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Required Listening: Tyler, the Creator, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, and Hodgy Beats – “Look”

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, but if there is a better way to start the day than with new music then I certainly haven’t found it.

Though the individual members seem to be permanent fixtures of pop culture, Odd Future as a crew has been largely quiet in 2013. Their last collaborative release hit in early 2012, which we think is too damn long, and based on the track that arrived online early this morning it seems safe to say they agree.

Debuting out of the blue well after the sun set, “Look” is a …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Hodgy Beats ft. Left Brain – “Karateman”

Odd Future‘s own Hodgy Beats has just released the music video for “Karateman,” the single featuring his MellowHype partner Left Brain. The video takes place at a late night party. That means beautiful women, alcohol, and the real part of any good party: the rest of the Odd Future gang. Thanks to some panning shots and creative lighting, it’s more entertaining than it sounds. Watch it after the jump.

“Karateman” is off his latest solo project, Untitled 2. We’ve already seen a music video for “Alone,” and it seems the video for “Karateman” is just as …

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Hodgy Beats Debuts “Alone”

Odd Future member Hodgy Beats has released the official video for his latest single, “Alone.”

The first solo track from the OFWGKTA member to surface in some time, “Alone” may be Hodgy’s most personal recording to date. He goes in against a simple beat on everything from his career to his son, and those who listen closely will learn which of the two is the focus of this young man.

The visuals offer multiple performance shots, some working better than others, but overall it’s a very entertaining clip. You can view the video at the end of this post.

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EP STREAM: Hodgy Beats – ‘Untitled 2′

MellowHype co-captain Hodgy Beats has unleashed his seven-track EP, Untitled 2, for your listening pleasure.

We heard a sneak peek of Untitled 2‘s material when “Years” hit the internet earlier this week and could not wait for the rest to drop. Needless to say, this OFWGKTA member has branched out and created his own identity with this release.

You can stream Hodgy Beats’ Untitled 2 EP below. After you listen, comment and let us know your thoughts. We know not what this OFWGKTA member plans to do next, but rest assured whatever develops we’ll be there to update …

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Hodgy Beats Premieres “Years”

Odd Future continue their takeover of hip hop this morning with release of another new track from Hodgy Beats, entitled “Years.”

Set against a lo-fi beat that sounds like the place where space and street life collide, Hodgy goes in on “Years” with thoughts and visions about his life, the direction it’s headed, and the goals he hopes to accomplish. It’s a more introspective track than 90% of Hodgy’s catalog, and that goes double for OFWGKTA as a whole, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t close to flawless. Like the best tracks, there is a kind of hypnotism at …

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MUSIC VIDEO: MellowHype – “La Bonita”

MellowHype (Hodgy Beats and Left Brain) are almost ready to unleash their forthcoming effort, Numbers, to the masses and we have the visuals for the duo’s latest video “La Bonita” here. In typical Odd Future fashion, the two create an eerie atmosphere with ladies painted up in black and white.

Numbers has an official drop date of October 2 so be sure to watch out for that.

Check out MellowHype’s creepy visuals for the song “La Bonita” right here on Under The Gun Review and tell us what you thought.…

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis – Timbs

Two of Odd Future’s finest have joined forces to deliver a certified banger.

Produced by the ever-talented Lex Luger, “Timbs” is being released under the name MellowHigh (a play on Mellowhype, the rap duo Hodgy has with fell OF member Left Brain). The track features a simple beat, which may disappoint a few at first, but those frowns will soon begin to change once the OF duo’s bars hit. You can stream, download, and enjoy “Timbs” after the jump.

Everyone is talking about Frank and Tyler, but I think 2012 will be the year of Domo Genesis. What do you …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Odd Future – NY (Ned Flander)

Odd Future have returned with the second single from their forthcoming album.

Entitled “NY (Ned Flander)” and accompanied by another bizarre-as-hell Wolf Haley, the latest single from Odd Future feature Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy beats going in on a beat that redefines lo-fi. Not sure how I feel about this one, but I’m sure teens across the planet will tweet “wolf gang #NedFlander” in the next day then tell me I’m crazy. You can decide for yourself by clicking past the jump.

Of Tape Vol. 2 drops later this month. Having heard two singles, are you planning to pick …

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DOWNLOAD THIS: Hodgy Beats – Untitled EP

One of Odd Future’s brightest stars has emerged from the grey with an EP of brand new material.

Hitting the internet just under a month ahead of OF Tape Vol 2, Hodgy Beats’ Untitled EP highlights the young emcees vast range with nine sizzling tracks. You can view the complete tracklisting below:

1. Bullshittin’ Produced by Juicy J
2. Cookie Coma Produced by The Alchemist
3. Lately Produced by Flying Lotus
4. Samurai Produced by Jonti Danimals
5. In A Dream Produced by The Alchemist
6. Ave. Produced by Thelonious Martin
7. Lamented Produced by Flying Lotus
8. If …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Odd Future – Rella

Artist: Odd Future
Song: Rella
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Album: OF Tape Vol. 2

Released on Monday night, “Rella” is the lead single off hip-hop collective Odd Future’s forthcoming album, OF Tape Vol. 2 (in stores March 20). Featuring members Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Tyler, The Creator riding a beat that rattles with the usual lo-fi nuances fans have come to expect against visuals that somehow manage to compete with the group’s outrageous lyricism, the song and its equally outrageous music video have quickly one of the most discussed things on the blogosphere. In case you missed it, can view the …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler The Creator – Rella

Odd Future are back with the first single off their highly anticipated collaborative effort, OF Tape Volume 2.

Marking the seventh time ringleader Tyler, The Creator has stepped behind the camera as Director, “Rella” is yet another look into the crazy, oft-offensive world of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. The track goes hard, with Domo stealing the spotlight, and video does a much better job of holding your attention than that better-forgotten clip for “Bitch Suck Dick.” You can view the official video for “Rella” after the jump.

Now that they have been in the limelight for …

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RUMOR: Earl Sweatshirt No Longer Involved In Odd Future?

Following a few strange events on social networks over the past few days, word is beginning to spread that rapper Earl Sweatshirt may no longer be a part of the hip hop collective known as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

Sweatshirt, born Thebe Kgositsile, returned home earlier this week from a boarding school in Somoa where he had been sent prior to Odd Future’s mainstream success in mid-2011. He took to Twitter earlier tonight to announce his return and shortly thereafter requested 50,000 followers before new material would surface. It took only six hours to achieve his goal