Odd Future Say ‘People Just Choose To Be Offended’ – Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV
Odd Future has a point when they say that people decide to be offended. In my experience, if you are offended you are most likely not informed or close yourself off to anything that doesn’t look at the world the same way you do. Of course there is obvious things that are done specifically to offend, but those are usually made by people who are ignorant, scared, or aren’t smart enough to generate an original thought. Get some Odd Future, make em hate.
L.A. collective Odd Future are continuing to bolster their rep as hip-hop’s latest phenomenon, landing on the cover of Billboard magazine.
Billed as its South by Southwest 2011 preview issue, the magazine’s cover line reads, “Shock rappers, skate kids, rule breakers, content creators, DIY evangelists, disrupters, Odd Future just may be the future of the music business.” The feature story, written by Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky, details Odd Future’s seemingly meteoric rise and evaluates their chances of continued success.
Much has been said about Odd Future’s music being offensive, thanks to liberal doses of violence, sexism and bugged-out videos. “People just choose to be offended by stuff,” Syd the Kid, the group’s sole female member, told Billboard. “If they are, then that sucks and I’m sorry, but they don’t have to keep listening. Words are words. They don’t act out what they say, they just say it.”
The motley crew of brash and unfiltered MCs also known as OFWGKTA (short for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) includes rap duo MellowHype (Hodgy Beats, Left Brain), Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and others, with Tyler the Creator as its most-prominent act and de facto leader.
MellowHype recently signed a deal with Fat Possum Records to formally release their BlackenedWhite album this summer, and Tyler the Creator signed a one-album deal with XL Recordings to release Goblin in April.
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