Tyler, the Creator Tweets that Odd Future Are "No More"
Last night (May 27), though, de facto ringleader Tyler tweeted that the group — often referred to by the abbreviation OFWGKTA — were "no more."
In a series of nostalgic tweets reflecting on the group's earlier years, Tyler noted how much he missed his Odd Future friends and collaborators, but said that the notorious acronym would live on forever.
damn going threw the old golf wang photos shit. i miss my friends alot. 5 years later isnt that long but wow soooo much has happened— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) May 28, 2015
although its no more, those 7 letters are forever.— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) May 28, 2015
UPDATE: Tyler has now shared the following tweet, implying that OF may not be over after all.
UPDATE 2 (May 29): Adding a bit more confusion to this all, Earl Sweatshirt has now tweeted the following:
ALL I WAS DOING WAS LOOKING AT OLD PHOTOS WITH FRIENDS AND THINKING ABOUT HOW TIME FLIES, CRAZY HOW ONE TWEET CAN STIR SO MUCH— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) May 28, 2015
no sympathy for male virgins who're in their feelings about tyler pointing out and solidifying the obvious.— EARL (@earlxsweat) May 29, 2015
Odd Future released a number of collaborative compilations and mixtapes, starting with 2008's The Odd Future Tape and, most recently, 2012's The OF Tape Vol. 2. They also frequently toured together.
TO ALL ODD FUTURE RUNOFF: SAVE YOURSELF YEARS OF EMBARRASSMENT AND STOP DRESSING LIKE AN EASTER BASKET, GO TALK TO SOME BITCHES! TRUSMEDADY— EARL (@earlxsweat) May 29, 2015
In addition to the solo success of artists like Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Syd tha Kyd, Domo Genesis, Mike G and Matt Martians, the collective also spawned collaborative member projects like MellowHype, the Internet, MellowHigh, EarlWolf and Sweaty Martians.
Odd Future also branched out into the TV world, teaming up with Adult Swim for their Loiter Squad television show.
The group often came under public scrutiny for everything from accusations of assault, homophobic lyrics, sexism and general idiocy. Relive the happier times by watching the collective's 2011 interview with Nardwuar in the player below.