The Clipse’s Pusha T recently spoke on his respect for rap newcomers Odd Future and how Tyler the Creator convinced him to share the same microphone.
Pusha said Tyler approached him during a recent visual shoot for his “My God” music video.
“Tyler’s such a fan, came to our video and said, ‘Yo, I have three beats that I made for you … and just know they’re for you. Please … hear it.’ He sends them over … I was like this is aight, this is aight, but the third one. He said, ‘I put a verse on it and Hodgy put a verse on it.’ [You’re] gonna be so amazed at the marriage, some things don’t always mesh man. But these guys are super-super talented. I can’t wait for the world to see each of our talents collide.” (The BVX)
Grammy-winning pop star Adele recently revealed her admiration towards Odd Future.
Her love for music spans farther than just melodic singers. Adele has got a love for Odd Future as well: “They’re refreshing, but my fans weren’t happy when I posted their video on my blog.” (Rolling Stone)
Last month, Crooked I hit up SOHH and shared a West Coast perspective on the hip-hop collective.
“Odd Future has a crazy cult following, big shows, high-energy sh*t when they’re on stage,” Crooked I told SOHH. “It’s a good thing. I look at people like that, groups like that, groups like Pav Div, Dom Kennedy, Blu, Kendrick Lamar, Horseshoe Gang. I look at all the emerging acts on the West Coast right now and I see how it’s going to form and I see who the new kings of the West Coast are going to be and who the new guys are that are going to represent and take it to another level. It’s a good thing because for a minute there, we was trapped in some f*cking Chevy and Chuck Taylors. That’s not no disrespect, but that ain’t the West Coast right now. We was trapped in that time warp and couldn’t get out of that sh*t. The public wouldn’t even let us out but now I’m seeing these new acts coming out and things are working out like they’re supposed to. It’s a great representation of 2011 West Coast sh*t out there right now.” (SOHH)
Last week, Odd Future officially inked a record deal with RED Distribution/Sony.
“It’s based on getting the distribution deal we’ve always envisioned that allows the group to ‘sign themselves’ to their own company and keep their masters,” manager Chris Clancy said in a statement. “They will have 100% creative control of all aspects of their music, art, and release schedule with no 3rd party participation in outside business. Freedom and ownership was the whole point. Red and Sony know that its in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control. They built it, they deserve it. There’s no cheesy hooks or fluorescent liquor product placements in the works.. It’s about to be fun.. and different.. ” (Rap Radar)
Check out a recent Odd Future interview below: