Everyone's favorite barely legal alternative hip-hop collective, Odd Future
, is back, and if the internet buzz is any indication, they're about to force all of their detractors to eat crow (that's including us). The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2
is officially out today (as compared to its wide-spread leaking last week) and it seems like the Odd Future crew is maturing (though not too much). They just dropped a video for the albums' closer "Oldie," the ten and a half minute epic that features legitimately the entire crew on mic at one point or another. The video itself appears to be some last minute decision that came down while the gang was doing a photo-shoot. Watching the nearly dozen members of the crew just horse around while they take turns laying down their verses is infectious fun, and it reminds you just how young all of these guys are.
Here are the things to note from the video. Earl Sweatshirt is officially back! At only 18, he manages to give Frank Ocean a run for his money as the most talented person in the crew, and his verse (second to last) is so hot you'll get third-degree burns. He almost makes everyone else in the group look like amateurs. It also turns out that Frank Ocean isn't just a great singer. His rapping skills are pretty tight and he manages to look so much more laid-back than everybody else in this frenetic crew. Hodgy Beats deserves mention as well for his hypnotic flow. After this and Frank Ocean's "White," we really want to get our hands on this album.