Rap moguls Jay-Z and Diddy are reportedly looking to sign rap newcomers Odd Future as their hip-hop profile continues to make waves throughout the entertainment industry.
According to reports, the group is also being sought after by additional music moguls.
Even Sean "Diddy" Combs is bowing to the wild demands of yet-to-be signed, punk-rock- hip-hop supergroup Odd Future. Music honchos including Roc Nation's Jay- Z, SRC's Steve Rifkind and
Interscope'sJimmy Iovine have been fighting to sign the band described as an "urban Sex Pistols." The anti-establishment band has been having some fun by asking the bigwigs to meet them on their turf -- the Supreme skateboard shop in Fairfax, Calif. Rifkind, who sources tell us is soon to make a formal offer, managed to get them to his office, but said frontman Tyler the Creator told him: "If you are serious about the meeting, I want Randy's Donuts, swivel chairs and a megaphone." Diddy -- who's said to be "desperate to sign the group to prove that he's onto something hot" -- set up a meeting between Tyler and Justin Bieber after the band demanded he deliver the pint-size pop star. A source said, "Tyler asked Diddy for access to Justin, so he pulled strings." A rep for Odd Future said, "Tyler did meet with Justin, and Diddy helped make it happen." (New York Post)
Group member Tyler the Creator currently has his own solo album arrangement currently in effect.Link
Odd Future to return to London for the Camden Crawl
With Giggs, P Money, Mz Bratt, Yasmin, Maverick Sabre and more already confirmed for this year’s Camden Crawl, it’s now been confirmed that the scorching hot Odd Future are coming to town for a special set. Buy your Camden Crawl tickets here.
Fresh from absolutely killing SXSW last month and putting the whole of the industry on alert Odd Future (or Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, or OFWGKTA) have been confirmed as the latest big name performers at this year’s Camden Crawl. Having been called “the future of the music industry” by Diddy; Odd Future, lead by the enigmatic Tyler The Creator, are expected to be the hottest movement of the summer and are performing Camden Crawl exclusively before a Reading Festival slot later in the year.
Extra names also added to the bull include Blur’s Graham Coxon, legendary band Killing Joke and, in support of their brand new album Bread And Circuses, Dundee’s The View.
Full lineup and details
The Drone interviews Tyler
So you think you know Tyler, The Creator, huh? Well evidently, there’s more to the Odd Future frontman than just profanity and tube socks. During SXSW last month, he sat down with The Drone for one of his best interviews yet. He speaks on his art and sheds light on his formative years.
That Odd Future bidding war is like Jay Electronica last year all over again. Why these dudes fronting like they even gonna give them a push when they got Jay Electronicas, J Coles still on deck? Might check out that Camden show, especially with Giggs and P Money being there too