An Open Letter Regarding OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All)

By: BubbleMami

Dear OWFKTA,

We are smitten. No homo.

What can we say? You had us at “Fuck 2DopeBoyz!”

Xoxo,

Rap Genius

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All – yes, you read that correctly – are skaters from Ladera, CA who have taken to rapping. Their style is swag, their trajectory is steep. Buckle up.

The OFWGTA shuttle-bandwagon to planet Rapetune is filling up fast. Rap Genius has handcuffed itself to the control panel and we’re awaiting lift-off.

OFWGKTA is the simply the most talented new rap group to come along in years. Hip hop’s avant-garde just got 10 more members.

OFWGKTA started with Tyler (hence, “The Creator”) and Jasper Dolphin, just skating around and making videos for youtube. Another frontliner, Casey Veggies, does his own thing nowadays.

Somewhere in between they picked up Left Brain (and of course Tyler’s brother Earl) as well as Domo Genesis (who released “Rolling Papers” last year).

The clique boasts not only rappers, but producers, photographers, skaters, visual artists, rebels, misfits, cyberthugs, potty-mouths, mopery enthusiasts and attention-whores.

Comparisons to other rap groups do more harm than good. Goodie Mobb? The Pharcyde? The Roots? Those groups do their own thing.

The only valid philosophical precursor is Wu Tang Clan — who supported Odd Future early on..

Mark our words: OFWG is bound to have millions of clones running around just like them in the next several years. By 2015, their streak of teenagerism will seem more played out than a Martin Lawrence movie. You’ve been warned.

Here’s 4 Odd Future trends to keep a bloodshot eye on.

Odd Future Number 4: No more silly dances or skinny jeans

If you’re like me, then you’re not a fan of the Cali jerk dancing,’ skinny-jeans craze (for men). I mean, only a few can pull them off, and even that gets the side-eye from me more than half of the time. OFWG’s Tyler the Creator has spoken disparagingly about this effeminate meme on several different occasions..

I try my best not to judge those boys who do choose to wear skinny jeans because now that I have OFWG to do that for me, in songs like “Seven”, no love is lost:

Maybe I should buy some hundreds, wear some fuckin' skinny jeans
And follow in your footsteps like a motherfuckin' millipede
Centipede, make songs about Gucci and cigaweed
Jerk with my friends like it’s some mother fuckin' little league
No I ain’t no fucking hipster, mister
No I’m not no fucking Kid Cudi, all my fucking fans love me
Collaboration hits for fans screaming fuck buddies

Odd Future Number 3: Infatuated with the effect of shock-value

Swastikas, constant black/white references, murder and rape are the tactics the most-publicized members of the group (Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator) use to provide their audience with possibly the greatest modern-day shock-value in hip-hop history. Their humor is dry, their style is raunchy and their demeanor is unpredictable. You never know what the next line may be, as demonstrated in Earl Sweatshirt’s “Kill”:

Rippin' out braids with bare hands amazes
The crowd, go crazy, hands raised, I’m laced with
Swag by the eighth in case you wanna taste it
Faggots wear Prada, Satan wears Aryn K shit
Hell’s angel, crack Christ ‘cross the face
With erasers and use Based God as his replacement
Super Saiyan with ruthless slayin's
Eat puss, sweet puss got my tooth decayin’

Odd Future Number 2: “How to Be a Cyberthug”

OFWG’s engagement in cyber-feuds with the popular hip-hop blogs NahRight and 2DopeBoyz has gotten OFWG some attention. Supposedly, it all began when OFWG began making their rounds to hip-hop blogs, and 2Dopzboyz/NahRight refused to post any of their records.

From there, OFWG took this disheartening news to wax — and they are keeping the barrage in operation:

Happily, Rap Genius is on extremely good terms with Odd Future..

Odd Future Number 1: Know where your kids are

No one knows where the hell Earl is. That is, except for the members of OFWG. It’s been hypothesized that he’s either in jail, bootcamp, or on house arrest. Either way, the crew of OFWG has not forgotten about their boy and constantly post photos and art declaring their wounded loss.

Once Earl returns from outer-space or his sex change operation or wherever he went, it is only a matter of time before OFWG swags out the entire globe. The music is psychotic; the lyrics bionic; the future looks odd.

Certain lame media reps have already payed homage to the oddness that is OFWG but these fake indie fairies fill their OFWG analysis with numerous comparisons to ICP of all the fucking things. The fumbling inadequacy of established media caused us to fantasize about shoving an ungreased pitchfork into Sean Fennessy’s anus while choking him out with the cord from his Mac Book. Only then, we decided that Sean might like that.

Deconstructing OFWG the group in 2011 is like trying to deconstruct N.W.A in 1988 or the Beastie Boys in 1986. It can’t be done to anyone’s (including the group’s) satisfaction.

What can be deconstructed is OFWGKTA’s lyrics. Rap Genius has got you covered.

In no particular order here’s a sampling Rap Genius’s current OFWGKTA offerings: