Odd Future

Aug
15
New Music: Earl Sweatshirt f/ Frank Ocean – ‘Sunday’

Earl Sweatshirt and Frank Ocean

Earl Sweatshirt gets “painfully honest” on “Sunday” off his upcoming album Doris, but it’s Frank Ocean’s verse that is getting all the attention. The R&B crooner stunts (“Standing ovation at Staples/ I got my Grammys and gold”) and raps about his fight with Chris Brown on the melodic song.

“They called me soft in high school/ Thank God I’m jagged/ Forgot you don’t like it rough/ I mean he called me a faggot/ I was just calling his bluff/ I mean how anal am I gon’ be when I’m aiming my gun/ And why’s his mug all bloody/ That was a three on one,” he raps.

Doris also features Tyler, the Creator, Domo Genesis, Mac Miller, Vince Staples, and Casey Veggies.

Listen to “Sunday” below and stream the entire album on SoundCloud in advance of its August 20 release.

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Aug
10
Earl Sweatshirt Performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt made his network television debut on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Friday. The Odd Future rapper was joined by The Roots as he performed The Neptunes-produced “Burgundy” off his upcoming album Doris, due August 20. He casually emerged from his dressing room and made his way to the stage in a hoodie and shorts.

“the first verse of burgundy is my favorite thing ive ever written,” he later tweeted.

Watch Earl’s late-night set below.

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Aug
9
Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean to Headline 2nd Annual OFWGKTA Carnival

OFWGKTA Carnival

Odd Future is taking over Los Angeles once again. Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean will headline the second annual OFWGKTA Carnival.

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Aug
8
New Music: Earl Sweatshirt f/ Vince Staples – ‘Burgundy’

Doris

All eyes are on Earl Sweatshirt as he gears up for the August 20 release of his highly-anticipated album Doris. On The Neptunes-produced “Burgundy” featuring Vince Staples, the Odd Future rapper addresses fame (“So don’t tell me that I made it, only relatively famous”) and his father.

“I’m afraid I’m gonna blow it/ When them expectations rising because daddy was a poet,” raps the 19-year-old in reference to South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile.

Doris is already receiving praise from critics including the Los Angeles Times, who proclaimed it as “one of the best albums of the year.”

Does it live up to the hype? Listen below.

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Jul
20
Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, & Tyler, the Creator Attend Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake NYC Show

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Jay-Z brought his “Legends of the Summer” tour with Justin Timberlake home to New York’s Yankee Stadium on Friday for the first of two back-to-back shows. The hip-hop mogul performed his classics and new material off Magna Carta… Holy Grail, and brought out Alicia Keys to serenade his city with “Empire State of Mind.”

Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Tyler, the Creator, Ne-Yo, and Angela Simmons were among the stars in the crowd.

Following the sold-out show, Jay-Z hosted an after-party at his 40/40 club. Mr. and Mrs. Carter sipped D’Usse cognac as they held court in VIP.

Jay-Z and Justin will play a second show at Yankee Stadium tonight before heading to Chicago, L.A., and Vancouver.

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Jul
16
Video: Earl Sweatshirt f/ Vince Staples & Casey Veggies – ‘Hive’

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt owns the night in the dark and eery video for “Hive,” a cut off his upcoming album Doris (Aug. 20). The Odd Future lyricist lurks in a quiet neighborhood with his friends, who sport strange masks and ride their bikes through the streets. Vince Staples and Casey Veggies rap inside an old Volkswagen as Earl stays posted on the roof.

One YouTube viewer described it as “a darker version of Where the Wild Things Are.”

Doris is now available for pre-order on iTunes featuring appearances from Frank Ocean, Tyler, the Creator, Mac Miller, RZA, and more.

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Jul
15
Kid Cudi Announces ‘The Cud Life Tour’ with Big Sean, Tyler, the Creator

The Cud Life Tour 2013

Kid Cudi is bringing “The Cud Life” to a city near you. The Cleveland rapper has announced a headlining tour featuring some special guests.

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