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Eminem Says His Homophobic Tyler, The Creator Diss Went Too Far (Video)

So far, the first two parts of Sway Calloway's Kamikaze interview with Eminem has provided insight into his now high-profile beefs with MGK and Joe Budden. The rare public conversation also unpacks his more recent musical output, which the Detroit native admits hasn't been as on point as work from... Read more

Tyler, The Creator’s Album Is Still Taking Off. His New Video Is On An Aircraft Carrier

Tyler, The Creator has been releasing some very good quality content as of late and he's continuing with his latest video from 2017's Flower Boy. The Odd Future MC/producer dropped the visual for "See You Again" from his Grammy-nominated fourth solo studio album and it features him dancing and rapping... Read more

The Internet Rolls Out Some New Funk That Skates Back In Time (Video)

The Internet has proven to be capable of channeling many styles, moods, and eras. Soul, House, Jazz, and of course Funk have been along for the ride in the musical journey of Syd, Steve Lacy, and Matt Martians and the rest of the band. The Odd Future family show the... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Calls Himself A Flower Boy But His Rhymes Are As Hard As Steel (Video)

Tyler, The Creator released his Flower Boy album last year to great acclaim. The LP got him a Grammy nod and had the music world took note that, when it comes to Hip-Hop, the Odd Future co-founder is one of the most creative. Now, Tyler's returning with some more eye-opening... Read more

Phonte Spits An MVP Verse For Domo Genesis’ “Shaq Carried Kobe” (Audio)

Sports analogies in Hip-Hop are nothing new. Such references can be the lifeblood of a musical genre that often likens itself to a "game” and thrives on competition. Phife Dawg, Chuck D, Kool Keith, and Ice Cube are just some of the masters of sports metaphor and simile. Domo Genesis'... Read more

Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt’s Father, Has Died

UPDATE: Earl Sweatshirt mourned his father publicly with a photo and poem in a tweet. He also thanked fans for their support: thank yall for your thoughts and love pic.twitter.com/qhualj0fjL— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) January 4, 2018 ORIGINAL JANUARY 3 STORY: Keorapetse Kgositsile, father of MC, producer, and DJ Earl Sweatshirt,... Read more

Tyler, The Creator’s Best Rap Album Contender Sounds Even Better Live (Video)

Two weeks ago, Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy album was nominated in the Grammy category for "Best Rap Album." The nod marks a first for the 26-year-old MC/producer. In 2013, Tyler was part of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange cast that received an "Album Of The Year" nomination. Looking into next... Read more

Royce 5’9 Rates The Bars Of Today’s Rappers & It Gets Ugly (Video)

Royce 5'9 has secured a place at the top of Hip-Hop's present day songwriters. The Detroit, Michigan MC has proven exceptional at writing from personal places and, at times, simply showing off wordplay, clever punchlines, and cunning jabs at lesser lyricists. Royce 5’9 Sets The Bar 4 2017 With The... Read more

Nanna.B & Odd Future’s Hodgy Make A Golden Video About Protecting One’s Treasures

Los Angeles, California (by way of Denmark) songstress Nanna.B is not an MC, but she is attracting Hip-Hop artists to her soulful ceremony. She is gearing up to release the EP, Golden this Friday (July 21). On the title track, Nanna is produced by none other than Aftermath's Anderson .Paak,... Read more

The Internet’s Syd Shows It All In Solo Single “Body” (Audio)

Syd The Kid is no kid. One of the standouts of Odd Future (aka OFWGKTA) and one half of The Internet continues to make some of the most sophisticated R&B/Pop music in the space. Gearing up towards her solo debut Fin, the Los Angeles, California native releases latest single, "Body."... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown Get Real On A Black Milk Beat (Audio)

More than three years ago, A$AP Rocky called the "1Train" to the platform. The moment unified many of the most exciting new artists of the 2010s, on one track, out to do lyrical damage. Taking some of that same crop of talent, Danny Brown—who appeared on the cut, does it... Read more

Andre 3000 Calls Out MCs Who Use Ghostwriters On A New Verse (Audio)

Perhaps more than any MC in Hip-Hop history, Outkast's André 3000 knows how to make his feature guest verses count. Whether alongside UGK, T.I., DJ Drama, Goodie Mob, or DJ Unk, 3 Stacks has used just 16 or so bars to satisfy fans who have waited a decade-plus for anything... Read more

The Internet’s Syd Continues To Showcase Her Amazing Talent On Her Latest Solo Release (Audio)

While Tyler, The Creator was the first from Odd Future to have breakout success, the talent in the collective has proven to be deep and diverse. From Earl Sweatshirt to Frank Ocean, there is no pinning down the loose group of artists that stormed onto the scene in 2001. As... Read more

The Internet Drop 3 videos in 1 & Invite Tyler, the Creator to the Party (Video)

Grammy-nominated contemporary Soul outfit the Internet offer up a melange of sounds and sights in an ambitiously packaged music video. Comprised of three separate vignettes, today's release celebrates three stand-out tracks from last year's Ego Death. "Special Affair," "Curse," and "Palace" are all treated independently but are pieced together in... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Reminds Listeners Of Odd Future’s Sonic Diversity (Video)

Many Hip-Hop crews have grown to include a spectrum of genres in one place. N.W.A. had Michel'le, TDE has SZA, and Tha Dogg Pound had Nate Dogg. However, upon their early 2011 mainstream introduction (five years ago this month via Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), Odd Future had so many... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Sails Around His Mind Over A Flipped Madlib & Flying Lotus Beat (Audio)

Earl Sweatshirt has been fairly quiet since releasing his sophomore major label album in 2015. The Tan Cressida/Columbia Records artist appears back in action now. Reportedly on a secret Soundcloud account he created, the Los Angeles, California MC/producer gets busy on a beat made by Madlib and Flying Lotus. As... Read more

The Internet’s Funk Blends 1985 With 2015 In The Best Possible Way (Audio)

The Internet is one of the best bands in music right now, even if Heads are still dialing up. Syd, Matt, and company offer a deluxe bonus track from this year's captivating Ego Death. "Famous" is another song practiced in the art of seduction. With the full band coming together... Read more

Erykah Badu Has a New Mixtape Coming Next Week. What Will Its Future Hold?

Erykah Badu gave legs to Drake's "Hotline Bling," courtesy of her own, extended rendition. This was even before Drizzy's meme mushroom-clouding video released. As her Soundcloud page alluded, many speculated that the interpretative cover would belong to a forthcoming mixtape. In a new interview with Noisey, Ms. Badu confirms that... Read more

In His Latest, Tyler, the Creator Still Has Zero Effs Left to Give (Audio)

Since exploding onto the music scene with 2008's The Odd Future Tape, Tyler, the Creator has left a wake of controversy in his path. The Los Angeles MC and producer has never shied away from the provocative, and his early mainstream career earned the disdain of plenty of critics who... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Makes a Video That’s Controversial Even for Him (Visual)

It's been several months since Tyler, The Creator dropped a new music video, and today (Oct. 1) he's back with a double feature. The video covers the songs "Buffalo" and "Find Your Wings," both off of his 2015 album Cherry Bomb. The first part of the video, "Buffalo," is a... Read more

The Internet’s Live Show Sets Them Apart From All…Even From A Tiny Desk (Video)

As much as a crew mentality can help a family tree of talent get on (see: Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A., or Diggin' In The Crates), sometimes an entity supersedes an affiliation. In the case of The Internet, Syd tha Kyd, Matt Martians and company played a background in OFWGKTA's 2011 breakthrough.... Read more

Odd Future’s The Internet Bring a New Form of Soul for a Special Affair (Audio)

The Odd Future collective is as diverse as any in music. On one side of the spectrum, there are MCs like Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt who've brought a new brand of rebellion and nihilism to Hip-Hop. On the other side, there are the soothing and soulful sounds of... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Says Odd Future Is No More

UPDATE 2: The plot thickens. Despite Tyler's clarification yesterday, Earl Sweatshirt has seemingly affirmed Tyler's initial statements suggesting that Odd Future is no more. no sympathy for male virgins who're in their feelings about tyler pointing out and solidifying the obvious.— EARL (@earlxsweat) May 29, 2015 UPDATE: Contrary to the... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of March 2015 All in One Playlist (Audio)

Along with the start of Spring, the month of March brought much to celebrate in Hip-Hop. Action Bronson released Mr. Wonderful, his major label debut album. DJ EFN hit Heads off with a slew of amazing collaborations on his Another Time LP. Earl Sweatshirt fired the latest salvo from Odd... Read more

Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt Are The Talk Of Rap. Alchemist Got ‘Em Together (Audio)

This week saw the release of Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful and Earl Sweatshirt's I Don't Like Shit: I Don't Go Outside. Joined by last week's To Pimp A Butterfly album by Kendrick Lamar, and March will be a hard month to top for 2015 Hip-Hop. Rather notably, all of these... Read more

Gangrene Sound Bigger Than Life Without Losing Their Grimy Edge (Audio)

Gangrene played it especially cool in 2014. Alchemist got busy with Evidence as Step Brothers, while Oh No freaked his own brand of Funk alongside Prince Po for Animal Serum. A new year brings new moves for the California duo known for hallucinatory Hip-Hop, raw to the core. Alc' and... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Delivers 2 Soulful Cuts for 1 with Quest/Power (Audio)

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt cannot be put in a box. He's capable of delivering shock rap over sparse beats, laid back flows over old soul, and everything in between. On his latest, "Quest/Power," he delivers two tracks in one, indulging his soulful side. Check it out. Related: Freddie Gibbs &... Read more

Frank Ocean Sings a Beautiful Version of At Your Best on Aaliyah’s Birthday (Audio)

Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. The talented and beautiful singer and actor would have been 36 years old yesterday (1/16). To celebrate her lasting legacy, Frank Ocean has released an amazing cover of "At Your Best." The song, which was originally written and performed by the Isley Brothers in 1976 as... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Goes in Over a 90’s Style Old School Soul Sample for 45 (Audio)

Earl Sweatshirt goes in for some free flow bars over a sampled loop that feels like it would be right at home with vintage Havoc or RZA beats from the 90's. This may not be what you'd expect from the Odd Future affiliate but it's 1:16 well spent. Check out... Read more

Odd Future’s The Internet are Bringing Back Neosoul One Amazing Groove at a Time (Video)

Though artists like Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt are among the higher profile members of the Odd Future collective, soul band, The Internet, are quickly making a name for themselves. They're live instrumentation harkens back to the musical lushness of the Neosoul era. Check out their new... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Does His Own Rendition Of A 124 Year-Old Song (Video)

Many enduring Hip-Hop artists have interwoven visual artwork and painting into their total package. A Tribe Called Quest had the celebrated figuresque female silhouette, who appeared on stage this year with Q-Tip and Phife as the "real-life" Bonita Applebum. Snoop Doggy Dogg had the family artwork of Joe Cool, while... Read more

Prodigy Kicks A Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Over An Odd Future Gem (Video)

Mobb Deep's Prodigy has made millions off of his verses, for over 20 years. The Queens MC/author stopped by Funkmaster Flex's HOT 97 show 19 years after both Mobb members appeared on the gold-certified 60 Minutes Of Funk, Vol. 1. The self-proclaimed H.N.I.C. appears to come off the dome, with... Read more

Alchemist & Budgie Invite Blu, Action Bronson & Domo Genesis In For Some G Code Talk (Audio)

The jewels from Budgie's Alchemist-produced The Good Book continue to stack up. Over a groovy piano loop, Budgie meshes in with guests including Blu and Odd Future's Domo Genesis, in addition to recurring cast member Action Bronson. "The G Code," applies to the streets and the skies, if you listen... Read more

Frank Ocean & Diplo Link With Some Royalty From The Clash / Gorillaz For Hero (Audio)

Converse has successfully managed to intersect branding and art, and let art win. The shoe-maker from way-back continues to align interesting collaborations in the studio, following last year's jaw-dropper from Andre 3000, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, and the Gorillaz. Two of the Gorillaz' "musical directors" (as after all, the band... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Team With Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis On New Song, Get Album Release Date (Audio)

After years in the waiting, EPs whetting the appetites of distinct fanbases, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib have a release date for Pinata. No longer called Cocaine Pinata, the collaborative full-length arrives March 18th from The Loop Digger's own imprint, Madlib Invazion. A press release confirmed that guests include Scarface, Mac... Read more

Casey Veggies & Dom Kennedy Remix Faces

Two of 2013's brightest stars from Southern California link up together for the "Faces Remix." Produced by Rob Halladay, this joint showcases the overlap two MCs have, despite differing messages in their solo catalogs. Who do you think, if either, will ink a major label deal first? Related: Casey Veggies... Read more

Boldy James & Alchemist – Reform School ft Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis & Da$h

Boldy James is the latest artist to get Alchemist's undivided, brief attention for a full-on LP. My Chemistry Set drops next week on Decon, and features the Michigan MC who's been under the wing of the renaissance beat-maker from the West for over a year now. The pair invites OFWGKTA... Read more

The Internet – Dontcha (Video)

Within the OFWGKA collective, one of the most interesting, most enduring acts is The Internet. Syd The Kid and Matt Martian are seemingly low-key compared to some of their cohorts, and they're low-profile since the early 2011 mainstream emergence. Rather, this duo speaks with music that sounds considerate, heartfelt and... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt – Sasquatch ft Tyler, The Creator

With the release of Doris just 5 days away, a leaked track featuring Earl Sweatshirt and the leader of Odd Future hit the masses. Earl teams up with band-mate Tyler, The Creator on “Sasquatch," which features laid-back production and some entertaining lyrics. Always the lightning rod for controversy, Tyler spits... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt: The Truth Interview With Elliott Wilson (Video)

With his debut studio album Doris on the way, Earl Sweatshirt has plenty to smile about these days. It’s been a full three years since the Odd Future MC dropped his self-titled solo project, which explains why his fans are anxiously awaiting his new Columbia Records-backed LP which drops next week... Read more