Here’s a teaser of what to expect, courtesy of Tyler, the Creator, as the Odd Future crew prepares to team up with Vans Syndicate. ”Golf” and “Wang” is appropriately embroidered across the heel and a special red Vans rubber logo is used to mark the collaboration. It will also feature gum soles and will be available in red, tan and black. In the meantime, check out their online shop.
Hopefully they can make some new iPhone 5 cases, but this will do for now. Building off the success of the recent OFWGKTA Carnival held in collaboration with Incase, Odd Future have teamed up for a release of iPhone 4s snap cases. The cases enriched with the crew’s trademark visuals including the all-over-print cat motif, a tie-dye case as well as a ‘CAMP FLOG GNAW’ cream-colored case. The cases are available now in the Incase online store.
Before the sold-out OFWGKTA show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, we went down to the LES in Manhattan to check out the new Odd Future pop-up shop, where they sling self-described “ugly, tacky shit.” – Noisey
Odd Future Records
Released 3/20/2012 Rating 2.5/5
It is extremely difficult to escape the collective known as Odd Future. Whether its’ Tyler the Creator’s antics at MTV award shows, one of the many headlines detailing incidents at their shows, or the silky voice of Frank Ocean opening up Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne LP , these guys seem to be everywhere these days. Their music has been polarizing to say the least, but there is talent among them. They aim to prove that once again with the release of The OF Tape, Vol. 2.
From the outrageous intro “Hi,” you know that their IDGAF tone is firmly cemented as the LP commences. “Bitches” is a sparse track, with Domo Genius and Hodgy Beats trade bars, as they do as well on “Lean.” Wolf Gang Leader Tyler, The Creator chimes in alongside Hodgy on “NY (Ned Flander)” The Internet offers “Ya Know,” which sounds a little too much like something N.E.R.D. would do. “Analog 2″ features the in-demand Frank Ocean, who invites a lady friend to have a “good time.” Oh, and Tyler’s also there doing what he does best. Mellowhype is a train wreck on “50,” If you’ve seen the video for “Rello,” then you may have already made up your mind about the track, but it’s not that bad. Things fare better when the guys rely less of shock value and more on their talent. That said, “White,” the solo offering from Frank Ocean, would be a standout. “Sam (Is Dead)” shows Tyler displaying the same lyrical ability that made those less familiar with him pay attention on Game’s “Martians and Goblins.” last year.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. OK, maybe I’m alone in this but a few hours ago Domo Genesis dropped his Under the Influence tape. I ain’t peep it yet ’cause I was at work, but I’m about to redeem myself in, like, um…now. You should too.