West Coast rap crew Odd Future continue to collect co-signs from hip-hop’s elite, the latest courtesy of Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne.
Name dropping individual members, Weezy revealed his appreciation toward Taco and Tyler, the Creator.
“I just rock with ’em. Shout out my man Taco that’s my dude,” Weezy F. said of OF and member Taco in particular. “I’m just real cool with the homies. Shout out Tyler.” While Wayne is surely busy touring, prepping releases for his Young Money collective and recording for his own I Am Not a Human Being 2, the fiery lyricist plans to catch the group while they are out on the road on there current tour. “I’m gonna catch a few of their shows, go check out a few of their shows and stuff,” he said. “Shout to OF, Odd Future, Young Money, Cash Money, Wolf Gang.” (RapFix)
Last month, West Coast rapper Game likened Tyler to Grammy-winning rapper Eminem.
“When you’re on a song with Tyler you can say whatever the f*ck you want,” Game said. “I always say what I want but I don’t think I go as far as Tyler…I think he’s like the West Coast Eminem. He don’t give a f*ck. He just rhyme about whatever and it’s like right out of an open book. I like him more than I like most new rappers. He don’t really want anything other than just to rap.” (VIBE)
Prior to Game’s remarks, Tyler ran into Eminem while spending time in Ireland.
Bad really met evil when Tyler, the Creator ran into Eminem. The rappers, both no strangers to controversy, recently posed backstage at the Tennent’s ViTal music festival in Ireland. It was a dream come true for the Odd Future frontman, who grew up idolizing Slim Shady. “F*ckkkkk O My Atheist God,” tweeted Tyler, winner of the Moonman for Best New Artist at the 2011 VMAs. “Goal List Check: I Told Him Relapse Was One Of The Greatest Albums To Me.” (Rap-Up)
Last June, Em labeled Tyler and Odd Future as boundary pushers.
“I think that from the stuff that I’ve heard — I haven’t heard a lot from them, I still have to go check out everything that they’re doing — but I’ve heard enough to know that it feels like they’re pushing boundaries and buttons, and that’s definitely one of the things that I’m familiar with, especially when I first came out — I love it, I love the fact that they’re doing that. And the dudes can rhyme.” (MTV)
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