The Odd Future Tape

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The Odd Future Tape
Mixtape by Odd Future
Released November, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative hip hop, West Coast rap
Length 61:28
Label Self-released
Producer Tyler, the Creator, Left Brain, The Super 3
Odd Future chronology
The Odd Future Tape
(2008)
Radical
(2010)

The Odd Future Tape is the debut mixtape by Odd Future. In 2007, Odd Future consisted of Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Jasper Dolphin, The Super 3 (Matt Martians and Hal Williams) and Casey Veggies, the latter of which is no longer a member of the group. The songs were recorded on a computer camera microphone.[1] The mixtape was made available for free download in 2008[2] – LA Weekly dates the release as November 2008.[3]

The songs "Odd Toddlers" and "Slow It Down" were later released on Tyler, the Creator's debut album Bastard. The "Odd Toddlers" instrumental was previously used on Casey Veggies's mixtape Customized Greatly under the title "Odd".

Odd Future's manager Kelly Clancy announced via Twitter on January 17, 2012 that the second volume to the predecessor tape would be released March 20, 2012. The album was named The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 and served as the group's official debut studio album.

Reception[edit]

Tom Breihan, from Pitchfork, described the mixtape, "the tape works as a fascinating glimpse of a rap group figuring out its identity, but even with a handful of strong Tyler moments, it's not really anything you need in your iTunes". He also says of Tyler, the Creator's input to the album, "A couple of the tracks here later showed up on Tyler's Bastard album, and he's so far beyond everyone else here that it's ridiculous".[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Time
1 The Tape Intro Tyler, The Creator
  • Tyler, The Creator
3:04
2 Odd Toddlers Tyler, The Creator
  • First verse/Second verse: Tyler, The Creator
  • Third verse: Casey Veggies
3:36
3 Laxin The Super 3
  • Intro/Outro: Tyler, The Creator
  • Verses: Hodgy Beats
1:31
4 Back For Another One Tyler, The Creator
  • First verse/Second verse: Casey Veggies
  • Third verse: Tyler, The Creator
  • Chorus: Tyler, The Creator & Casey Veggies
3:30
5 Bubble Gum The Super 3
  • First verse/Third verse: Hodgy Beats
  • Second verse: Tyler, The Creator
  • Chorus: Casey Veggies
4:26
6 Fucking Lame Tyler, The Creator
  • Tyler, The Creator
2:26
7 Pimp Slap Left Brain
  • First verse: Tyler, The Creator
  • Second verse: Hodgy Beats
4:05
8 Bitches Brewin' Tyler, The Creator
  • Tyler, The Creator
2:47
9 Money Talk The Super 3
  • First verse/Third verse/Chorus: Casey Veggies
  • Second verse/Fourth verse: Hodgy Beats
3:00
10 Our Story The Super 3
  • Hodgy Beats
1:56
11 The Life Like Tyler, The Creator
  • Casey Veggies
3:13
12 McDonalds Left Brain
  • Hodgy Beats
2:43
13 Slow It Down Tyler, The Creator
  • First verse: Hodgy Beats
  • Second verse/Third verse/Chorus: Tyler, The Creator
3:08
14 Remember Me Tyler, The Creator
  • First verse/Third verse/Chorus: Casey Veggies
  • Second verse: Tyler, The Creator
3:39
15 Malaya Left Brain
  • Hodgy Beats
3:01
16 Lisa Tyler, The Creator 5:09
17 Fin Tyler, The Creator
  • Tyler, The Creator
5:15
18 Commercial Tyler, The Creator
  • Verses: Tyler, The Creator
  • Chorus: Casey Veggies
2:52
19 Dracula Tyler, The Creator
  • Tyler, The Creator
2:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odd Future: Real Life Fantasy (Excerpt from June 2011 Issue)". XXL Magazine. 09/06/2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Chris (9 February 2011). "What the fuck is OFWGKTA?". Postcultural. Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Haithcoat, Rebecca (01/04/2011). "Never Mind the Wolf Gangs, Here's a Complete Odd Future Discography (Up to This Afternoon)". LA Weekly. Retrieved 11 June 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Breihan, Tom (2011-03-14). "Articles: Odd Future Mixtapes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-06-01.