Entries in OFWGKTA (2)

Tuesday
Aug162011

Game [ft. Lil Wayne & Tyler, the Creator] - "Martians vs. Goblins"

Tyler, the Creatorillustration by Edson Muzada
The idea of Tyler working with Game seemed to me like Nirvana working with Winger. I had low expectations for this collab, but all parties came through and pulled their weight. Game showcases his versatility by successfully emulating Tyler's psychotic weirdness. Weezy offers a familiar (but not sampled) hook without contributing a verse. Tyler does the Tyler thing. No I.D. and 1500 or Nothin' come through on the beat. All in all it's good to hear that Tyler crossing over hasn't changed his sound too much.

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Game's The R.E.D. Album is stacking up to be a promising effort.
Thursday
May192011

Tyler, the Creator [ft. 607] - "Yonkers (Remix)"

607photo by On tha Grind
I've been having conversations lately about how OFWGKTA could be the rap Nirvana. And that totally sounds like some corny Rolling Stone op-ed piece, but in other words, Odd Future could inspire a legion of imitators and completely reconfigure the hip-hop mainstream. If this happens, you can bet that 95% of mainstream rappers who have become popular since '96 or so would be out of a job. You can't just go 10 year rhyming earnestly about cars and money and then comfortably change lanes into OFWGKTA territories. It'd be a train wreck. This is evidenced by recent impossibly boring "Yonkers" freestyles by N.O.R.E., Styles P and Ace Hood.

607, on the other hand, has no trouble whatsoever jumping on "Yonkers" and completely murdering 16. This is the first flip/remix 607 has graced AiMT with in something like 15 months. This one's long overdue, and it's "Yonkers," so yeah, NSFW:

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Lord Six is working on a new earFear album with Bobby, so hopefully we'll get another goody or two out of him before he's done recording. In the meantime, you can stream the entire "old" (December, 2010) earFear album on the right sidebar, or go watch the epic video for "Facebook Fraud" right now if you missed it.

Also catch 607 opening for Big K.R.I.T. in Little Rock on June 3.