The Odd Future Tape

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The Odd Future Tape
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Mixtape by Odd Future
Released November 15, 2008
Recorded 2007–08
Genre
Length 61:28
Label Self-released
Producer
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 left after the mixtape's release. 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]

Background[edit]

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 Christian 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 OF Tape Vol. 2 and served as the group's official debut studio album.

The album was re-released on Google Play and iTunes on December 9, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Tom Breihan from Pitchfork has said "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]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Tape Intro" (performed by Tyler, The Creator) Tyler, The Creator 3:04
2. "Odd Toddlers" (performed by Tyler, The Creator and Casey Veggies) Tyler, The Creator 3:36
3. "Laxin'" (performed by Hodgy Beats) The Super 3 1:31
4. "Back for Another One" (performed by Casey Veggies and Tyler, The Creator) Tyler, The Creator 3:30
5. "Bubble Gum" (performed by Tyler, The Creator, Casey Veggies and Hodgy Beats) The Super 3 4:26
6. "Fucking Lame" (performed by Tyler, The Creator) Tyler, The Creator 2:26
7. "Pimp Slap" (performed by Hodgy Beats and Tyler, The Creator) Left Brain 4:05
8. "Bitches Brewin'" (performed by Tyler, The Creator) Tyler, The Creator 2:47
9. "Money Talk" (performed by Casey Veggies and Hodgy Beats) The Super 3 3:00
10. "Our Story" (performed by Hodgy Beats) The Super 3 1:56
11. "What Ya Life Like" (performed by Casey Veggies) Tyler, The Creator 3:13
12. "McDonalds" (performed by Hodgy Beats) Left Brain 2:43
13. "Slow It Down" (performed Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats) Tyler, The Creator 3:08
14. "Remember Me" (performed by Tyler, The Creator and Casey Veggies) Tyler, The Creator 3:39
15. "Malaya" (performed by Hodgy Beats) Left Brain 3:01
16. "Lisa" (performed by I Smell Panties, Casey Veggies, Left Brain and Hodgy Beats) Tyler, The Creator 5:09
17. "Fin." (performed by Tyler, The Creator) Tyler, The Creator 5:15
18. "Commercial" (performed by Tyler, The Creator and Casey Veggies) Tyler, The Creator 2:52
19. "Dracula" (performed by Tyler, The Creator) Tyler, The Creator 2:14
Total length: 61:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Odd Future: Real Life Fantasy (Excerpt from June 2011 Issue)". XXL Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  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. "Never Mind the Wolf Gangs, Here's a Complete Odd Future Discography (Up to This Afternoon)". LA Weekly. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Breihan, Tom (2011-03-14). "Articles: Odd Future Mixtapes". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-06-01.