now usually i dont do this, but uh, go head and break em off with a little bit of that track by track breakdown
1 -- Hi.
2 -- Bitches
i spent this whole track waiting for the real beat to start. this shit is basic and boring. The lyrics kinda match that. domo genesis has a few bars and a pretty good flow, but can’t carry much by himself, and hodgy is probably the overall wackest in OF
3 -- NY
sounds like a goblin leftover. nothing really draws you in to make you wanna listen to this.
4 -- Ya Know
the internet have the best production and most rounded song-making on the tape (to this point). definitely seems like non-rapping OF >> rapping OF. i don’t love this track, but it’s a good enough song.
5 -- forest green
mike g has a pretty nice flow. he’s not rappity-rap and not on some ‘rape your grandma’ shit either. beat is nothing special but he rides it right
6 -- lean
another hodgy & domo collab on this one. the beat is a lot better than earlier. some of the bars are real weak though, and neither of these dudes really have mic presence
7 -- analog 2
frank ocean can sing. that doesn’t detract from the ass nature of this song. tyler sleepwalks through it
8 -- 50
the beat is on some soundclick shit, and the dude spitting is trying too hard to “body” the beat and ends up sounding mad unconvincing and corny
9 -- snow white
beat is the typical OF mix of menacing and futuristic-trippy. shit got some creep to it, though. hodgy sounds good on this. not dropping heat, but his flow is pretty good here. frank ocean sounds *completely* out of place on the hook though
10 -- rella
one of the better beats to this point, if only cuz it’s got a little hair on the chest. tyler’s the only one who can ride this beat, though, with hodgy & domo sounding young and frightened
11 -- real bitch
absolutely awful song. beat sucks, lyrics suck, hook sucks, attempt at singing sucks, attempt at humor sucks, etc
12 -- P
this is okay. typical OF song. dark beat and teenage rappers. tyler again shines, but to quote guru it’s mostly tha voice (he gains no appeal from spitting about lunchables). also, he has better lyrics than the bullshit like this from hodgy: “you niggas real square, madison.” sheesh
13 - white
frank ocean solo. if you dont like hearing him croon, there’s nothing here for you. shit bores me personally, especially with nothing special behind it
14 -- hcad
beat isn’t bad, but definitely isn’t flames. it’s passable. this one also has a bit more rawness to it than some other cuts, but the rawness feels earned. another mearly listenable song.
15 -- sam (is dead)
another track that meets all the standard OF requirements. it’s complimented by a terrible hook and cringe-inducing tyler verse.
16 -- doms
tough beat. bars are lightwork.
17 -- we got bitches
this is supposed to be a joke but it’s really unfunny. i guess i could be talking about most of odd future with that last sentance, but it’s especially clear to see with this song.
18 -- oldie
i wish all OF beats were like this. shit sounds dusty as fuck and each part of it gets to breathe a little bit. this is the kinda shit you can actually do some emcee shit to, if you want. it also features a guest verse from earl -- his only showing -- and once again proves why he’s the only member of this crew worth checking for (especially in a ten-minute posse cut).
this sounds like a tape made of songs that got cut from other projects. most of it is bland and repetitive. if you’ve heard the other OF tapes, it’s more of the same; if you haven’t, you’d be better off checking out some earlier wolf gang shit to hear their best efforts. none of these songs (except maybe a DJ-edited version of the final one) will make it to my ipod, so that pretty much tells you what you need to know.
GRADE --- 1/5