DON'T SLEEP ON: Tyler The Creator and the OFWGKTA Crew
Quickly making their way through the widening crevasse that was underground hip-hop, comes teenage Los Angeles rapper Tyler The Creator and his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) crew with their minds deep in the gutter and their mouths spitting out flesh-searing verses.
Tyler The Creator's alarming mixtape Bastard, starts its 55-minute trek by delivering a handful of Fuck Yous to 2dopeboyz and Nah Right and other prominent hip hop blogs who didn't post his material, and all "post-Drake cliche" rappers. The vehement 6-minute title track is the longest on the tape, and without a doubt the best introduction to Tyler The Creator anyone would write. (Continue Reading)
LISTEN: Maximum Balloon - "Quantum Exit"
If you recall, Maximum Balloon is TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek's increasingly impressive solo project. Sitek's debut album, also called Maximum Balloon, is out September 21 and features vocals from TV on The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' front woman Karen O and up-and-coming rapper Theophilus London, among others. This new track, "Quantum Exit" won't actually be on the album but is found on the B side of the album's first single, "Tiger". (LISTEN)