Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), a ten-member cult rap collective from L.A., bring to mind a younger, crazier Wu-Tang Clan -- if the Clan had skateboarded and rhymed about drugs and gore instead of chess and kung-fu. Ranging from the ages of 16 to 20, core members Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Mike G, Left Brain, and Hodgy Beats started making music along with collaborators Taco, Matt Martians, Domo Genesis, Syd, and Jasper the Dolphin in 2007.
The crew’s crude sense of humor and confrontational subject matter earned them a huge underground following, and put them on “top artists to watch” lists. Throughout 2010, Tyler, Earl, Mike G, and MellowHype (Hodgy and Left Brain) released mixtapes individually as free downloads. They then collectively released their first mixtape, Radical, in 2010. They landed on the cover of Spin magazine, then had a legendary SXSW experience, performing several shows and being on the MTV Woodie Awards in 2011. They released their debut album 12 Odd Future Songs that year, followed in 2012 by their 2nd record, The Of Tape Vol. 2. Solo and side projects have seen mixtapes like Rolling Papers and Under The Influence by Domo Genesis, and full lengths like Goblin by Tyler The Creator, Purple Naked Ladies by The Internet, and BlackenedWhite by MellowHype. They were at the Pitchfork Fest in 2011, and also headlined at the Fun Fun Fun Fest.