Posts Tagged ‘ Odd Future ’

WOLF by Tyler, The Creator


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Rapper and frontman of Odd Future – Tyler, the Creator – has presented the trailer for his upcoming film WOLF, directed by his alter-ego Wolf Haley. The one-minute trailer begins with a close up of Tyler lighting a cigarette, before issuing the command for his gang members to beat up a nerdy version of himself. The track that plays in the background throughout the whole clip is “Rusty” featuring Domo Genesis and Earl Sweatshirt.

Lil Wayne & Big Sean – My Homies Still (Official Video).


Rapper Lil’ Wayne released “My Homies Still” as the official first single from his much-anticipated tenth studio album “I Am Not a Human Being II”, scheduled to hit stores in 2012 via Young Money Records – In the StreetRunner & Sarom-produced urban single Weezy trades verses with G.O.O.D. Music representative Big Sean. “My Homies Still” is a sick tune! The beat is off the chain, and both Wayne and Sean throw in some of their dopest verses.  To me personally it looks and feels a little bit like ‘Rella’ from Odd future… which looked and felt like ‘My Name Is‘ from Eminem.  But check the method below.

Jay-Z, Willow Smith, And The Annie Remake.


Daddy Warbucks, the rumors are true: Jay-Z will be overseeing music for a remake of the musical Annie and will contribute original tracks. That’s according to British actress Emma Thompson, who is writing the film, as she confirmed — along with Jay-Z’s involvement — to BBC and the U.K. Press Association. The movie is being produced by Will Smith and will star his daughter, hair-whipping Jay-Z signee and noted Odd Future fan Willow Smith.

“I think it’s a very good combination,” Thompson told the BBC. She added that film’s management was hoping to choose a director as early as this week. Thompson is pumped about the project, according to the Press Association, which quotes her as saying: “I’m writing a modern version of Annie for Willow to play, which I’m so excited about because Jay-Z is going to do the music — oh my God I’m so modern. So I am very thrilled about that.”

The movie will take place in present-day New York and will include new songs, according to Thompson’s interview with the BBC. Some of the old songs won’t make the cut, but Thompson eases any concerns that the new Annie will leave out the old standby “Tomorrow” — “that’s in, weirdly,” she’s quoted as saying. Filming reportedly starts early next year, and Thompson confirms that Willow Smith will play the title role, adding, “That’s if she doesn’t get too tall.” So we know Willow won’t be doing any “Got Milk?” ads in the coming months.

Jay-Z sampled a song from Annie for the hit single “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem),” from his 1998 album Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life. The film project comes as he’s been particularly busy: flying to France for Kanye West’s Cruel Summer film premiere, raking in BET Awards nominations, fending off Guinness World Record challenges, and, oh yeah, tapping Pearl Jam to headline his own Made in America music festival. He also recently endorsed Barack Obama’s support for same-sex marriage, while his wife Beyoncé, will perform tonight for the first since giving birth to their daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January.

Will Smith separately confirmed the Annie project and Thompson’s role in an interview with Good Morning America this week. “Emma Thompson wrote the script for Annie,” Smith said. “She is fantastic.” Thompson co-stars with Smith in the new movie Men in Black 3, though the two met during the making of 2007 film I Am Legend.

The sun’ll come out … whenever the Fresh Prince tells us it’s coming out.

Loiter Squad – Episode 1/Odd Future Afterparty In San Francisco.


Just like many other 18-15 year old males in the U.S., I’ve become a fan of most of the programming on Adult Swim (the off the wall late night programming that comes on Cartoon Network).  As the line up has changed over the years, I’ve had many different programs to look forward to, but a few months ago I got a bombshell dropped on me that Odd Future would be getting their own Adult Swim programming slot.  The people reading this not totally familiarized with O.F. might not understand just how ridiculous that concept seems, but you will soon.  I’ve managed to get my hands on the first episode of the show ‘Loiter Squad’, and not only is it pure unadulterated hilarity, it’s also exact what Adult Swim needed to keep their line-up fresh.  Check the method below.

For those of you who are unaware of the O.F. movement, let me just open up your mind to the situation.  The group is led by rapper/producer Tyler, The Creator, and includes rappers Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Mike G, singer Frank Ocean, producers Left Brain, Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians, and other non-musical members, notably Jasper Dolphin, Taco and L-Boy (that appeared in the ‘Loiter Squad’ episode above.)  Their music is a crowd hyping force to be reckoned with, and anyone who wants proof of this needs to go no further than San Francisco.  O.F. is gathering at 330 Ritch on April 9th for a night of intoxicated skullduggery courtesy of Above Ground.  Click the pic below for tickets.

The Odd Future/Undefeated Listening Party.


For anyone in the S.F. Bay Area, check out the O.F. listening party over at Undefeated in S.F. on 516 Hayes St.

 

Tyler The Creator Is Shelling Out Money.


Tyler, The Creator has reportedly handed over approximately $8,000 to the owners of a Los Angeles nightclub to cover damages from a gig in December.  The hip-hop star played with his band Odd Future at the Roxy Theater on Sunset Boulevard, but the rapper was led away in handcuffs at the end of the show after he was arrested for allegedly lashing out at a sound man and destroying stage equipment.

He was left facing a vandalism charge over the incident, but has now made amends with the venue owners by paying for the damage, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports…

Tyler – real name Tyler Okonma – is set to meet with the local District Attorney who will ask the star to help pay for the police investigation in return for dropping the charges.

Odd Future: Hometown Documentary.


Tyler the Creator has been an ever rising name in the hip hop community.  After kudos from Jay-Z, being nominated for MTV’s coveted Video of the Year award, and winning the VMA award for best new artist, many more head have turned Tylers way.  The Odd Future crew released a hometown documentary recently that should give new fans and interested listeners a little background and this new force in hip hop.

High Quality Contraband.


The FreedMinds Summer 2011 release for High-Quality Contraband finally dropped. Here’s their look book comprised of couple locations in Southern California. Featuring Julian (THLA), Anwar (Peas & Carrots), & Jasper (Odd Future) all made an appearance for the shoot. Brick Stowell captured the lifestyle associated with the brand profoundly which is available now at FMFU stockists and the FreedMinds Online Store. Click the image above to view The FreedMinds website.

Chris Brown’s Cousins Chase Down Frank Ocean.


I do my best not to help stimulate hip hop beef, or draw too much attention to it on the blog… BUT this one was a little too much for me to ignore.  Odd Future’s own Frank Ocean went off on Chris brown for seemingly no reason recently on twitter after Chris Brown complimented him.  What ensued was a back and forth between Brown, Tyler The Creator, and Frank Ocean that was eventually broken up by none other than The Game (random.)  But although the argument may have ended there, I’m getting the feeling things are just heating up.  More below.

Now, I have to admit, that Chris Brown doesn’t exactly strike me as the most gangsta of the child star R&B singers on the planet, however, this doesn’t mean that his family won’t go hard.  From the description of a video that surfaced recently, Frank Ocean allegedly ran after being confronted by Chris Brown.  But weather that’s true or not remains to be seen.  What the video actually shows however is Frank Ocean driving away from who are reported to be Chris Browns cousin.  TO ME, by the looks of things in the video combined with  knowing a bit of background on the Odd Future crew, I don’t think this is the end of it at all.  And who knows, if this is the next hip hop beef to spill over from word to action, Chris Brown may have the upper hand… he messed Robyn pretty bad.

Left Brain vs. Right Brain.


Mercedes-Benz hasn’t necessarily been known for their unique, and groundbreaking, and captivating ads in the past, but their new “Left Brain/Right Brain” collection is just that.  The ads simply stress the difference between left and right brain thinkers, and demonstrate it through portraying the logical vs. the creative…  And then there’s Einstein.

B.O.B. vs. Tyler The Creator?


Although I don’t have a personal opinion on the matter, I know that not everyone is amused by the antics of Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator.  B.o.B took aim at the upstart on Friday (March 25) with a fiery dis track titled “No Future,” a response to a line the California rapper issued on his breakout “Yonkers.”

“What you think of Hayley Williams?/ F— her, Wolf Haley robbing ’em,” “I’ll crash that f—ing airplane that that f—-t n—a B.o.B is in/ And stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus.”

The line is characteristic of Tyler and his crew’s shocking rhymes; the collective are, in part, inspired by Eminem and works like his Relapse album with its slew of serial-killer references.  The “Airplanes” star, however, isn’t a fan.

“If I was you I would be a little more cautious,” Bobby Ray raps on “No Future.” “I’m way too high for you to look at/ The future ain’t looking promising for these rookies/ This is target practice but I don’t even pull the f—ing trigger anymore, ’cause it’s just a waste of bullets/ Come and get this pu—, wipe them off the floor/ I’m guessing they was hoping for some different results/ I’m guessing they was guessing ’cause they wasn’t really sure/ But f— it, I guess I’mma have to let these n—-s know.  Keep f—ing with me, you ain’t gon have no future,”

Tyler responded via Twitter. Perhaps taking the high road after driving too close to the edge, the 20-year-old wrote that he didn’t think “No Future” was a dis track. He even gave B.o.B props on the rhyme.  “Whoa,” he wrote in his first message. “I don’t think the ‘No Future’ song is even a diss. But I’ve never heard him spit like that. Took me by surprise, cus it’s tight.”  A second message took a swipe at producer Alex Da Kid over “Airplanes” and “Love the Way You Lie” sounding too similar.