I can't really blame the dude for being honest. I'm sure one of my main reasons to make an album is to make a wheelbarrow full of money out of it. Besides, he made the beats himself so he gets most of the profits after the record companies and such take their slice. It must feel good to be Tyler right now, or it would, if he'd stop moaning about how sh*tty his life is.
I'm a mixed bag OFWG fan. I'm not so much a fan of their collaborative album, Radical
and I tend to sway more towards the smaller groups within the collective, my favourite of which being MellowHype
. They actually have a re-issue out next month, so I'm looking forward to that. I'm not an Earl dick sucker like many are either - I mean, yeah, he's talented but all of this surrounding where he is (Samoa) and the "support" from fans just drowns out what was special on his album to me. Then I liked Tyler a lot but I reckon that's because he's more of a wordsmith than the others. Believe it or not, aside from the punchy "Bitches Suck Dick", he's quite the poet. Now, I've moved onto Frank Ocean
after hearing his vocals on the Goblin track "She". I was hooked. He isn't the best singer in the group, no, but I loved how it made me feel. Surprisingly moving for an album centred around schizophrenia, abuse, rape, murder and mental illness.
So, yeah, I think in another 12 months we'll be seeing who the real hard-hitters of the group are. I'm hoping Syd Tha Kyd releases her own album, as she handles a lot of the beats for them and think she's got a great sound.