Odd Future

Watch Earl Sweatshirt freestyle on “Sway in the Morning”

[caption id="attachment_63983" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Watch Earl Sweatshirt freestyle on "Sway in the Morning." Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook.[/caption] Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’s Earl Sweatshirt broke his “no rapping on the radio” rule for the radio show “Sway in the Morning.” After sifting through and passing over four or five beats (one of which was Eminem's "The Way I Am"), he finally chose a modified version of Snoop Dogg's “Drop It Like It’s Hot" and dropped a pretty stellar freestyle.

Album Review: Tyler, the Creator, “Wolf”

[caption id="attachment_65734" align="aligncenter" width="610"] While Tyler, the Creator can gripe about 13 year-olds harassing him in public all he wants, he's asking for it through most of "Wolf."[/caption] Odd Future busted onto the scene in late 2010 with a buzz as sweeping as any in the Internet age.

Album reviews: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mike G

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "And Friends,"(Listen 2/ Razor and Tie) Who wouldn't want to collaborate with Ladysmith Black Mambazo? This South African choir, founded in 1961, perfected a vocal blend as warm and enfolding as a down comforter and as brotherly as a team hug.

Live review: Odd Future @ the Ogden Theatre

[caption id="attachment_39847" align="alignnone" width="610" caption="Tyler, the Creator of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, which played the Ogden Theatre on Sunday. Photo courtesy of chacha.com."][/caption] It’s true the teenagers in Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, the hip-hop collective from L.A., like to swear, joke around, skateboard, spew insults and generally not give a damn what you think about any of it.

The Mile High Makeout: Homophobia in Colorado hip-hop

[caption id="attachment_32501" align="alignnone" width="608"] Yonnas Abraham of the Pirate Signal and BLKHRTS. Photo by Micaela DeLisa.[/caption] Editor's note: Homophobia is nearly ubiquitous in certain schools of hip-hop, and it's impossible to have a conversation about it without addressing the vernacular these rappers use -- which is often offensive, brash and flagrant.