King (Explicit Version)
Label: Flog Gnaw Records
12 Odd Future Songs samples from the group's early mixtapes and their growth from an obscure L.A. crew into an industry sensation. Tyler, the Creator and Left Brain produce choppy synth beats for visceral emotions about suburban anomie. Tyler's "Bastard" is a bitter confessional told from a psychiatrist's couch, his "VCR" is a violent sex fantasy, and Domo Genesis' "Rolling Papers" celebrates weed while bragging about how "labels want to hire us." Alt-soul groups Jet Age of Tomorrow ("But She's Not My Lover") and The Internet ("They Say") lend variety to this grimy blog rap exercise.