Eminem Praises Odd Future, Says ‘the Dudes Can Rhyme’
Over the past few months, Odd Future, also known as Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All, has gone from an underground hip-hop collective to one of the most buzzed about acts in the game. As a result, their peers are starting to take notice.
The group’s latest co-sign comes from Eminem, who praised the group for their originality. “I think that from the stuff that I’ve heard — I haven’t heard a lot from them, I still have to go check out everything that they’re doing — but I’ve heard enough to know that it feels like they’re pushing boundaries and buttons, and that’s definitely one of the things that I’m familiar with, especially when I first came out,” he told MTV on the set of his ‘Fast Lane’ video shoot with Royce Da 5’9.
Like OFWGKTA, Em has been known to push the envelope a time or two, angering the likes of gay and lesbian organizations, who in the past have deemed him as homophobic. He’s even made some celebrities’ blood boil after making fun of them in his music and videos. “I love it. I love the fact that they’re doing that. And the dudes can rhyme,” Marshall Mathers said.
The group also got a stamp of approval from Kanye West, who tweeted the controversial music video from Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator. Tyler’s latest album, ‘Goblin,’ debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album charts selling 45,000 copies in its first week. Equally gaining steam is OFWGKTA’s resident crooner Frank Ocean, who has been in the studio with Nas working on new music.
Despite interest from Sean “Diddy” Combs and SRC founder Steve Rifkind, the group pulled another unconventional move by “signing themselves” to a record deal, partnering with Sony’s Red Distribution to release their music.
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