Odd Future Wreaks Havoc on Highline Ballroom

Tyler, the Creator

Odd Future brought the ruckus to New York City’s Highline Ballroom last night. The West Coast gang performed an adrenalized show for a raucous sold-out crowd, with members Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, and more inciting mosh pits and stirring up chaos.

Resident engineer Syd the Kid, the sole female member in Wolf Gang, manned the turntables to warm up the audience until the crew emerged past 1 a.m. The fired-up collective kicked off with Tyler’s “Sandwitches” featuring Hodgy, segueing into a set list of choice OFWGKTA cuts.

Tyler led the pack, roaring out lyrics as onlookers including Q-Tip jammed to tracks like “Transylvania” and “Seven.” “Goblin is motherf**king out! How many of y’all motherf**kers copped that?” asked Tyler, who sported rolled up gym socks, cutoff shorts, and a baseball T-shirt ripped apart by the teeming crowd. “I f**k with New York, so thanks for ruining my motherf**king shirt!”

Tyler, the Creator

Domo Genesis took the reigns to perform “Rolling Papers” while Tyler changed into a Goblin tee to celebrate the release of his sophomore album. Patrons stormed the stage and leapt back into the crowd during Domo and Hodgy’s “Tang Golf.” Tyler reemerged for “Splatter,” addressing the new OF fans that he spotted in attendance.

“Most of you guys know that Goblin dropped. I’m really excited,” he proclaimed. “It’s kind of like a beef between OG OF fans and new fans. I don’t like that.”

That didn’t stop him from pleasing the sea of bodies with “Yonkers,” which he performed while bathed in a red light. The lanky frontman reverted back to his debut Bastard with a rendition of “French,” shining the spotlight on MellowHype who performed “CopKiller.”

Tyler, the Creator

The fiery audience simmered when R&B crooner Frank Ocean joined in on the fun, touting a red hat, colorful shirt, and black pants. “American Wedding” came first, followed by his infectious single “Novacane” that saw him cozying up to a bevy of ladies who hopped onstage.

“I don’t give a f**k what no one says, this dude can sing,” said Tyler, collaborating with Ocean on his new single “She.” “He was so nervous, so give it up for Frank Ocean.”

Before leaving the scene, Odd Future revved up the audience one last time with the blistering “Radical.” “There’s one song I love doing at the end of every show,” a now shirtless Tyler told the room before concertgoers stormed the stage. “What I love when I’m performing is for the crowd to black out and lose their f**king minds. Can we do that tonight?”

Mission accomplished.

–Steven J. Horowitz

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  1. Me

    Gimmick……enjoy these 15 min.


  2. tired

    Yassss thee biggest gimmick ever~~~~~


  3. Lolsmileyface

    Rap-Up how much are they paying you?


  4. Yin-and-yang

    They look so ridiculous…
    didn’t b.o.b. murder them?


    FFT Reply:


    nope. OF isn’t amazing, but b.o.b. is pathetic compared to them.


    aaliyah Reply:

    @FFT, How is B.o.B pathetic?


  5. timmy

    well i can tell you niggas are on that mainstream shit and b.o.b did not murder them calm down nigga


    Sam from FL Reply:

    @timmy, Dont like mainstream music, REALLY dont like lame gimmicky hipster horrorcore, zzzzzzz wake me up when the talent arrives.


    Name here Reply:

    @Sam from FL, eminem did and still does horrorcore is he a gimmick he lasted for over a decade and gimmicks last about a year so..


    Ken Stacks Reply:

    @Name here, And Dnt Forget eminem Is The Only Hip Hop Artist To Have Two Diamond Records…


  6. scrotum_bitch.

    rick ross rapping about selling drugs is a gimmick. diddy coming out with those two ugly dogs and calling it dirty money is a gimmick. this is real shit not ment for your approval, like it should be.


  7. Name here

    tylar the creator=REAL rap artist
    soulja boy=Gimmick rap artist
    he will last and lol at that face he is making


  8. WonderLand19

    Tylar and his clowns will not be mentioned in 5years time. This OVer-hyped band do not represent REAL hip-hop.
    Rap-up please do not feature this lot of try hards anymore.


  9. Heminem

    Note to self:
    Before crowd surfing, do up pants.
    or, wear same color underpants


  10. Aquierra

    Lol it’s funny how he hadn’t zipped up his fly while surfing.


  11. Drew

    @WonderLand19, These guys put in work for the last few years and it’s paying off now. They are on stage having fun and putting on shows that are 100 times more fun than any of your favorite artists.

    If garbage like Soulja Boy can still be around, Odd Future is just beginning. Does Soulja represent REAL hip hop? Most of the artists covered on this site are not REAL hip hop. Fucking elitist faggot


  12. quinn

    OF = raw

    b.o.b. = wack as fuck

    hipster = bullshit radio rap listener who knows nothing of hip-hop history.

    gimmick = the same tired “guns, money, and bitches” / “I’m more of a waste-of-life ghetto piece of shit than you so that makes me cool” / “I just invented a new dance.” crap that has flooded the scene and kept the raw emotion out for so many years now.

    Thank you Rap-Up



  13. asunkee

    I’m jealous of anyone who’s gotten to hear Frank Ocean live. Fuck them. Fick their lives. They can dig holes and bury themselves. *kisses teeth*


  14. Margaret Thompson

    Agree.. Frank Ocean live would be sick. And OF is sick, raw rap. Check out their interviews. Funny as hell


  15. Dj10

    they all suck



    SWAG is what they are. They are doing their thing and most niggas cant accept that. FUCK THE HATERS. FUCK EARL MOM. FUCK SCHOOL. GOLF WANG DONT GIVE A FUCK. THEY ARE THEM. WE ARE US. KILL THEM ALL…


  17. CheChilia

    Fuck the haters OFWGKTA


  18. Dinesh

    Making money online is not imbpssiole – This is absolutely true. However, everyone must be made aware of the fact that making money online is not easy to do. Those who claim that they have become rich in a matter of 2 days or 1 week only and then sell you something like a system (in which they say had helped them earn big bucks instantly), then it is most definitely a scam.


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