The roots of internet rap as we know it today were largely put down about a decade ago. Concurrently, Odd Future were forming around their de facto leader, Tyler, the Creator. Their very moral compass was connected to the world wide web, where trolling is the quickest way to build an audience. They followed in the footsteps of Wu-Tang Clan and their Wu Wear clothing line, realizing that a logo can be just as iconic as the artists behind it. Entrepreneurship translated into clothing, pop-up shops, stickers, and Adult Swim television shows. Streetwear brands, namely Supreme, were revitalized with their co-signs. They were neither the first alternative rappers nor the first shock rappers nor the first DIY rappers, but they were the first to parlay those qualities into sustainable careers that positioned them alongside cultural leaders. Recent years have seen the rise of punk-indebted rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD, as SoundCloud has ushered in a sea of real-life undesirables riding a wave of distorted basslines and skittish flows. Both trends are inextricably linked to Odd Future. Their use of the internet to achieve virtual exposure and generate loyalty via transparency was the first of its kind to successfully scale barriers to mainstream fame.
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Since , the collective has been largely inactive as a unit. Many have speculated that the collective has broken up, although this has never been affirmatively announced directly by an official announcement, it has been talked about by various members. Originally Odd Future started as a magazine by Tyler, the Creator featuring things he liked such as skating and music but Tyler decided to also have a music part, along with other things. Not only was this Casey's first project but it was the first project released by any Odd Future member. Later in the year on Christmas Day December 25 , Tyler released his debut mixtape, Bastard mixtape receiving good reviews. In , Chicago-based rapper Brandun DeShay collaborated with and was essentially in OF, even appearing on the track "Session" by Tyler on the original release of Bastard; but Tyler and DeShay later had a falling out, and his vocals on "Session" were replaced by Mike G in on the Re-Release. The group completed a two-stop tour, both being their first shows outside Los Angeles.
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