Odd Future Wants Kanye West’s Status, Sees Grammy Future
Odd Future may have popped up on hip-hop’s radar seemingly out of nowhere, but the L.A.-based hip-hop collective has been making a name for themselves for quite some time. A recent visit to ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ where they performed ‘Sandwitches,’ put them on mainstream’s map as well as garnered them a bunch of new fans, one being Kanye West.
Kanye, known for his Twitter rants, took to the social networking site on Wednesday (Feb. 23) to tweet about Odd Future member Tyler the Creator‘s video for his track ‘Yonkers,’ dubbing it “the video of 2011.”
Tyler, never one to bite his tongue, especially when it comes to Twitter, has made it known that he’s not fond of critics calling his music, as well as that of Odd Future’s, “horror core.” In fact, labeling their shows as “rap” doesn’t necessarily sit well with them.
“We’re so opposite,” Tyler explained. “If you go to any other rapper’s show, they just stand there and rap.”
O.F.W.G.K.T.A rhymer Domo Genesis supported the sentiment. “I don’t think our shows are rap shows. Even though it’s rap music, they’re not rap shows at all.”
The group, whose full name is Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, is looking towards a future that sees stardom similar to that of the ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ rapper. “I want Grammys,” Tyler the Creator told MTV. “I want to perform at the Super Bowl. I want to be a … icon. Kanye West went like this. I want to be on his level. I want 100 years from now to look at the history books and they see … us on some icon type s—.”
A look at their Jimmy Fallon experience gives an indication of what they mean. Rather than prompt guests to throw their hands up in the air in true hip-hop fashion, Tyler, supported by Hodgy Beats, commanded the stage by running amuck.
“Rap is really just too conventional,” Tyler continued. “Everybody does the same thing. No one ever pushes the box. And then when you get people pushing the line too far, people are like, ‘What the f— is this?’ And then it’s like … ‘This is tight, it’s new.’ We’re doing something that no one has ever done before.”