Who’s In Odd Future?

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    Who is in Odd Future? It’s hard to say who’s in Odd Future, as the L.A. hip-hop collective has numerous sub-groups and associated artists, but most sites agree that the answer to “Who’s in Odd Future?” is as follows: Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Mike G, Syd tha Kyd, Matt Martians, Hal Williams, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and of course, Tyler, the Creator, by far the most famous—and infamous—member of the gang.

    Who’s in Odd Future? First off, it’s Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, or OFWGKTA, if you want to get all formal about it. The posse came together in the mid-‘00s, when Tyler, the Creator (Tyler Okonma) partnered with Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, Matt Martians, Jasper Dolphin, and Casey Veggies to record some music.

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    In 2008, Odd Future dropped “The Odd Future Tape” mixtape, and thus began their rapid rise—a climb to notoriety that would be due in part to the violent, misogynistic, and seemingly homophobic lyrics found in many of the songs. “The OF Tape Vol. 2” followed in 2012, by which time leader Tyler, the Creator had already dropped two solo albums, 2009’s “Bastard” and 2011’s Goblin,” and earned an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist.

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    The question, “Who’s in Odd Future?” is perhaps as complicated as the group itself, as Tyler—a multi-talented musician, producer, director, visual artist, and all-around media personality—has defended his lyrics, and some defenders say critics are missing the point when they accuse him of bigotry, misogyny and homophobia. Frank Ocean, too, has earned his share of headlines, thanks to his revelations about a same-sex affair. Who’s in Odd Future? A bunch of crazy, talented, and perhaps crazy-talented L.A. kids who make a big noise and know how to push people’s buttons.

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