Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
Ahh, the overly hyped/controversial rap group OFWGKTA. I want clear something out, I like OFWGKTA. Strangely enough, I find their lyrics quite enjoyable. Despite their "offensive/expicit" lyrics, I think they bring something new to the industry. Something different from mainstream rap or music playing on the radio. But unfortunately, I have not heard one song from OFWGKTA be played on the radio, at least not in my region (theNorthwest). These guys gained pretty much overnight success. Following their video "Yonkers" being showed on MTV, and their MTV award, a band of bandwagoneers began to ride what I like to call the "OFWGKTA bandwagon." I for one could care less about these bandwagoneers, I know they will get off sooner or later. Call me a hipster but I've been listening to these guys for a while, and I am happy that they are being recognized for their talent. Hey, Tyler the Creator himself said he wanted to be on MTV. Some have called him a sellout, I call him a genius. He's making money, he is staying true to himself, he isn't taking shit from anybody and his music hasn't changed. I've introduced his music to some friends, and their reaction was priceless. They thought that it was sick, not in the context of being "cool" but as in sick, eery, repulsive but someway enjoyable. What are your thoughts on these guys? Are their 15 minutes of fame up? Or will they continue to produce successful music?
Here two of my favorite songs from Tyler the Creator:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuuwl-6Ikvk (Tyler the Creator-Her)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEySJnqJbRY (Tyler the Creator- Sandwitches)