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Tyler, the Creator under fire after on-stage rant in Australia

After Tyler, the Creator hurled a string of profanities at feminist protester Talitha Stone during his Sydney, Australia, show Thursday night, she reported the Odd Future frontman to police for verbal abuse and wrote an essay in the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper calling out his behavior.

Along with the group Collective Shout, Stone has been petitioning to have Tyler’s Australian visa revoked, pointing out rules against visitors who “vilify or incite discord” and “songs advocating rape and extreme violence against women.” When Stone tweeted Wednesday that she was organizing a protest against Tyler, his fans quickly turned on her.

Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean wrote a rejected Justin Bieber song

Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator has a new album out today called Wolf, but he’s more interested in talking about a missed opportunity from last year.

In a conversation with Billboard, Tyler noted that he and Odd Future cohort (and Grammy winner) Frank Ocean collaborated on a song for Justin Bieber’s 2012 album Believe, but the track was ultimately rejected.

“I’ve got so many beats and songs, but no one’s giving me a chance yet,” he said. “I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.”

Even without the Odd Future contributions, Believe still had top-shelf writing and production from luminaries like Hit-Boy, Diplo, Drake, Rodney Jerkins, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Tyler’s quest to make his impact on the teen pop world may come later this year, as he worked on the forthcoming Miley Cyrus album on music produced by Pharrell Williams.

What would the Bieber/Odd Future collaboration have sounded like? In an ideal world, the Canadian Sensation would have recorded a spiritual sequel to Ocean’s “Crack Rock.”

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Tyler, the Creator premieres new single and video, announces album details

Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' returns to Adult Swim: Watch an EXCLUSIVE clip!

A few weeks ago, Odd Future centerpiece Tyler the Creator announced the release date of his new album Wolf and dropped the first single and video in “Domo 23.”

That clip looked a whole lot like a sequence from the collective’s manic sketch comedy project Loiter Squad, which also happens to be returning this Sunday, March 10, at Midnight on Adult Swim. Last season sat somewhere between The Kids in the Hall and Jackass, and based on the exclusive clip below, the second go-round will be a ratcheted-up version of the same.

Check out the soon-to-be-beloved new character “Catchphrase Jones” below.


Tyler, the Creator premieres new single and video, announces album details

In the Odd Future universe, the spotlight has largely been shifted to Frank Ocean for months now. But now that Channel Orange has collected its awards, it’s time for OF mastermind Tyler, the Creator to slip back into the driver’s seat.

Tyler’s new album, Wolf, and it will be hitting store shelves on April 2. According to the Odd Future site, it will feature three different album covers, and if you pre-order, you can also get a jump on tickets to Tyler’s upcoming tour, as well as a nice pair of psychedelic socks.

He also pulled back the curtain on a new single, “Domo 23.” And there’s a video starring Tyler as a blond-dreaded professional wrestler, plus a lot of cameos from various OF personalities. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Rapper Murs 'Animal Style' supports gay equality in new video -- WATCH

When Frank Ocean revealed via his Tumblr last week that his first love was another man, the hip-hop community — often chastised for its  homophobia and rigid views on masculinity — came rushing to his side to lend support.

Odd Future pack-mate Tyler, the Creator applauded (in his own Tyler-y way) the R&B crooner’s courage, while Russell Simmons lauded Ocean’s declaration as the start of a new chapter for all hip-hop artists.

Looks like Los Angeles rapper Murs has taken it upon himself to ink the first page. The 34-year-old artist released a music video for his song “Animal Style” over the weekend, in which he plays Roderick, a high school student who struggles with both his sexuality (“Roderick kept his secret closeted/Scared to come out into this world of zero tolerance”) and his boyfriend Jonathan, an openly gay classmate (“He see him in the halls/But Rod would never acknowledge him”).

The video charts the rocky love story of these two conflicted boys — an ultimately tragic tale that leads to a disturbing and unforeseen climax.

Unhappy endings aside, the work stands as yet another ringing endorsement for gay rights in an arena that has been largely silent on the issue in years past.

Said Murs, who is seen wearing a ‘Legalize Gay’ T-shirt in the clip and who exchanges a kiss with Jonathan in the video’s final shot, “With this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex?… I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable.”

Check out the video below, and tell us what you think in the comments section: READ FULL STORY

Frank Ocean from Odd Future opens up about sexuality

Following in the matter-of-fact footsteps of Anderson Cooper, R&B singer Frank Ocean, part of the group Odd Future, came out on his blog yesterday, revealing that an old love was a man.

“What i’m about to post is for anyone who cares to read. it was intended to fill the thank you’s section in my album credits [Upcoming album “Channel Orange”], but with all the rumors going round.. i figured it’d be good to clarify,” Ocean first posted.

Then, in a long blog post, Ocean wrote, in part, “4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost, and on the day we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless….It’s December 27,2011….I wanted to create worlds that were rosier than mine…Before writing this I’d told some people my story…I feel like a free man.” READ FULL STORY

Tyler, the Creator directs 'Sam (Is Dead)' -- VIDEO

War: what is it good for? Odd Future videos, apparently!

The hip-hop collective’s de facto frontdude Tyler, the Creator took the liberty of directing the clip for “Sam (Is Dead),” the track he shares with Domo Genesis on the collective’s latest showcase The OF Tape Vol. 2.

It’s a long one, with the video clocking in at nearly twice as long as the album version of the track. However, it is mercifully shorter than Chuck Norris’ regrettable Delta Force.

Check out the “Sam (Is Dead)” video below and compare it to Katy Perry’s own musical tour of duty in the comments:


Watch Odd Future hunt for booty in a 'Loiter Squad' sneak peek -- EXCLUSIVE

Tyler, the Creator and his Odd Future buddies are on the hunt for the most dangerous game of all: booty.

For those who haven’t noticed, the Billboard-charting, increasingly fun-loving hip-hop collective premiered their goofy 15-minute variety show Loiter Squad on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim recently.

The third episode of the show debuts this Sunday at 11:30 p.m., but we have an exclusive preview right here.

In a send-up that echoes Will Ferrell’s satiric “Bitch Hunter,” Tyler and the gang get maced in the face while fellow member Lionel Boyce becomes “Lionel: The Booty Hunter.” Check it out below:


Odd Future show shut down by cops in Boston (again)

Sucks to be an Odd Future fan in Boston.

Nearly a year after the Los Angeles rap collective had their Newbury Comics show shut down by police, the Tyler, the Creator-led group has once again seen their show cut short by Boston’s finest.

According to a fan-made video, Odd Future were performing last night at the city’s House of Blues when the lights were turned on by the venue, apparently at the instruction of cops.

“Just so you guys don’t think we’re d—s, I was going to finish the song, because you guys paid money,” Tyler tells the booing crowd. “But the promoter cut us off.” Word has it, one of OFWGKTA’s crew members was arrested outside the venue.

“We wanted to finish,” he continues, “but the owner of the club made us turn it off and the police are right there.” He had more to say, but his mic was quickly cut off. See it go down in the video below:


Tyler, the Creator: Learn more about the potty-mouthed 2011 VMAs' Best New Artist winner

If you knew of Tyler, the Creator before he nabbed the Best New Artist award at last night’s VMAs, his foul-mouthed acceptance speech wasn’t shocking at all.

“Yo, I’m excited as f— right now, yo,” said the rapper, clad in a tie-dye tee. “I wanted this sh– since I was nine. I’m about to cry. This is for my little brother Earl [Sweatshirt]. He’s not here right now. I really can’t believe I’m here right now. I didn’t write a thank you speech. I don’t know. F—. To all the kids watching, you can do this sh–. Thank you.”

Lovely, right? Well, not really. But what fans of him and his California hip-hop miscreant collective, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All love is just that: his defiant, “I don’t give a f—“ candor. Watch him accepting his prize last night: READ FULL STORY

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