Odd Future Bastardizes Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]
Vancouver, B.C. – Its hard to know what to expect when Tyler the Creator and his gang of wolves come to town but one thing is for sure: you know this shit gon’ be cray. Weed, kitties, titties and altogether punk rock attitudes brought a sold-out, all ages crowd to their knees – as dictated by L.A’s very special Odd Future Wolf Gang.
Ultra-talented DJ and producer Syd tha Kyd took the stage first on the tables, dropping off-the-hook tracks that got the crowd more hyphy with each song. From Weezy to Rick Rozay to Jay and Ye, Syd held her own like a champion with the sickest dance styles to back it up. Followed by MellowHype’s gruesome twosome, Hodgy Beats and Left Brain set off a couple firecrackers like “Fuck The Police” from Blackendwhite. While Hodgy kept a steady smoke and rhyme on, LB spared no time before diving into the crowd of teenage boys, all swagged the fuck out in a Burrows Canucks jersey. Representin’.
“Dracula” saw the heavily anticipated arrival of Tyler the Creator skating on stage to join his clique and face his heavy crowd of admiring followers. Some even looked just like him from Supreme hats to socks and blue Vans. Goblin hits and filthy Bastard favorites had adoration dripping from the walls as Tyler screamed “suck my dick” and the kids cheered like he was the fucking prom king.
Domo Genesis, with his sly style, dropped some smoke from Rolling Papers and pursuaded the crowd to get Under the Influence of something a lot more than just the vodka they snuck past security. By far the smoothest and most overlooked OF member, MikeG laid pretty low for the most part with his shades on and a sly creep; but when it came to dropping “Everything That’s Yours” MikeG stole the stage. With a slower jam vibe this Radical gem was the tightest, smoothest, and downright sickest track of the night.
“Yonkers” and “Sandwitches” had these kids in the crowds’ heads blowing up and by the time they got their fix of “Radicals” the crew were closing their performance of mayhem and cleverly rhymed dirty words. Young and rowdy, these kitty cats haven’t been in the game for long but they definitely showed VanCity an epic and highly entertaining night of debauchery. When a sold-out venue of people sing your lyrics about raping pregnant bitches and telling your friends you had a threesome, you know you’ve made it.
Written by Kassandra Guagliardi for HipHopCanada
Photography by Amalia Judith for HipHopCanada
Tags: Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Hal Williams, Hodgy, Jasper Dolphin, L-Boy, Left Brain, Lucas Vercetti, Matt Martians, MellowHype, Mike G, MikeG, Odd Future, OFWGKTA, Taco, Tyler The Creator