Their own damn fans.
I’m talking about those 12-17 year olds on FB and Tumblr, with OFWGKTADGAF, that same cartoon drawing of every member, 666, Tyler The Creator and Supreme (As if Tyler was the first to ever be affiliated with Supreme… Excuse me, I wanted the Supreme x Dipset and Mike Tyson tees years before I ever heard of OF) all over their pages.
They mindlessly shout and recite anything Tyler, Earl or Hodgy say on their songs. At their age, as they try to find out who their true selves are, there are times where they want to be rebels. What better way to be a rebel than to worship the rebels of rap, OFWGKTA. I’m sure most of these kids can’t even tell you what Tyler is truly trying to say on his music. I’m sure that in Yonkers the lines:
“Green paper, gold teeth and pregnant gold retrievers is all I want/
Fuck money, diamonds and bitches, don’t need ‘em”
Flew right over their heads. Green paper is money. Gold teeth can be considered diamonds, and pregnant gold retrievers are bitches. He says he wants it, but then in his mind decides that he doesn’t. Remember the opening lines “I’m a fucking walking paradox/No I’m not?” Makes sense huh?
But hey, it happens, I mean it’s what made Eminem popular. But I think the difference is that Eminem was somewhat marketable. He’s been on the cover of J-14 magazine, while Tyler isn’t as marketable because he’s way more over the top.
I think Hopsin kind of captures what I mean when he disses Tyler, saying:
“Mothafucka you not dope/
So you try to get some attention by cussing and eating a fucking cockroach?"
All these damn Odd Future fans make it look like everything Tyler does is just a gimmick! And that’s what the outside audience perceives themselves when they see something by OF. That’s what Hopsin sees. Just some dudes cussing, breaking shit, talking about rape and killing and making these dumbass kids who listen want to do the same.
These kids think everything Tyler does is gold, blindly conceding to what other outside critical listeners hear. These outside listeners hear some good beats, and they also hear some bad beats. But these OF Stans don’t. And that’s what makes them look so idiotic as fans, and kills their replay factor for others.
I’m a huge fan of their music ever since I saw them on the Coachella 2011 lineup, but I guess I’m just mad I can’t wear my OFWGKTA shirt without looking like one of those damn Odd Future wannabe Stans.