Cherry Bomb’s dropping soon.
In case you haven’t heard, Tyler’s dropping Cherry Bomb in just 2 days. From what we’ve heard, it’s gonna be dope. But anyways, I got to thinking about some of the other Odd Future solo albums we’ve heard and decided to talk about some of the best ones. These are some of the dopest albums we’ve heard from rappers coming out of Odd Future.
Tyler, The Creator – Goblin
The album that started it all. It definitely wasn’t Odd Future’s first album, and it wasn’t even Tyler’s first solo album (and Bastard is mad dope), but it elevated Odd Future to national fame and got folks talking about some of the other rappers in the group. Goblin is often criticized for its length, but I don’t think Tyler could have worked it as well without that stream-of-consciousness style for the therapy session. It had quite a few hits, and is also probably one of the more controversial albums (for its content) of the last few years. Anyways, Goblin showed people that Tyler is definitely not perfect, but that he’s got a lot going on. Shit’s deep.
Earl Sweatshirt – Earl
Earl just recently dropped I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, and it was consistently dope and showed that Earl just keeps getting better. But I still think that Earl (the mixtape) is the dopest shit he’s done, considering it’s only 26 minutes long, he was only 15, it had terrible sound mixing and people will still be talking about it years from now. Also controversial, Earl stated upon coming back from Samoa distancing himself from the lyrics of his old shit, saying he doesn’t need fans that only liked his graphic content. Regardless of the lyrics, Earl’s wordplay and flow were almost as good as a 15 year old as they are now.
Domo Genesis – No Idols
From the beginning, Domo’s always been one of my favorite rappers from Odd Future. Rolling Papers was funny and had some highlights, but just wasn’t too solid overall. Under The Influence was real good, and showed how hungry Domo was. Shine and Benediction are two classics from that mixtape alone. Then Domo came through with No Idols, which I still think is his best shit yet. It’s got a lot of features, but Domo carries the whole thing, even though Earl jumps on a few tracks. No Idols is just 40 minutes of great beats and great rap, and show why Domo is easily the most improved Odd Future rapper and probably one of their top 3 right now.
Think Cherry Bomb’s gonna top Goblin?
Wolf was a hell of an album, and may have been musically more interesting than Goblin, but I still think Goblin is his best. Cherry Bomb looks like it’s gonna reach back a little bit into those days, and it’ll be interesting to see what Tyler’s got for us. I hope he gets Earl and Domo on more than a few tracks too.