‘Goblin’ comes out in the US tomorrow, and it’s already out in Europe. Tyler, the Creator and MellowHype both have albums on the way, probably in 2012, despite very recent releases. Earl Sweatshirt is bound to be released from Samoan boarding school within the next couple of years, he’s gotta be 18 very soon right? How long has it been since he released ‘Earl’? Two years? Obviously Odd Future’s mainstream takeover is still in its early stages.
With the ‘Goblin’ release looming, and due to suggestions for an Earl vs. Tyler kinds of poll, I decided to make a poll asking, who is your favorite OF member. And hopefully the next poll won’t be Odd Future-centric. Two in a row is cool, time to move on after this, but for now, drop a vote.
I decided it’s time to close the Domo Genesis vs. Wiz Khalifa: Rolling Papers poll. The results? Who do tunegrape readers think is better? An overwhelming 94% of them chose Domo over Wiz.
Seems OF is unstoppable. Hopefully Wiz will return to form on his next release, give his corporate management the finger, and go back to rapping stoner wit tinged, laid back flows over unique and textured beats, instead of the recent monotonous verses and cookie cutter chord progression, every beat on the radio songs of the past few months. For now, Domo Genesis is straight dirty, and the cooler stoner rapper at the moment.
It seems the most lyrically gifted, mysterious secret weapon of the Odd Future crew, Earl Sweatshirt, has been found. Thanks to a suggestion from a reader, and some quick Google research, I found an article which details how Complex magazine had tracked down and found Earl in Somoa.
Earl, who’s real name is Thebe Kgositsile, was found by Complex after a hint about his location was dropped in a recently released track by Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats in which they state they are headed to free Earl form the Samoans. Shortly afterward Complex began digging up details, and eventually found a picture of students at the Coral Reef Academy, an academy for at risk boys, with Earl smiling right in the middle of the group of boys. It is pretty much an understood fact among all ‘Earl is in military school/boarding school/something like that theorists’ that Earl had been sent away by his mother because of his graphic and violent lyrics.
At first Tyler, the Creator denied it was Earl, and seemed angry people were trying so hard to find Earl. After several other OF members confirmed Earl had been discovered however, Tyler gave in. He has stated that Earl Sweatshirt will return to music after he gets out of Coral Reef Academy, and that upon his return OFWGKTA will “rule the world”.
Earl is undoubtedly the most lyrically gifted member of OF. He delivers highly complex rhyming schemes with a smooth and unbelievable flow. His lyrics are ultraviolent, misogynistic, but intelligent, and humorous. His debut, ‘Earl’, which was released when the rapper was only 16, has drawn comparisons to Nas’ legendary debut, ‘Illmatic’.
Wakeupfaggot/Luper – Earl Sweatshirt
epaR – Earl Sweatshirt
‘Tang Golf’, the Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis track which dropped the hint that Earl was in Samoa.
Brain (ft. Domo Genesis) – MellowHype
After my initial OFWGKTA discovery and obsession, I’ve come to the conclusion, I’m a bigger fan of MellowHype’s output then Tyler, the Creator. Not that I don’t like Ace, all of OF has a revolutionary and awesome sound. MellowHype’s catalog just happens to be my favorite of the group.
Click the image below to download MellowHype’s most recent release, ‘Blackendwhite’
Wow, tunegrape has had more then 4x as many views in March then in February, and there’s only been one single week where we had a decrease in views. Thats some straight up intense growth in readership so keep it up people, I’ve only got you guys to thank for the fact that this blog still exists, due to the crazy increases in views.
Anyway, tomorrow Wiz Khalifa drops his major label debut, Rolling Papers. I’ve made it known how I feel about Rolling Papers, since it was leaked a while ago and I’ve listened to the album a couple times. It’s just boring, plain and simple. It’s repetitive and sounds like nothing else but, a major label debut — and when I say that, I mean, most music from major labels are heavily characterized by a repetition in chord structures, lyrical themes, and basic structural characteristics, across the board.
When Wiz announced the name of his album, it caused underground controversy, due to the fact that Domo Genesis, a member of up and coming rap collective Odd Future, had previously released an acclaimed debut album of the same name. Tyler, the Creator and Domo both dealth blows to Wiz via Twitter, but before Wiz responded, took the high road and put an end to the budding feud. Wiz never acknowledged Domo’s complaints.
So the question is, which is better?
Rolling Papers by Domo Genesis,
or Rolling Papers by Wiz Khalifa?
I’ll put a poll up on tunegrape, so vote!
We want to hear your opinions, I really do think it’ll be interesting to see
who the majority prefers, Wiz or Domo?
Why is it that WMG won’t let people even embed videos on certain sites, its not like this isn’t advertising Wiz or anything, any publicity is good publicity. Fuck the nazi music industry man. Heres a different video hope it works:
Roll Up – Wiz Khalifa
Rolling Papers (ft. Wolf Haley (Tyler, the Creator)) – Domo Genesis