"I just want to say, this is so fucked up of you guys to do this with us," Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator says at the start of this video. "For you to do this to this kid’s self-esteem… that’s fucked up." He’s talking about the "Get in the Game" segment on MTV’s RapFix Live in which Odd Future was asked to critique Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$, who’s not even old enough to perform his Skype interview from somewhere other than his high school’s hallway. After watching the video for his "Survival Tactics" song, the Odd Future members were as congenial as they could possibly be. Watch the clip after the jump, via Vibe.
"You can rap," Earl Sweatshirt says, with which Domo Genesis concurs. "Stay in school," Tyler tells Bada$$ before adding, "You know Grizzly Bear is coming out with a new album, right? So excited." The song’s not bad, so it’s nice that they weren’t too rude about the whole thing. Grab Odd Future’s newly released The OF Tape Vol. 2 and keep up with Joey Bada$$ on his Twitter, which he so helpfully provides in the clip. (That’s badass spelled b-a-d-a-s-s.)
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) is sticking with the group approach, even as it becomes more and more apparent that the bulk of the attention falls upon Tyler, the Creator and the recently returned Earl Sweatshirt. Still, friendship is magic, which is why the group is releasing a collaborative album entitled Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 on March 20, following Vol. 1‘s release from a few years ago. Last night, they dropped a video for first single "Rella," featuring Tyler, Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats. Directed by Tyler and produced by Left Brain, it’s a buzzing, shambolic trip through the teenage id — par for the course, as we’ve learned to expect from the Wolf Gang. (NSFW if your job sucks.)
Bad wigs, plenty of drugs, women getting slapped in the face: It’s an Odd Future video, alright. With all the vitriol flowing both ways over the weekend’s Rihanna/Chris Brown collaborations, Odd Future’s joke’s-on-you approach to domestic abuse seems kind of funny, right? Hah, no, of course it doesn’t. But give them credit for sticking so hard to an aesthetic that they definitely won’t regret when they grow up, no sir. "Dad, how come everyone was praising you as an artistic genius when you weren’t really that funny?" "Son, it was the Obama Administration. No one was really that funny."