OFWGKTA pt 8: Frank Ocean

I'll try my best to keep the chatter to a bare minimum today. As any regular reader will already know, I'm behind the movement 100 percent. My view on OFWGKTA has been rehashed over and over again, and I figure that there's not much point in repeating what's already been said 7 times, ya feel me?

Frank Ocean- swim good

Unless you live under a fucking rock, you will have noticed the complete and utter takeover of OFWGKTA of late. It's a rare thing when a group gets love from so many different scenes. The indie, electronic and rap worlds are collectively losing their shit to this stuff. Odd Future Wolf Gang has not only gotten shout-outs from Kanye, Pusha T (who even asked Tyler to send him beats), Pharrell, ?uestlove, Mos Def, Ciara, and many others, they've even been acknowledged by the one and only Justin Bieber. Tyler was tripping balls on twitter when it happened ahahah. Couple all of this with a highly publicized appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show, and it's safe to say that OFWGKTA is one of the hottest acts in music at the moment.

Anyways, on to Frank Ocean.

Frank Ocean- novacane

I first heard of him when he did the hook on a couple of MellowHype's songs on their latest mixtape, BLACKENEDWHITE. I thought it was somewhat out of character to feature an r&b singer on an OF track, and that's probably why his new mixtape blew me away, because it really took me by surprise. I'm not usually into a lot of r&b, but this is some visionary shit. Remember, OFWGKTA isn't all about rape, mayhem & drugs. Jet Age of Tomorrow's got a lock on that stoner acid jazz shit, and Frank Ocean is one of the dopest r&b artists I've ever come across. Open your mind.

Frank Ocean sounds like what most people would consider r&b, but to put it in a bracket like that really wouldn't be fair. Personally, I just think that's he writes smooth songs that make you want to make romance/fuck, and the beats are fuckin' insane. He goes in over The Eagles, Coldplay and even MGMT. It's a sound that is reminiscent of old soul tunes, but is also firmly entrenched in modern/future r&b. I believe that they refer to this kind of music as timeless. Frank Ocean bleeds that Casanova swagger.

The description on the OF site pretty much nails it, though.

Smooth Ass Music About Bitches, Relationships And Being A Rich Young Nigga…But In A Swagged Out Way. Wolves Know How To Sing Too.

Frank Ocean- strawberry swing

As with any group that is hyped up, there are legions of haters and disbelievers. Some people are taking offense to suggestions that Odd Future is the new Wu-Tang, but that's because they are taking that statement way too seriously. All we're sayin is that much like Wu-Tang, this is a collective of extremely passionate & talented rappers and artists who seem to have an endless supply of raw creative energy. Fuck the haters, this shit's exciting.

Mellowhype ft Frank Ocean- Hell

Grab Frank Ocean's great nostalgia, ULTRA mixtape below, free-of-charge as usual. This is definitely one of my favorite releases of 2011, and will probably be one of yours as well. Amazing vibes, great beats and a truckload of swag. Odd Future love songs, who would've thought?

Frank Ocean- nostalgia, ULTRA album

In other news, Odd Future recently collaborated with Funny or Die to do this short little video. Pretty hilarious, honestly, albeit random as fuck. I'm guessing this is what they go through pretty frequently haha.

If for some strange fucking reason haven't had the chance to check out the segment, I've included links to all of my previous posts on OFWGKTA. Besides the ridiculously long write-ups, I've also included almost every single mixtape that they've ever dropped.

Scope that shit out:

OFWGKTA pt 1: Earl Sweatshirt
OFWGKTA pt 2: Domo Genesis
OFWGKTA pt 3: MellowHype
OFWGKTA pt 4: Mike G
OFWGKTA pt 5: Tyler, the Creator
OFWGKTA pt 6: Odd Future Wolf Gang
OFWGKTA pt 7: Jet Age of Tomorrow/Super3 & Casey Veggies

Drink the Kool-Aid, kids. It's good for you.


Golf Wang. Fuck Steve Harvey.

ps. If you haven't had the opportunity to check it out yet, here's the full MTV interview. They're probably never going to get a video onto MTV, but it is dope to see them get that kind of exposure. LOL @ Sway not understanding shit. How the fuck you going to compare NWA to Odd Future. It's been over 20 years since Straight Outta Compton dropped, man. I understand his general point, but most of them were born in the early to mid nineties. They've been much more influenced by the Neptunes, Clipse, Gucci Mane & Kanye than anything like N.W.A. Just my 2 cents.

I guess I kind of failed at my initial plan to keep this short, huh?


1 comment:

  1. You forgot about the Toro Y Moi remix of 'French' :)