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.

UPDATE: Contrary to the tweets of yesterday (May 27), Tyler, The Creator has now stated, via Twitter one day later (May 28), that the public interpretation may be wrong, concerning Odd Future:

It was just over four years ago that Odd Future (a/k/a OFWGKTA) took the world by storm with their mainstream breakthrough, an appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” With The Roots and Yasiin Bey on hand, the Los Angeles, California collective (represented by Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats) announced their coming with a raucous performance that combined Punk energy with early ’90s Hip-Hop unpredictability and brashness. In less than five years, OFWGKTA appears at odds. Members such as Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, and Domo Genesis are as active as ever. However, the 2010s collective exists in factions. Since the release of 2012’s The OF Tape, Vol. 2, a Top 5 debut on the group’s own Sony Red-distributed label, artists have been more alienated. In 2015, Earl Sweatshirt released I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside on his own Columbia Records-backed Tan Cressida imprint. The #12 debut did not include Tyler, Frank, or Domo Genesis—all of whom were involved on his 2013 debut, Doris. The same relationship is true of Tyler’s latest album, Cherry Bomb, void of his cohorts. On Twitter yesterday (May 27), Tyler casually bemoaned the end of Odd Future, in a public homage to all that the collective had accomplished:

As groups like Tha Dogg Pound, Black Star, and  Non-Phixion have separated for solo emphasis following albums, is the split of OFWGKTA (those “seven letters”) a product of the modern music industry, or ego?

If this is in fact “the end” (as we knew it), what is your favorite Odd Future moment?

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