-the-fuck-out mixtapes below. The variety of the beats is mindblowing. Left Brain is a beast in the production game. Who else you know making material this good and releasing it free? Odd Future does it for the children.

Yellow/White Mixtape

For all the latecomers, I've included links to our previous features on OF. If by some terrible misfortune, you happened to have missed out on em, check it out. Shitloads of tracks, dope ass mixtapes, and my twisted ramblings.



Next week, I'll be postin part 4, featuring Tyler, the Creator. Keep an eye out for that, odds are it'll be supremely clutch. There's only a few more features to go, and then I'll do a final OFWGKTA blow-out feature with all of their dopest posse cuts.




I was planning on dropping some UK grime this week. While going through my folders I came across this very talented hip hop artist from London. Although not exactly the style I was going for, I just couldn't discard this find. If you think of grime as being some dude with a grimy UK accent spitting over some hard drum n' bass instrumental. Take this style and add some house-ish lyrical instrumentals on certain of the songs. Put this alongside an impressive array of samples throughout the album and you get this. From the album 93, this is Mowgli!

Mowgli - Back To The Bricks

Mowgli - The One

Mowgli - Analyse

More of this swag coming up, stay posted.



Split Second

Lot of people have been sleeping on this young group called Split Second. Their style could be compared to well known Chiddy Bang since they produce what you can call "Indie Hip Hop". They've done some cool remixes/covers of popular electro/indie tunes. As an example, they succeeded pretty well in giving a hip hop twist to the bashing track "Innocence" originally produced by Nero. I personally think this group has what it takes to blow the fuckup in the next year. You be the judge.

Remixes :
Nero - Innocence (Split Second Remix)
Split Second - Until We Bleed (Lykke Li Edit)

An original recently released, shit goes hard :
Split Second - Blood Diamond




P Money

P Money is a well respected MC within the Grime scene. He has undeniable skills at spitting punch lines after punch lines with his own style of "skippy flow". He released a video couple days ago for his latest single called "Slang Like This". It will blow your brain off.

P Money - Slang Like This (Prod. by Sukh Knight)


Marco Del Horno vs DJ Swerve - Ho! Riddim (P-Money Vocal Remix)



Laid Back Sunday #10

Here we go again.

AZ - Problems
Classic track by AZ. For some reason, this guy never really hit the mainstream radar. Even with the help of Nas when he was a member of super group "The Firm" or also with some tracks produced by Dr Dre, none of his songs got to "the top". This doesn't mean his music is shit. Hell No. I personally think he's one of the most underrated 90's rapper. I heard some rumors about him dropping an album in the next years with some Dre & Kanye beats. Now, that could be interesting.

Zion I - Spinning
Zion I really popped off in the past year. Their recent album called "Atomic Bomb" got some decent love by the critics & the hip hop community. This song here is an old beat they did a couple years ago and was featured in a classic stoner movie named "Grandma's Boy". This song is definitely blunt friendly.

Domino - Ghetto Jam
Last but not least, classsssssssic beat by Domino. Nothing really need to be said here, this track was a #1 hip hop hit in the 90's. Take a seat, light it & chill the fuck out.

enjoy your Sunday, peace