The Definitive Guide to Odd Future

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Hip-Hop 101

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Published on February 22, 2011 with 5 Comments

Ever since Odd Future ear raped America on Jimmy Fallon, their buzz has skyrocketed. While people are quick to classify the group as horrorcore, their catalog reveals a depth of talent that extends far beyond the brash and bizarre imagery of its two most gifted members, Tyler, The Creator and Earl. Their range of talent rivals any group that has emerged in the last 10 years, boasting everything from raw rhymes to mellowed out tunes. Odd Future is deep and varied, and matching their names to their voices can be a migraine-inducing maze. No worries, we got your back like scoliosis. Here’s your Odd Future cheat sheet.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Members

  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Domo Genesis
  • Hodgy Beats
  • Left Brain
  • Mike G
  • Frank Ocean
  • Jasper Dolphin
  • Taco Bennett
  • Syd tha Kyd

Former Member: Casey Veggies

Groups within the Group:

  • Mellowhype: Hodgy Beats (rapper) and Left Brain (producer)
  • The Jet Age of Tomorrow (formerly The Super 3): Matt Martians and Pyramid Vita
  • EarlWolf: Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt


Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is an L.A.-based rap collective that consists of 10 members. Often described as horrorcore, macabre, sinister and dark, the music of OFWGKTA, is much more wide ranging than that. Each member offers a distinctive vibe. OF is not just the hardcore aggressive sound offered up by leader Tyler, the Creator. The likes of Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats and Mike G approach the mic with a more laid back delivery. Ranging in age from 16-23, Odd Future prides itself in providing the soundtrack to youth, girls, drugs, skateboarding and just generally fuckin’ shit up.

OFWGKTA – The Odd Future Tape (2008) | Download
OFWGKTA – Radical (2010) | Download
10 Essential OFWGKTA Songs

Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler)
Aliases: Wolf Haley, Ace, Ace Creator

Tyler, The Creator is the Odd Future’s leader and most visible member. Blessed with a voice deep beyond his 19-year old soul, Tyler is the most talented member of the group. His innovative songwriting and ability to churn out spellbinding tunes like “Bastard” and “Yonkers” prove that Tyler is much more than a disturbed kid with a penchant for shocking antics.

Tyler, The Creator – Bastard (2009) | Download
Tyler, The Creator – Goblin (2011)
Tyler, The Creator – Wolf (2012)

Earl Sweatshirt
Aliases: Sly, Thebe, Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt, 16, is Odd Future’s most gifted songwriter. His mixtape EARL Sweatshirt was named the 24th best album of 2010 by Complex. Listening to Sweatshirt is like watching a teenager beat your face with a bat, leaving you with a toothless grin. His ode to drugs and violence seemed so raw and honest it spooked his mother into sending him to boot camp, where he currently resides, hence the “Free Earl” chants at Odd Future shows. Or so they claim.

Earl – Earl Sweatshirt (2010) | Download

Domo Genesis (@damiergenesis) |
The group’s resident stoner Domo Genesis, 19, offers a laid back, relaxed vibe, a stark contrast to the hectic energy of EarlWolf. Dubbed Genesis because “it’s the beginning of some whole notha shit you ain’t even ready for.” Domo’s solo debut, Rolling Papers, is more than just a collection of stoner anthems. It’s also swagged out with a cloudy haze of synthesizers and beats loud enough to pose a threat to your speaker’s health. Domo has a way of making listeners feel blunted without even lighting up. If Madlib and Wiz Khalifa had a lovechild, this is it.

Domo Genesis – Rolling Papers (Produced by Left Brain and Tyler, The Creator) | Download

MellowHype is the pairing of producer/rapper Left Brain and the rapper Hodgy Beats. Left Brain is the group’s go-to producer, cutting up a variety of beats to match each member’s style. Hodgy Beats complements Left Brain with a smooth, laid-back flow.

Left Brain (@OFWGLeftBrain)
Hodgy Beats (@KillHodgy)

Mellowhype – BlackenedWhite (2010) | Download
Mellowhype – Yellow/White (2010) | Download
Hodgy Beats – The Dena Tape (2009) | Download

Mike G (@theKingMikeG)
Alias: The King

Mike G aka The King lays his Cali flow over promethazine beats. Like all OFWGKTA members, he raps about girls and partying, but with a laid back flow. G sounds like the guy at the party that sits back and watches it all go down. His style offers a much needed contrast to Tyler or Earl who are most likely to get your dog drunk and set your couch on fire. He’s also known to chop & screw his music from time to time.

Mike G – Ali (2010) | Ali
Tyler, The Creator – Bastard (Chopped & Screwed) | Download
Mike G – Gold (2011)

Frank Ocean (@frank_ocean)
Frank Ocean is for the ladies. His debut, Nostalgia, Ultra, is panty dropping music at its finest.

Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra (2011) | Download

Jasper Dolphin (@JasperDolphin)
Jasper Dolphin is the least prolific member of OF. Maybe he’s still working on his craft before he debuts his genius. Or maybe he’s a glorified weed carrier. We’re not sure yet. Only time will tell.

Taco Bennett (@oddfuckingtaco)

We haven’t heard much from Taco Bennett, 16, the youngest member of Odd Future. But we do know he likes to eat tacos. And that’s not a euphemism. Check out “Tina,” off Tyler’s Bastard mixtape, for a sampling of Taco’s crunching skills.

Syd tha Kyd (@sydofwgkta)
Syd the Kyd is the OFWGKTA engineer. She’s 18 and 1 unit away from being a full-time college student. The members of OFWGKTA claim Syd gets more ladies than anyone in the group, so there’s that.

The Jet Age of Tomorrow (@thesuper3)
(Matt Martians and Hal Williams aka Pyramid Vitra)
The Jet Age of Tomorrow is a production team formerly known as The Super 3. The group, which consists of Matt Martians and Hall Williams (aka Pyramid Vitra), specializes in spacey acid jazz production.

Voyager (2010) | Download
Journey to the 5th Echelon (2010) | Download

Casey Veggies (@CaseyVeggies)
Casey Veggies is a former member of Odd Future. He describes himself as a “young nigga with an OG flow.” Casey carries himself with a confident, relaxed swag. Casey graduates high school in 2011. He’s also a member of a group Arrogant Veggies.



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  1. might also wanna mention that Mike G chops and screws shit a lot. i know he did a C&S version of “Couch” and a few other OFWGKTA tracks.

    • Word ‘em up.

    • he did a whole c&s version of Bastard, left brain screws tracks too and posts them to his Tumblr

  2. kudos you clearly did you research

  3. What about Brandun Deshay? I’ve wanted to hear about all that beef for awhile.

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