If you give a shit about rap and you don't live under a rock, you will know about the phenomenon that is Odd Future, full name Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Odd Future--or Wolf Gang or Golf Wang--are a crew of kids from L.A., mostly in their late teens, who have released a steady stream of albums for free on Tumblr over the past year (they now have a deal with XL). They like skating and swastikas, rap about rape and suicide, and generally project a "fuck the world" attitude only somewhat belied by the industriousness of their creative endeavors. With Earl Sweatshirt, the group's youngest member, missing in action (the best rumor is that his mom found out about OFWGKTA and shipped him off to the proverbial "auntie and uncle in Bel-Air"), Tyler the Creator has become the group's de facto leader (and single best rapper)--he also produces his own grimy post-horrorcore tracks and directs the videos, like this outstanding clip for the new track "Yonkers," which went to 400,000+ views in four days:
Tonight, the group performs live on Jimmy Fallon, backed by the Roots. #SWAG.