In the early hours of July 4th, Odd Future member Frank Ocean came out on his personal blog with the story about falling in love with a man four summers ago. His bravery was met with positive reactions from the hip-hop community, including Russell Simmons, who lauded the young singer-songwriter for his honesty. He also received a nice response from Odd Future frontman (I suppose?) Tyler, the Creator, who posted on Twitter, “My Big Brother Finally Fucking Did That. Proud Of That Nigga Cause I Know That Shit Is Difficult Or Whatever. Anyway. I’m A Toilet.” A very emphatic statement!
What to Think of Odd Future’s Homophobia After Frank Ocean’s Coming Out
I’m not sure that I agree with this article but its the first I’ve scene linking the supposed homophobia of Odd Future to Frank Ocean’s letter.
From Public Radio International’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn”
Blogger Noz from Cocaine Blunts recommends some tracks you might have missed — ‘I Am A Vampire’ from Cousin Fik and ‘Blu Diamonds’ from Pyramid Vritra.
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The highlight off of Pusha T’s PLAY CLOTHS OFFICIAL HOLIDAY MIXTAPE
(Not gonna lie- this is the first time I’ve listened to more than a minute of any version of this song…)
CLICK THE PICTURE FOR FUN TIMES AND RAP MUSIC!
This mix exists because of the power of the internets. I was listening to a few songs that used the New Style sample and thought man this beat should never end because all the songs that use this are fun. Well guess what; I FUCKING TWEETED THAT!! AMAZING I KNOW RIGHT. So then Hunnicutt (A CANADIAN DJ FROM WINNIPEG) saw this amazing power of twitter on his very own international internet enabled device! AMAZING! Then he TWEETED that he too wanted to make a mix of songs like this! So then we facebook messaged each other because who needs email when facebook is all the power of the internet in a like. I sent him some songs and two seasons later (because real life is nowhere near as fast as internet life) we had a mix. It’s called “oooOOOoooOOOooo…” and you should listen to it because it has lots of O’s and the internets is magic.
Beer & Rap presents: “oooOOOoooOOOooo…” (The Mixtape) by DJ Hunnicutt
Beer & Rap presents: “oooOOOoooOOOooo…” (The Mixtape)
- Beastie Boys - The New Style
- Big Tuck - Not A Stain On Me (feat. Fat Bastard)
- Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All - Swag Me Out
- Prophet Posse - Orange Mound (feat. M-Child)
- Prophet Posse - Orange Mound (The Return: Part 2) (feat. Kelo & K-Rock)
- Redman - The New Style
- The Cool Kids - Oscar The Grouch
- Talib Kweli - I’m On One (feat. Cyhi Da Prynce)
- Pill - Trap Goin’ Ham
- Three 6 Mafia - I’m So High
- Almighty RSO - Call Us The All
Mixed by DJ Hunnicutt (www.soundcloud.com/djhunnicutt)
Produced by www.beerandrap.com
Hot damn, I wanted to do a ‘tape just like this last week, I even had “Trap Goin Ham” a remix of that Big Tuck joint and some other similar shit in an iTunes playlist. This is better than anything I would have done though. Its a nice mix.
M.E.D. Ft. Hodgy Beats - Outta Control (Produced by Madlib)
Classic, a new album by M.E.D. will be released on Stones Throw on November 1st.
The album (aside from featuring this song) has production from Madlib, Oh No, The Alchemist and more. It also features rappers like Kurupt, Talib Kweli and more. The pre-order is available now.
A few weeks ago, a tweet by Jay Cue of NRK sent my world into a temporary tailspin. I was introduced unsuspectingly to the world of Action Bastard, a young Baltimorean emcee/producer with a pension for dense, clever, often cleverly offensive rhymes and Neptunes inspired weirdo synth…
Hi. I’m On A Big Tour In Europe Right Now, Pretty New To This. I’m Used To Spending Summers Not Doing Anything Productive With My Friends. I’m Really Fucking Home Sick, Not Only That, I Have A Cast On, So, To Feel Better, I Put Together An Hour Mix Of Songs That I Like To Listen To, That Reminds Me Of Summer Back Home. Fuck A Tracklist, Figure It Out. GOLFWANG. ( click photo to download)
Does no one see this?
odd future x Illuminati rumor starts here.
Certain people will believe anything.
” Look At Me Now Just Came On. Made My Mood So Much Better. I Love This Song.”- Tyler, The Creator, via twitter
"I’m keeping a couple of those joints from the first mixtape but added other joints and other features. We got some surprises. Ye is there. Odd Future’s there. That’s a couple gems. The beat just sounds so demonic. But I actually have to give it an [official] title. I tweeted the news the other day, when I finished it. I think we got one. It’s the three of us – Tyler, Hodgy Beats and me…Tyler’s such a fan, came to our video and said, ‘Yo, I have three beats that I made for you … and just know they’re for you. Please … hear it.’ He sends them over … I was like this is aight, this is aight, but the third one. He said, ‘I put a verse on it and Hodgy put a verse on it.’ [You’re] gonna be so amazed at the marriage, some things don’t always mesh man. But these guys are super-super talented. I can’t wait for the world to see each of our talents collide."Pusha T
Mellowhype f/ Bass Drum Of Death - “64” (Some TV Show, 2011)
Mellowhype on some network I’ve never heard of performing alongside some band I’ve never heard of. The song is titled “64” but we people of internet the had been calling it “Surveillance.” When they performed this song - to a beat played off a laptop - in Philly it tore down the whole room and probably the entire planet. I sincerely cannot remember the last time I’ve been so impressed by a live premiere of a rap song. But here, backed by drum and guitar duo Bass Drum Of Dearth, it feels a lot less monumental. Hodgy’s comes off but the instrumental does no justice to his raps or the original studio production. Mere humans cannot recreate Left Brain’s laptop beats. This has long been my complaint about most live band rap - A bass guitar doesn’t bang like a synth bassline, a real life kick drum will never be an 808 kick. This impossibility of translation is especially noticeable when bands interpretate sparser rap productions like this one (or when The Roots tackled “Sandwitches” on Fallon) The function of empty space differs when its wrapped around different timbres. If a live band is going to cover a synth rap beat they can’t just replay it note for note, they need to adjust the arrangement accordingly. Here is an amateurish punk reimagining of Tyler’s “Tina” that manages to do a significantly better job of translating Odd Future’s energy, even though it basically sucks by all other empirical standards.
Noodle limp (nhjic) drums or not, it’s nice to finally have a full length, audible clip of “64,” as it’s already an early favorite for the year. I can stop rewinding the last 30 seconds of that one Youtube clip where Left Brain steals an Arizona.