Nobody can really tell you if this is some kind of brilliant performance art or just plain wholesome American Satan worship. Tyler the Creator is the 19 year old co-founder of "hip-hop collective" OFWGKTA, which stands for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, or for short, Odd Future, based in Los Angeles. Tyler's sound is surprisingly and refreshingly unique despite the intense gravel in his voice, and his performance is a revolutionary visceral experience not witnessed in hip-hop since the early 90s. It seems as though Tyler and Odd Future have pumped the murder, violence, and degradation back into the medium - which made it so appealing in the beginning - if not for the sake of being shocking, but for the sake of the art form as catharsis. Odd Future will perform at this April's Cochella Music Festival and release a full length album, Goblin, in same month.
Text by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre