Page Two: A Young Person's Guide to Odd Future
Too many words have been written on the Los Angeles collective (yes, we started it). So just listen to the fucking music. Do believe the hype. Or don't. FUCK ODD FUTURE. Fuck.
Here's a complete Odd Future discography, with fucking commentary by OF WGKTA, plus a YouTube search recommendation for your listening pleasure.
The Odd Future Tape (November 2008) – Group
"Tyler Creator, Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, Super 3 and Casey Veggies. We Were Just Some Bad Kids With Talent Who Loved Making Shit, As You Can Tell From the Shitty Quality of the Songs." When Tyler was AKA "Ace."
The Dena Tape (July 2009) – Hodgy Beats
"Hodgy Releases His First Full Length Album. Featuring a Bunch of Fucking Songs."
YouTube: "Customized Greatly"
Mike Check (October 2009) – Mike G
"I decided to drop the tape today because it's my favorite rappers birthday. Although I have had a lot of help, theres no one other than me that put this together." That "favorite rapper" is Proof from Detroit's D12.
YouTube: "The Real Talk"
Bastard (December 2009) – Tyler, the Creator
"Self Produced Album, Mostly About His Father, Rape, Box Logos and Jesus. Also Featuring Unicorns and Transexuals."
YellowWhite (February 2010) – MellowHype
Hodgy Beats and Left Brain. "Featuring Weed, Ignorance, Elephants, Bitches, Gold, More Weed and Arizona."
Earl (March 2010) – Earl Sweatshirt
"Earl Sweatshirt Releases His First Fucking Album. Lyrics About Rape, Coke, and Couches Will Be Blaring in Your Ears With the Dopest Fucking Beats to Date." Earl used to go by "Sly."
Ali (April 2010) – Mike G
"Mike G just Released His Album 'ALI.' Featuring Production by Syd, Left Brain and Tyler Creator. Lyrics With Swagged Out, Slow Ride, Chop/Screw Sound." Released four years to the day Proof died.
Voyager (April 2010) – The Jet Age of Tomorrow
"Jet Age ( also known as the Super 3) Releases This Fucking Album Full of Offkelter and Unorthodox Sounds. Mostly an Instrumental Album, This Will Keep Your Brain Racing. Seriously, These Fucking Instrumentals Are on Some Space Type SciFi Shit."
YouTube: "Orange Juice Simpson"
Radical (May 2010) – Group
"FUCKING FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tyler Creator/Domo Genesis/Mike G/Hodgy Beats/Earl Sweatshirt/Left Brain/Jasper and Fucking Taco!!!! We Just Want to Thank Everyone Who Fucks With Us. We Just Some Young Niggas Doing What We Love, Fuck the Public, Making the Music We Want. This Mixtape Is Us Going Over Our Favorite Beats From Other Popular Acts, Such as Gucci Mane, the Liars and Like, R.Kelly. Please Enjoy the Grimy Music, And the Porn Virus This Shit Comes With."
YouTube: "Drop By"
Rolling Papers (August 2010) – Domo Genesis
"Domo Genesis Finally Releases His Album Rolling Papers. Flooded With Bitches, Weed, Females, Marijuana, Sluts, Green Shit and Grocery Stores. Produced by Tyler, the Creator and Left Brain. We've Promised You Fucks This Album for Months, But During That Time We've Put Together a Really Good Fucking Album. So Roll a Joint, Grab a Bitch, Make a Toaster Strutal and Swag This Shit the Fuck Out." Wiz Khalifa (unknowingly? he does smoke a lot of weed) appropriated the title, unleashing a Twitter fit.
YouTube: "Rolling Papers"
BlackenedWhite (October 2010) – MellowHype
"Fully Produced by Left Brain, Hodgy Beats Takes on a Darker Note This Time Around. Featuring Appearances by Mike G, Tyler Creator, Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean and the Mysterious Earl Sweatshirt, This Album Is Packed With Gun Sounds, Grams of Coke and Dead Cops. The Perfect Soundtrack for Mobbing on a Dark Halloween Night." No longer for free; they signed to Oxford, Miss., label Fat Possum for a hard release this summer.
The Journey to the 5th Echelon (December 2010) – The Jet Age of Tomorrow
"Jet Age of Tomorrow Releases Their Sophomore Project. This Is a All Around Upgrade From the VOYAGER Release. The Quirky Spaced Out Sounds Will Have Your Ears Mind Fucked for Days, So We Advise Not to Do Drugs While Listening."
YouTube: "Welcome Home Son"
nostalgia, Ultra (February 2011) – Frank Ocean
"i. did. this. not ISLAND DEF JAM. that's why you see no label logo on the artwork that I DID. guess it's my fault for trusting my dumbass lawyer and signing my career over to a failing company. fuck Def Jam & any company that goes the length of signing a kid with dreams & talent w/ no intention of following through. fuck em. now back to my day. i want some oatmeal and toast. brunch swag." Best rapper rant ever?
YouTube: "songs for women"
Odd Future performs Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m. at the Glass House in Pomona.
The Page Two team is Rebecca Haithcoat and Gustavo Turner.
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