Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
are perhaps the perfect summation of today's contradictory, internet-driven, polarizing age. Take an undeniably talented crew of L.A. skate punks/rappers/producers with unfortunate tendencies for homophobic slurs and truly shocking depictions of violence against women, throw in an internet following that has exploded over the last two years, and you have the formula for the most divisive hip-hop artists of the 2010s. While no one would ever question the value of the works of teenage rap prodigy Earl Sweatshirt or the group's resident R&B master Frank Ocean, as a whole or taken apart on most of their various solo projects, Odd Future has always seemed like a group of young upstarts who were more interested in shock humor and obnoxious antics than being taken seriously as artists. While The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2
may not see the crew completely maturing, it is a remarkably consistent production that mostly features the aspects of Odd Future's repertoire that we want to cheer for, and it only allows their more reprehensible elements to rear their heads on rare occasions.