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The Internet (Odd Future) Wants Your Soul

Ferrari Sheppard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Ferrari Sheppard

Known primarily for their irreverence, teen angst and rap music, Odd Future at first glance seems an unlikely inception for The Internet, a sophisticated Neo-Soul band headed by singer/producer Syd The Kid and producer Matt Martians.

Frank Ocean Tells Chipotle To 'F--k Off'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment

Frank Ocean has some beef with Chipotle, and we're not talking burritos. Records obtained by The Hollywood Reporter show that in June 2013, Chipot...

Rap Group Banned From Entering New Zealand

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand immigration authorities Thursday banned Los Angeles rappers Odd Future from entering the country after de...

Watch Jay Z's Ron Howard-Directed 'Made In America' Doc

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's Made in America Festival gets the behind-the-scenes treatment in a new documentary from Oscar-winning director Ron Howard. The inaugural two-d...

Hip-Hop's Troubled Prince Finally Finds His Happy Place

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earl Sweatshirt thinks about it for a second and admits something surprising. "I'm pretty (expletive) h...

Brennan Williams

Odd Future Affiliates Talk New Album

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.28.2013 | Black Voices

Nearly two years since releasing their debut album, “Purple Naked Ladies,” Odd Future affiliates, The Internet, return to the music scene with the...

Get Into This: 5 Things We're Living For This Week

Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

It's the top of the week, and if you're like us, a little Monday motivation is in order. Here are five things the editors of HuffPost Black Voices are...

Does This Commercial Seem Racist To You?

Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

From time to time, we turn to you, our community, for input on topics of the day that leave us troubled. From pillow butted imitations of Serena to c...

Watch Frank Ocean Tour The Globe

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber wasn't the only artist to post a globe-trotting music video on Friday. He's joined by Frank Ocean, whose "Lost" video also debuted as de...

On Tyler, the Creator, and His Favorite Word

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

The debate about Tyler that is raging this week, and the fact that I really like Wolf, has me reflecting on my own complicated relationship with homophobia in hip-hop.

Clive Davis Praises Frank Ocean And Hip Hop For Embracing HIm

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Clive Davis chatted at length about Grammy Award winner Frank Ocean's coming out and the hip-hop community's heartwarming reaction in a new interview ...

Odd Future Fan Files Police Report

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

A brawl at an Odd Future show has drawn the attention of authorities in San Antonio, Texas. The fight occurred during the rap collective's Dec. 8 s...

Earl Sweatshirt - "Chum" (Review)

SF Critic | Posted 01.05.2013 | Entertainment
SF Critic

When sixteen year-old prodigy rapper Earl Sweatshirt became a music sensation amidst his mysterious disappearance from the world in 2010, hip hop gained itself a new icon to replace his presence.

Kia Makarechi

RZA & Quentin Tarantino Connect

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.04.2012 | Entertainment

As a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as an actor ("American Gangster"), author (The Tao of Wu) and prolific producer for everyone from Ka...

Philadelphia Gears Up To Host Jay-Z's Two Day Festival

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — The city where America was made is gearing up for rapper Jay-Z's "Made In America" music festival, which officials estimate will ...

WATCH: Band Sets Palm Tree Ablaze On Fairfax Avenue

Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LA is on fire. Or, at least the symbol of LA -- a giant palm tree -- is, in the video above. This bizarre incident happened outside of Canter's Del...

Coming Out In Hip-Hop: Frank Ocean's Radical Step

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert V. Taylor

Ocean's gutsiness in revealing his heart and the surprise of discovering that his first love was a man is more than just transparent. For any of us who remember a first love, it offers a common meeting ground beyond the rhetoric of LGBT rights.

BADBADNOTGOOD Bangs Out at Brooklyn Bowl

Jerell Tongson | Posted 07.23.2012 | New York
Jerell Tongson

Their sound is bigger than jazz, it's bigger than hip-hop, it's BADBADNOTGOOD.

Jay-Z Snags HUGE Names For Festival

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Phase one of the Made in America festival's lineup has been announced, with legendary rock group Pearl Jam leading the pack at Jay-Z's Philadelphia ex...

Rotten Decay : BADBADNOTGOOD Is Re-Defining the Genre

Jerell Tongson | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Jerell Tongson

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Weekend Guide: Lose Your Mind In These Crowds

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 03.15.2012 | Miami

This weekend, you should start to see raver girls in furry boots and yarn dreads popping up all over town. The Winter Music Conference starts this wee...

Dispute Over 'Hotel California' Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

Up and coming singer Frank Ocean may be learning the hard way that the flattery of imitation doesn't get you everywhere in the music industry. Ocean's...

Odd Future's Video For 'Rella' (NSFW)

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

What does a man look like when he turns into a centaur with a Louise Brooks bob? If the answer to that question has ever haunted you, Odd Future's vid...

17-Year-Old Earl Sweatshirt Returns After 2-Year Absence

Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

After two years off the radar and a misguided "Free Earl" campaign, 17-year-old Earl Sweatshirt is back. The former (and possibly current?) Odd Future...

Tony Hawk Interviews Tyler The Creator, For Some Reason

Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

Tony Hawk should probably never be in the interviewer seat, but here he is, tempting fate, with probably one of the hardest groups of people to interv...