Odd Future

Album review: Earl Sweatshirt, “Doris”

Earl Sweatshirt doesn't make his entrance on "Doris" until more than half way through the first song. His opening verse comes after a little pop in the music about two minuets into "Pre." It's low-key, but memorable and long overdue, much like the buildup and release of "Doris," his first studio album.

Watch Earl Sweatshirt freestyle on “Sway in the Morning”

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”

Odd Future busted onto the scene in late 2010 with a buzz as sweeping as any in the Internet age. At that point, all that was known about the group of teenagers could be gleaned from their expletive-laden Tumblr, outrageous YouTube videos and hodgepodge of macabre mixtapes.

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.