Odd Future

To Bomb a Cherry: Can Tyler, The Creator Be the Hip-Hop Voice of His Generation?

In recent weeks, hip-hop’s relationship with jazz and funk seems to have pivoted away from appropriation and more towards appreciation — and it’s about damn time. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly emerged from its secretive studio cocoon last month an instant classic, if such a thing exists. … Read More

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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Carly Rae Jepsen, Waxahatchee and Tyler, the Creator

This week, a bunch of return players come at us with surprises. Tyler, the Creator drops two songs that were so stylistically opposed that “revolution” could be applied either of them, and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes co-writes two of the best pop songs of the past month: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “All That,” and Samantha Urbani’s “1 2 3 4.”

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Tyler, the Creator Announces Third Album, ‘Cherry Bomb,’ Which Drops in Five Days

California rapper and Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator just announced the release of his third album: it’s called Cherry Bomb, and will be… Read More

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Odd Future Launch 24/7 Online Radio Station

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Tyler, the Creator Is Not a Naïve “Kid” — Chaos Is His Brand

One of the biggest headlines to come out of SXSW was the arrest of Tyler, the Creator, who allegedly incited a riot during his show Thursday. It was a weird week for the Odd Future leader, whose set at the Mohawk the previous night was canceled following the tragic car crash that transpired outside the club, precisely where many of his fans had been waiting. So it would be understandable to think that Tyler might have headed into Thursday’s show wanting to forget the horrific events of the previous 18 hours, with which he was involved by simply agreeing to do his job. He wil’ed out Thursday in attempt to leave behind Wednesday’s tragedy, but in doing so he nearly caused another.

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Why Do We Still Care About Tyler, the Creator?

Really, what is there to say about a Tyler, the Creator album in 2013? Wolf is out tomorrow, and you’ve probably already made your mind up about it, whether you’ve heard it or not. For his part, Tyler claims he doesn’t care what reviewers have to say, and neither do his oh-so-charming fans. This is a record that exists as a fait accompli, the creation of someone who’s done a prize job of trolling the music industry for the best part of three years, whose entire career consists of professionally Not Giving A Fuck. … Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Over a year later, a new inquest is being held into Amy Winehouse’s death because the assistant deputy coroner who oversaw the original examination lacked proper qualifications. [via ArtsBeat]

2. Odd Future has been accused of brutally attacking a 17-year-old fan who hopped on stage during a show in San Antonio. According to TMZ, the teen “suffered lacerations on his head, scratches, and burns to his body,” as well as two seizures, and now plans to sue the group. … Read More

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Jay-Z, Run-DMC, and More: The Made in America Fest in Photos

Jay-Z helped turn Philadelphia into a veritable music lover’s paradise over Labor Day weekend with the debut of his two-day Made in America festival. The fest, which the superstar hopes to make a yearly one, included performances from Janelle Monáe, D’Angelo, Miike Snow, Odd Future, Skrillex, The Hives, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, and Drake, in addition to headline performances by Pearl Jam and Jay-Z himself. It also marked hip-hop legends Run-DMC’s first return to the stage since the death of founding member Jam Master Jay in 2002. Surprise collaborations were a theme of the weekend, as well, with Eve joining Jill Scott during her set; Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew storming the stage to close out Jay-Z’s performance, and day one, with renditions of “Mercy,” “New God Flow,” and, of course, “Ni**as in Paris”; and Jay himself joining Pearl Jam for an unprecedented take on “99 Problems.” Even President Obama showed up, albeit in video form, urging people to vote while Jay looked on. Click through for our exclusive photo gallery from Made in America to see more of what went down in… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The good news: Claire Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child. The even better news: It won’t affect the shooting schedule of Season 2 of Homeland. [via Vulture]

2. Apparently San Diego accidentally set off all of the fireworks in their Fourth of July display in just 15… Read More

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Rah Digga Hits Back at Tyler, the Creator in Epic Diss Track

Tyler, the Creator has always had lady problems — but never like this before. As Clutch reports, Rah Digga has dropped a diss track aimed at the Odd Future rapper, in response to both some nasty tweets he sent her and his homophobic lyric about MC Lyte (“Let’s get it poppin’ like MC Lyte, around some dykes/I’m, out this bitch like hocus pocus/And me and Lucas got a couple of pickles,” from “Rella”). Called “The Nigga in Me,” Rah Digga’s song includes such biting lyrics as, “Fuck is you creatin’, son, a whole generation / Of some, hey Horton, skateboardin’, worshippin’ Satan asses / Bingein’ on drugs, somebody get me the gloves / I don’t think they need deals, man, I think they need hugs / And I was trying to support this young black man / It’s too bad you probably lost your only black fan.” Tyler has already responded in typical fashion, i.e. via Twitter. Listen to Rah Digga’s track after the jump and let us know whose side you’re taking. … Read More

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