Check out the new MellowHype video ’64’. I like MellowHype a lot and think they are an idiosyncratic yet essential piece of Odd Future. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain differ from the OF counterparts because Tyler, the Creator produced songs are actually a minority in their short discography. I think their beats are better then the beats on ‘Earl’ by Earl Sweatshirt, but not quite as good as the beats on ‘Bastard’ by Tyler. And Hodgy Beats definitely stands out as a talented rapper within the clique, not quite Earl Sweatshirt but definitely on the same level as or better then Tyler.
Their new songs pretty good, I especially like the second verse. It definitely doesn’t stand out like other songs, such as ‘Loco’, or ‘Bank Rolls’. It sounds a bit to much like a song trying to fir the Odd Future mold, which isn’t something MellowHype always do and I prefer it that way. Check the song out though, I hope it gets MellowHype some of the spotlight, they deserve it.
‘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.
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’
Seriously, this has got me more worked up then the Where is Earl post, why are there so many Odd Future mysteries. WHO IS C. RENEE. Really…who is this chick?
Based ft. C. Renee – MellowHype
UPDATE: “his mom sent him to boot camp after hearing his lyrics … some kid from la told me on xbox live i was telling ant about em and hes like you know odd future and i said ya then he asked if i was from la then i said no then hes like wow theyre gettting popular blah blah then i said what happened to earl and he told me cause he used to hang out with earl”
My brother sent me this on Facebook, could this be the answer…
Speaking of OFWGKTA, Earl Sweatshirt. People have been saying that this kid, who’s 17 right now, and released his debut at 16, has more talent then Nas at this age. Tyler, the Creator himself said that Earl’s debut was better then the holy grail, Nas’ debut, Illmatic.
While I don’t think Earl’s debut was that good, still, the kid is a beast. His rhymes are complex, filled to the brim with multiple rhymes within the same lines, and velvety smooth flows.
Tyler is the leader of OFWGTKA and dude is a master of all things marketing his brand, and making people pay attention. From the violent and surreal drug addled music, to the persona who puts forth, and the fact that him and his friends basically fuck around and mess with the journalists in nearly every interview I’ve seen or read, this guy knows how to make people focus on him, and his clique.
You have to respect their intelligence. OFWGTKA is bringing a fresh feel to nearly every aspect of music and music industry. Even if their music isn’t quite on the same level as Nas’ debut, they know exactly how to get where they wanna be, and they’re going there fast.
From Nas comparisons and Kanye call outs, to interviews from nearly everyone and insanely fresh music, OFWGKTA has got it all.
My biggest question is where is Earl? Tyler himself has told interviewers he is dead, but I don’t know how believable that actually is. Wikipedia says he’s at boarding school, more believable. Part of the appeal of Earl, is the mystery of Earl. Most of the world has no idea who he actually is besides a member of Odd Future and Tyler’s brother, they just know him as Earl, a really good young rapper. No one knows where he actually is besides his friends and family. WHERE IS EARL. That’s all I ask. Cause this kid is fucking nasty.
Orange Juice – Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt
CopKiller (ft. Earl Sweatshirt) – MellowHype