Odd Future / OFWGKTA

Odd Future / OFWGKTA

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Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (often just shortened to Odd Future or abbreviated as OFWGKTA) is a hip hop collective lead by rapper Tyler, the Creator. The collective has received acclaim and criticism for it's edgy lyrics, and storytelling.


The collective was formed in 2007 with rappers around Southern Los Angeles. The group begun to gain popularity after leader Tyler the Creator's debut mixtape, Bastard . By 2011, the group received a large subculture, with Tyler signing with XL Records, and forming his own record company, and even creating his own show, titled Loiter Squad. With the release of Tyler's second album, the fanbase reached an all time high, however gaining criticism for it mostly comprising of teen white boys. After the return of rapper Earl Sweatshirt, who had originally had been sent to Samoan camp, the group had a huge peak of hype for his debut album. The following album, Doris had received universal acclaim from critics. However, the popularity of the band had begun to decrease, specifically after the return of Earl, as well as with other things happening with the group, including R&B singer Frank Ocean coming out.


The reception for Odd Future albums have generally been mixed. Although the group has received acclaim for some albums including "Wolf" and "Doris", the group has also received mixed or negative acclaim for such albums like "Cherry Bomb" and "Numbers".

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Online, multiple members of the group have received their own internet spread, mostly coming from de facto leaders Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator. Including multiple YouTube videos with over a million views (Earl's most popular track being his self titled track with almost 14 million views, and Tyler, The Creator's Yonkers, with over 79 million views), the group's members (and some of their friends, such as Taco and Jasper, who are known more for being Tyler's friends then as musical artists), have gained popularity for their craziness on camera, including on their show Loiter Squad. The most popular video posted on Adult Swim for the Loiter Squad series is a parody on the prison drama Beyond Scared Straight, featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, The Creator, and several of Odd Future's other friends.


The group's fanbase has received notoriety for comprising of mostly white suburban male teens, even being noted by rappers in the group, including in a few tracks by Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt.

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