->''"Fuck that, I'm Hitler, everyone's a fucking nazi!"''
-->-- '''Tyler, the Creator''', "Window"

[[caption-width-right:349:From left to right: [[ThoseTwoGuys Taco Bennett,]] [[MrFanservice Frank Ocean,]] [[ThoseTwoGuys Jasper,]] [[TheGhost Matt,]] [[TheStoner Domo Genesis,]] [[BigBad Wolf Haley,]] [[TheHero Tyler, The Creator,]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mike G,]] [[TheSlacker Hodgy Beats,]] [[TheLadette Syd Tha Kyd,]] [[TeenGenius Earl Sweatshirt,]] and Left Brain]]

[[WordSaladTitle Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All]], often abbreviated OFWGKTA or Odd Future, is a music/skateboarding/artist collective out of Los Angeles, California. The main members were Tyler, the Creator (the de facto leader), Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, Left Brain, Matt Martians, Syd tha Kyd, Jasper "Dolphin" Loc and Taco Bennett. The group itself consists not only of hip hop and R&B artists but also skaters and other traditional artists; Tyler has given an estimate of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 60 members total]], all ranging in age from 17 to 25 at the group's formation.

There are multiple groups inside the collective: [=MellowHype=] (rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain); [=EarlWolf=] (Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator); The Jet Age of Tomorrow (producers Matt Martians and Hal Williams); The Internet (Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians); The Super 3 (Matt Martians and others, see below) and I Smell Panties (Jasper Dolphin and Tyler, the Creator). The group's net-based promotion has also produced a staggering amount of individual tracks, including an R&B parody song called "Love in Da Mall" by T.T.D.D. (Tyler, Taco, [=DeVon=] (Jasper) and Domo Genesis) and a parody of Lil B by Young Nigga ([[spoiler:aka Tyler in a wig]]) called "Come Threw Looking Clean".

They have garnered a cult following and have been receiving steady press from blogs as well as magazines. Tyler won the 2011 MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist (for his viral "Yonkers" video) and Frank Ocean's debut album, ''channel ORANGE'', won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2013 Grammys (it almost made Album of the Year, too.)

From 2012 to 2014, Creator/AdultSwim broadcasted their own live-action TV show ''Loiter Squad'', produced by ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' producers Dickhouse.

In 2015, a photo posted by Tyler to Twitter with the caption "Although it's no more, those 7 letters (OFWGKTA) will remain forever" led many to believe that the collective was splitting up. Tyler eventually chalked the reactions up to a misunderstanding, although they were heightened by further evidence of storms brewing amongst the group members. They ultimately confirmed in 2016 that they were still together.

Because of the sprawling nature of this {{Troperiffic}} group, we've split up each artist and group within the collective into manageable entries below.


[[folder:Tyler, the Creator]]
'''Tyler, the Creator'''

De facto leader and, as his name suggests, creator of Odd Future. Tyler (aka Ace Creator, Wolf Haley, [[spoiler:Young Nigga]]) saw the talents he and his peers had after years of being friends and decided to form a group where they could make their own rules. His song "Bastard" explicitly states, "I feel we're more talented than 40 year old rappers talking about Gucci when they have kids they haven't seen in years." Tyler's interest in music started at a young age, when he would design his own albums with cover art and tracklistings. By fourteen, he was teaching himself how to play the piano and by fifteen, he was producing his own music.

Tyler's chiefly influenced by horror films and the slick electro funk of The Neptunes, and it shows. A sizable portion of Tyler's output is autobiographical, referencing his [[ParentalAbandonment missing father]], [[DidNotGetTheGirl being used in a rebound relationship]] and his confessional thoughts on his own life. The rest of his work incorporates elaborate storytelling scenarios involving tales of rape, murder and substance abuse. The latter part has gotten him in trouble with advocacy groups and the press, with no help from Tyler's tell-it-like-it-is demeanour and general wackiness. He famously told lesbian rock band Music/TeganAndSara to [[YouNeedToGetLaid call him if they needed "some hard dick]]" after they called him out on his language. Tyler went on record early in 2012 to say that the latter elements of his style no longer interest him.

In early 2013, ''Wolf'' was announced for an April 2nd release date, and shortly thereafter the video for the first single, "Domo23", was posted.

* ''The Odd Future Tape'' (Odd Future compilation, 2008)
* ''Bastard'' (2009; chopped and screwed version by Mike G, 2010)
* ''Radical'' (Odd Future compilation, 2010)
* ''Goblin'' (2011)
* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''Wolf'' (2013)
* ''Cherry Bomb'' (2015)
* ''Scum Fuck Flower Boy'' (2017)

!Tyler, the Creator provides examples of:

* TheAce: [[MeaningfulName Ace Creator.]]
* ADarkerMe: Two of them: Ace Creator and Wolf Haley. Ace is more of a boastful hotshot while Wolf is an evil, [[Music/{{Eminem}} Slim Shady]]-esque figure. Wolf predominately collaborates with Earl Sweatshirt.
** ''Wolf'' also introduces Samuel, who is much more often PlayedForDrama and is much less FauxAffablyEvil than the others as much as simply conflicted and extremely troubled.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Frequently referenced in every one of his albums.
* {{Adorkable}}: As fans who meet him in real life in Los Angeles are quick to note.
* AnachronicOrder: ''Wolf'' takes place either between ''Bastard'' and ''Goblin'' or before both. Tyler has hinted on his Formspring account that there's one last piece of the puzzle left to confirm the order. Although now, it seems he's abandoned the concept. Cherry Bomb doesn't link with the previous stories, although there's some references to Wolf, like at the ending segment of "OKAGA, CA."
* AnachronismStew: Even though Tyler's albums are all telling one story, there's a lot of references to himself and what's going on in his current life. ''Wolf'' contains plenty of references to ''Bastard'' and ''Goblin'' even though it's supposed to take place beforehand.
* {{Angrish}}/DiggingYourselfDeeper: Tyler's default mode in interviews and the like, when it comes to being called homophobic, racist and/or misogynist. In a few early interviews, he stated that he writes some of his songs in character. Instead of repeating these sentiments and stamping out any feelings of ill will when his lyrics comes under fire, Tyler lashes out further. He famously told Music/TeganAndSara to [[YouNeedToGetLaid call him if they needed "some hard dick]]" after they complained about his lyrics and, during a June 2013 concert, called out a feminist protestor (who organized a campaign to have Tyler banned from Australia for his lyrics) at an Australian venue by shouting, "Fucking bitch, I wish she could hear me call her a bitch, too, fucking whore. Yeah, I got a sold-out show right now bitch. Hey this fucking song is dedicated to you, you fucking cunt."
* ArtistDisillusionment[=/=]CreatorBreakdown: According to his image he's been in one constant breakdown since before he even started, but ''Wolf'' begins to ''heavily'' suggest that it may not just be an act anymore. Stereogum's review of it even mentioned that they "hope he finds a way out of the honest-to-god depression that seems to have produced the album."
* AscendedFanboy: Tyler's biggest influence is Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes; Tyler has said many times that Pharrell's solo album ''In My Mind'' is his favorite record. The two finally met and apparently [[http://www.rapbasement.com/tyler-the-creator/080111-pharrell-williams-signs-odd-future-member-tyler-the-creator-to-his-i-am-other-label.html Pharrell has signed Tyler to his record label.]] Tyler even called Pharrell to wish him a happy Father's Day in 2011.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Inglorious" asks for all legitimate bastards to yell "Fuck You" to the fathers that left them. Subverted, since the song has never been performed live, and according to Tyler, never will be.
** Attempted again in "Golden", but declared "corny as fuck" a few seconds into it.
** "Sandwitches"'s mantra of "WOLF GANG!" is this played straight when performed live; the studio version, however, is a MadnessMantra with only Tyler chanting but imagining that others are shouting along with him.
** "Yonkers", with reason.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: In "Rella", Tyler is briefly shown naked...without a penis.
* BassoProfundo: Tyler uses an octave-shifting effect on his voice to achieve this, [[BadassBaritone though he already had an impressively deep voice without it.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad]]
* BlackComedy: His dark imagery is very brutal and horrifying, but tongue-and-cheek enough to not be straight and subtle enough to not be DeadBabyComedy (compared to Earl's early stuff, at least).
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Tyler has these in "Yonkers" and "She."
* BlessedWithSuck: His deep, smoky voice is one of the things that helped his style become so memorable, but he also has lamented that it means he could never be a very successful singer due to how limited his range is.
* BreakoutCharacter: As a result of getting all of the media attention up until [=MellowHype=] re-issued ''[=BlackenedWhite=]'', Tyler has been trying to avoid this trope like the plague, urging his fans to give attention to the other members of Odd Future as he did not want to leave them behind.
* ButtMonkey: At times.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Lee Spielman's raspy screaming on "Trashwang" is...unnerving, to say the least.
* CallingTheOldManOut: ''At least'' [[OncePerEpisode Once Per Album]]. ''Bastard'' was particularly saturated with anguished references to his absentee father.
* CatsAreMean: While it's really a voice in his head, Tyler's darkest thoughts manifest themselves as Tron Cat, a creature that tells him to torture, rape, murder, and then cannibalize his victims, although not necessarily in that order.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} - It's unclear how much of it is an act, though. His wikipedia page notes that he has referred to himself as a unicorn, a table, and a purse. Both in raps and out of them.
* TheCameo: Tyler produced most of Domo Genesis' album ''Rolling Papers'' and makes plenty of uncredited cameos across it.
* ClusterFBomb: Used with both F-words and the N-word.
** A particularly beautiful one at the beginning of Bastard.
-->"Yo, fuck 2DopeBoyz and fuck Nah Right and any other fuck-nigga-ass blog that can't put an 18 year old nigga making his own fucking beats, covers, videos and all that shit. Fuck you post-Drake-ass cliche-jerking, LA-slauson rapping fuck-nigga-ass Hypebeast niggas, now back to the album.
* ConceptAlbum: Tyler's first album, ''Bastard'', starts with school therapist Dr. TC introducing himself to Tyler and all of the rapping that follows is in response to the therapist's questions. It has an overt theme about how Tyler is a bastard in the literal sense, and how he feels about it.
** ''Goblin'' supposedly picks back up where ''Bastard'' ended, introducing Wolf Haley and Tron Cat, the evil voice in Tyler's head.
** Many fans think ''Wolf'' takes place between ''Bastard'' and ''Goblin'' with [[spoiler:the latter starting right after ''Wolf'']]. An [[http://noisey.vice.com/blog/the-conspiracy-theorists-guide-to-tyler-the-creators-wolf-trilogy alternate theory]] suggests ''Wolf'' occurs before both of them.
* ContinuityNod: Tina never did perm her weave.
* CountryMatters
* CreatorBacklash: He's long gotten tired of "Yonkers," though he's thankful for the success it's brought him. He's also mentioned that he can't stand to listen to "Golden," but moreso because it makes him feel awkward and uncomfortable than because he thinks it's bad.
** He tweeted that he hates ''Goblin'' because he felt the album makes him come off more gimmicky than he actually is.
* CreepyBasement: The one all the women get locked up in.
* CreepyDoll: He plays one in the video for "IFHY".
* CursedWithAwesome: As mentioned in "Answer," growing up without a father and his angst over his abandonment is one of the things that fuels his creative output, and is partially responsible for kickstarting his career.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Samuel from ''Wolf'' was sent to the camp after "Some messed up stuff happened back home," Which is later revealed to have been [[spoiler:Sam bringing a gun to school and committing mass murder.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Goblin takes place at the end of the overarching narrative.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: While not really much of a "snarker," perhaps, but he'll often go into [[CloudCuckooLander long tangents of absurdity while maintaining a completely deadpan composure and sound completely genuine.]] For instance, his comments about ''Wolf'' before its release as mentioned under SelfDeprecation.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: the music videos for "Yonkers" and "French".
* {{Determinator}}: Tyler. Break a foot at the beginning of a concert? Finish concert... after going to a doctor of course.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Raquel befriended Tyler in high school, confiding her personal secrets and relationship issues in him. When he made his move to solidify a relationship with her by asking her out to the prom, she turned him down and got back with her man. Tyler's thoughts about Raquel show up in his work as much as his issues with his negligent father does. Early on, the character of Sarah was used as a placeholder for Raquel so he could viciously assault her through song. Leads to...
** DisproportionateRetribution: In "Sarah", she said no to being Tyler's date to the homecoming prom. [[AbductionIsLove So she's abducted,]] dragged into a CreepyBasement, [[DateRape raped]], killed, [[ImAHumanitarian eaten]] and [[ILoveTheDead raped again]].
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu:
-->'''From "Yonkers":''' Jesus called, he said he's sick of the disses / I told him to quit bitchin', this isn't a fuckin' hotline
* DontTryThisAtHome / ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: The intro to "Radicals":
-->'''Tyler:''' Random disclaimer... Hey, don't do anything that I say in this song, okay? It's fuckin' fiction. If anything happens, don't fuckin' blame me, [[GenreSavvy white America. Fuck Bill O'Reilly.]][[note]]Bill O'Reilly is a critic of violent lyrics, believing that hearing them incites violent behaviour and criminal activity.[[/note]]
* DrivenToMadness: Upon learning that Her [[spoiler: Probably Salem]] got back with her man. [[spoiler: Probably Sam.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: In the video for "Yonkers".
** Contemplates it at the end of "Inglorious", but doesn't follow through on it.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: I Smell Panties is the earliest release by the group. Talk about first impressions...
* EpicRocking:
** The TitleTrack off of ''Bastard'' is just over 6 minutes long.
** The TitleTrack off of ''Goblin'' is almost 7 minutes long, while "Radicals", "Nightmare", "Fish / Boppin' Bitch", "Window", and "Golden" are all over five. At 8 minutes, "Window" is the longest.
** "[=PartyIsntOver=]/Campfire/Bimmer" off of ''Wolf'' is over 7 minutes long, although the track ''is'' a compilation of three different songs. There's also "Rusty", which is just over five.
** "[=2Seater=]", "Fucking Young", "Smuckers", and "Okaga, CA" off of ''Cherry Bomb'' are all over 5 minutes. "[=2Seater=]" is the longest with a duration ten seconds shy of 7 minutes.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Eating the cockroach and hanging himself in the "Yonkers" video
* EvilSoundsDeep: Inverted with Dr. TC, who is probably the sanest person on Tyler's albums; played straight by Tyler's Wolf Haley persona. For those who have trouble telling them apart, Wolf has a slight growl to it. [[SubvertedTrope However...]]
* EyePop: Done by Tyler himself in his "Fucking Young" video. However, since it's a live-action instance, it does look slightly off.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Wolf.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: ...the first clue that Dr. TC isn't all he's cracked up to be comes in the first few seconds of "Goblin", where he says that Tyler "don't even have the balls" to kill himself. Choice words coming from a supposed health professional...
** Additional signs: Dr. TC finishes one of Tyler's sentences in "Goblin" and starts one of them in "Nightmare".
** "Parking Lot" ends with someone warning Wolf that Sam is out to kill him. The next track, "Rusty", ends with [[spoiler:Sam making a dramatic appearance and shooting Earl.]]
* FreudianExcuse: [[DisappearedDad His dad]].
* GratuitousPanning: The codas to "Yonkers" and "Tron Cat".
** Also a fun example in "Radicals":
--> [[rtl:[[BlatantLies Left]]]] [[GratuitousPanning Right]] [[rtl:[[StylisticSuck Left]]]] [[RunningGag Right]]
** First time you hear that, you reverse you headphones, because you think you're wearing them backwards.
** Although, eventually in the chorus they do say left and right on the left and right headphones.
** Also used to great effect during "She," where Wolf Haley finally talks to the object of his [[StalkingIsLove obsession]] one on one. The effect is rather unsettling:
--> "I just wanna talk, conversate/'Cause I usually just stalk you and masturbate/And I finally got the courage to ask you on a date, so just say yes/And let the future fall into place, cunt."
* GutturalGrowler: That really is his natural voice. And he does not smoke.
* {{Hatedom}}: Tyler inexplicably hates SteveHarvey and Kenan Thompson.
* TheHero
* HeroicBSOD: The final three songs of ''Goblin''.
** Heroic?
* HiddenTrack: "VCR" comes paired with hidden track "Wheels". Ditto for "Boppin' Bitch" hidden after "Fish".
* IAmSong: "Bastard".
* IntercourseWithYou: "VCR", using an extended metaphor of stuff like recorders and cassette tapes.
* IJustLikeSayingTheWord: Tyler has defended his use of the word "faggot" by saying that he knows it hurts people emotionally.
--> '''Tyler:''' "Well, I have gay fans and they don't really take it offensive, so I don't know. If it offends you, it offends you."
* InactionVideo: The video for "Yonkers", although played straight and [[TropesAreNotBad excellently creepy]].
* {{Instrumentals}}: [="AU79"=] and "Untitled 63".
* {{Jerkass}}: Wolf, Ace, and Samuel. While Wolf and Ace go for a more over-the-top, CrazyAwesome, FauxAffablyEvil affair, Samuel is more of just a straight {{Jerkass}}.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tyler himself.
* KillEmAll: The endings of [[spoiler:"Bitch Suck Dick" and "Window".]]
** Except, of course, for [[spoiler:Earl Sweatshirt, who doesn't appear on the album]]. However, considering the throwaway instrumental [="AU79"=] placed right after, as well as the track "Llama" that featured Earl and was cut, it can be assumed that [[spoiler:Earl was killed between "Bitch Suck Dick" and "Window", even if we didn't hear it]].
** The track "Llama" appears to have turned into "Rusty" on ''Wolf'', which takes place before ''Goblin'' and confirms that [[spoiler:Tyler killed Earl before the others.]]
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The "Yonkers" video keeps the camera centered on Tyler rapping while sitting on a stool, [[SubvertedTrope although the shot goes in and out of focus and Tyler sometimes gets uncomfortably close to the camera.]]
* LighterAndSofter: ''Wolf'', though the album is more emotionally heavy than anything else he's released before.
* ListSong: "Fin", the closing track of their first mixtape, is basically a credits and special thanks roll set to music.
* LyricalDissonance: "She" probably stands out as the biggest winner, considering it's close to a Neptunes-produced slow jam and features resident R&B singer Frank Ocean...only he's singing a chorus full of ParanoiaFuel as well...
--> '''Frank Ocean''': "Ain't no men allowed in your bedroom, you're sleeping alone in bed... Check your window. He's at your window."
--> '''Tyler''': "I just wanna drag your lifeless body to the forest and fornicate with it but that�s because I�m in love with you... cunt."
* MisogynySong: "Boppin' Bitch".
--> '''Tyler''': "Bitch, fuck your feelings, you wasn't feelin' shit when you was down there kneelin'\\
now shut the fuck up, you've got another dick to deal with."
* MoodWhiplash: Tyler's really tongue-in-cheek about a lot of things, considering how dark his music is. However, some of his songs have sections in which he has small acting performances that come across as genuinely disturbing. For example, in "Sarah" and "Window".
** The transition from "Bitch Suck Dick" to "Window" on ''Goblin''.
** Likewise "Domo 23" being placed in the middle of ''Wolf'' right after "Awkward" and "Answer" and "Trashwang" coming out of nowhere right after [[spoiler:Sam kills Earl]] at the end of "Rusty."
** Near the end of the video for "IFHY" when the Tyler-doll is moved into the street and suddenly is violently run over by RealLife Tyler and Hodgy speeding down the road loudly blasting "Jamba," after a somewhat sad and mostly creepy video about two dolls (complete with Tyler and an a woman in UncannyValleyMakeup and cartoonish prosthetic features) in an abusive relationship
** "Pigs" starts out as a rampage reminiscent of the groups earlier work, but as it goes on it's clear that the protagonist actually brought a gun to school and goes into a ''very'' convincing MyGodWhatHaveIDone
** The "Rusty"[=/=]"Trashwang" example actually may need some embellishment, with Earl being interrupted by Samuel entering the studio and shooting him at the end of "Rusty," a very dark and scathing song about everything wrong with their current status (Which is MoodWhiplash in itself), which comes after the aforementioned "Pigs," (Which deconstructs the usual Odd Future violence celebrating with the actual consequences of those actions and a hell of a MyGodWhatHaveIDone, which is ''another'' example of MoodWhiplash) which then leads directly into..... [[StylisticSuck "Trashwang"]].
* MurderBallad: Several on ''Bastard''. "Sarah" is the most gruesome example, featuring [[ILoveTheDead necrophilia]] and [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]]. A handful of other tracks released before and after ''Bastard'' apply as well.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "Window" [[spoiler:ends with Tyler employing a ClusterFBomb version of this after killing the rest of OFWGKTA]].
** He seems to have been honing this skill on ''Wolf'', as it happens both on "48" (From the perspective of Sam coming to terms with the lives he's ruined by drug dealing) and "Pigs" (From Samuel after perpetrating a school shooting).
* NWordPrivileges: To the point that Tyler calls ''everyone'' "nigga", regardless of age, race, gender or ''species''. When he accidentally stepped on a snail, he tweeted,
--> "Like, he Didnt Do Anything To Me. It Was An Accident. Fuck, I'm Sorry Snail Nigga."
** Tyler also told MTV, "If you call me a nigga, I really don't care, but that's just me, personally. Some people might take it the other way; I personally don't give a shit."
** He'll use the ''other'' version of the word, too. From "Tamale": "Tell Creator/SpikeLee he's a goddam nigger."
* NiceHat: His oft-referenced green Supreme hat.
* NoEnding: ''Wolf''[='=]s narrative ends in a confrontation between Samuel and Odd Future. "Treehome95" (a song credited to the character Salem) and "Tamale" follow [[MoodWhiplash out of nowhere]], ending with the solemn "Lone". The final line of dialogue is [[spoiler:Wolf telling TC that he hasn't seen Sammy, but "if I seen that nigga I woulda killed 'em"]].
* ObsessionSong: "Her". His song "Sarah" a [[AbductionIsLove very]] [[BerserkButton grim]] [[DateRape version]] [[ILoveTheDead of]] [[ImAHumanitarian this]].
* OddFriendship: With Music/ASAPRocky. The two rappers went on a tour in 2015, and have been frequent collaborators ever since, with Rocky appearing in "WHAT THE FUCK RIGHT NOW" and "Who Dat Boy", and Tyler returning the favor in "Telephone Calls".
* OncePerEpisode: A StylisticSuck track featuring Jasper and Taco (occasionally with others, as well) that parodies rap tropes ''always'' comes near the end of the album and usually following and preceding heavy MoodWhiplash on every one of his solo releases. This extended to ''The O.F. Tape Vol 2''.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Some ''Cherry Bomb'' songs ("Fucking Young" and "Find Your Wings" come to mind) show Tyler delving into neo-soul, with much lusher and calmer production to act as a yang to the yin of the heavy, abrasive hip hop.
* OverlyLongName: "The Brown Stains of Darkeese Latifah Part 6-12 (Remix)" off of ''Cherry Bomb''. [[EnforcedTrope Tyler made it to purposely be as long as possible without being exaggerated]], since it would be funny if a fan approached him and mentioned the song in its full name. However, most fans just call it "Brown Stains".
* ParentalAbandonment: Tyler, the Creator's father left before he was born.
* PissTakeRap: His work as part of I Smell Panties (granted, it's a comedy rap group) and any track where Taco or Jasper show up with him.
** The track "Come Threw Looking Clean" by Young Nigga, [[spoiler: who is actually Tyler wearing a wig and [[StylisticSuck impersonating Lil B poorly]]]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjhN3MNkiSM Furb Set Anthem]]".
* RecordProducer: Tyler not only creates nearly every single beat he uses, but produces beats for most of the Odd Future roster, including Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Earl Sweatshirt. One of Tyler's signatures is using keyboards and drum samples that have been pitched down severely.
* RecycledLyrics: The line, "Free Earl, that's the fucking shit and if you disagree, lick a couple pimple covered dicks" from "Sandwitches" appears again in "Burger" with the final word changed to "clits".
** The final verse of "Cult Shit" was re-used to end "Yonkers".
** The opening line of "Pimp Slap" reappeared halfway during "Window".
** Tyler has a habit of referencing things from "Yonkers" in his guest verses, including Pusha T's "Trouble On My Mind" and The Game's "Martians vs Goblins".
* RefugeInAudacity: "I'm not crazy, I'm a fucking table!"
** "Come Threw Looking Clean".
** From "Bitch Suck Dick":
--> '''Tyler:''' "At the fucking mall, 40 bitches on my nutsack\\
Pulled up on a motherfuckin' unicorn (I'm gettin' ponies, nigga!)"
** On ''Loiter Squad'', in a clearly unscripted outtake shown during the credits of an episode featuring TonyHawk, Lionel is shown high fiving him while Tyler (both of them are completely out-of-character at this point, mind you; they had just finished filming a skit) does so with a completely deadpan and '''''very loud''''' "Yo, you got bitches on yo dick." Tony looks extremely uncomfortable.
* TheReveal: Fans have known explicitly that Wolf Haley is an alter ego of Tyler, but the true reveal is at the end of his song "Golden": [[spoiler: Dr. TC, in an attempt to calm Tyler after Wolf Haley forced him to kill all of his friends, tells him that ''TC is Wolf Haley'' as well as Tron Cat, the voice giving Tyler evil thoughts.]]
* RhymingWithItself: Tyler, the Creator plays with it on the song "The Tape Intro":
-->"Whether you [[NWordPrivileges nigga]] or esé\\
The [Odd Future] magazine is great because the article's an essay\\
Half you dumb niggas can't even write an essay\\
'Cause all of y'all [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment some stupid asses]]. S.A."
* RockMeAsmodeus: Tyler doesn't care about religion and uses Satanic imagery primarily to piss people off.
* SanitySlippageSong: Pretty much all of ''Goblin'' after "Her". [[spoiler: Tyler hits the DespairEventHorizon, [[ModeLock Mode Locking]] on his Wolf Haley persona (the crowdless rally at the beginning of "Sandwitches" being very telling of the loss of sanity.) Ultimately, Tyler snaps back to sanity after shooting the rest of OFWGKTA in cold blood during an intervention.]] If you want to count "Analog" (a track about a trip to the beach) as part of that, go right ahead.
* SelfDeprecation: From Tyler's Twitter account:
-->"Odd Future Is Just A Trend, NONE Of Them [[NWordPrivileges Niggas]] Have Actually Talent In Any Form Of Way. Their Gimmick Is Gonna Die Out Soon."
-->"I Give It A Month Before Everyone Hates Odd Future."
** From "Goblin":
-->"I mean, I'm not that great of a rapper but as a whole, I'm pretty cool, right?"
** He spent pretty much the entire time promoting ''Wolf'' saying that he "lost his spark" and "Made the worst shit (he) possibly could" and then [[DeadpanSnarker proceeding to list off]] [[StealthInsult every frequent complaint leveled towards]] ''Goblin'' as evidence that the album is going to be "horrible," all while maintaining a straight composure and sounding completely genuine and bewildering interviewers. [[CloudCuckooLander This went on for several months and included any internet appearances and interviews, and he never once showed any hint that he was joking.]]
** From "Trouble On My Mind," his collaboration with Pusha T: "[[RecycledLyrics I'm a fucking walking paradox]] / And a really shitty rapper in his favorite pair of socks."
* SelfMadeMan: To the point that Tyler won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 2011 for a song he wrote, produced and recorded himself, paired with a video that he directed for it. Understandably, he fell off the stage and wept openly after giving his acceptance speech.
* SesameStreetCred: Tyler provided raps for a one-off character in the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Rap it Up." (Tyler named the character in question "Blitz Comet," a play on his alter ego Wolf Haley.)
* ShoutOut:
** "Window"'s opening couplet is lifted straight from Music/TheNotoriousBIG's "Juicy".
** The "She" video opens up on [[Film/{{Troll 2}} Nilbog]] street.
** You could say his "dickless" shot in the "Rella" video was a shout out to Creator/RichardPryor and the opening bit to his variety show.
* ShrugOfGod: Good luck getting a straight answer from Tyler on ''anything'' related to the continuity of his albums' overarching conceptual themes, how to differentiate lyrics and video appearances of Wolf Haley from those of "normal" Tyler or anything related to his various pseudonyms and fictional settings taking place in his lyrics.
* SignificantMonogram: On ''Goblin'', Tyler the Creator, Tron Cat, Doctor TC...noticing a trend?
* SongStyleShift: Tyler's "Radicals" features a vitriolic first half with brief [[SubduedSection subdued sections]]. The second half gives way to a sung refrain and a Chinese harp.
* SopranoAndGravel: When he and Frank Ocean collaborate, the latter serves as the soprano to the former's gravel.
* StealthPun: This line from "Domo23"; "And I never pull back, shout out to my nigga Taco!"[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke See, it's funny becaue Taco's foreskin is pulled back...]][[/note]]
* StudioChatter: "Oh I don't need the metronome, bro." at the beginning of "Her".
* StylisticSuck: Any time Tyler decides to parody hot trends in rap music. These songs will usually feature Taco and Jasper, and include "Swag Me Out", "Tina", "Bitch Suck Dick" and "We Got Bitches". The 2013 song [[{{Crunkcore}} "Trashwang"]] brought this trope to [[UpToEleven a whole new level,]] who enlisted even three more non-rappers to rap on the song. Tyler even shouts out to Lil B, which is fitting [[StealthParody since Lil B has made an entire career (mostly) based on this trope.]] Tyler's two songs "Come Threw Lookin Clean" and "She Won't a Young Nigga" are parodies of Lil B.
** Much of his cover and poster art, but especially the standard edition artwork for ''Wolf.'' Note that the Tyler in the background is actually in the foreground and clips over the "foreground" Tyler's hat.
** Tyler's production style relies more on melody, harmony and composition than it sounds (BADBADNOTGOOD's covers of his songs really show this), but he constantly uses deliberately lame stock keyboard synthesizer sounds to produce most of his beats, as he loves the way they sound. Justified, as The Neptunes generally turned this into an artform with their chart-topping hits in the early 2000s, of which Tyler is a giant fan. This seems to go over the head of some of his detractors, though, whom frequently cite them as lack-of-skill.
*** Tyler also made a lot of stink when ''Wolf'' came out that he had to get the album mixed correctly, to remove some of the frequency distortion, phase distortion and audio clipping his earlier works had. Apparently, Tyler really likes raw masters, and proper mixing removes some of the intensity of the performance.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: ''Goblin'' has "She" (despite heavy LyricalDissonance), "Her" and "Analog". The latter is about lighting fireworks and swimming in a lake.
** His new song "Awkward.", which appears on Tyler's 2012 Summer Camp Mix.
** Also "Treehome95" from ''Wolf''.
* TakeThatCritics: Tyler is exceptionally vocal about hip hop blogs 2DopeBoyz and Nah Right not supporting Odd Future early on, but the ''opening seconds'' of his album ''Bastard'' really takes the cake:
--> "Yo, fuck 2DopeBoyz and fuck Nah Right and any other fuck-nigga-ass blog that can't put an 18 year old nigga making his own fucking beats, covers, videos and all that shit; fuck you post-Music/{{Drake}}-ass cliche-jerking, [[{{Hipster}} LA-slauson]] rapping fuck-nigga-ass Hypebeast niggas, now back to the album."
* ThinkerPose: At the start of the "Yonkers" video.
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler: Wolf Haley, Tron Cat and Dr. TC are all alter egos of Tyler. And these alter egos are all ''[[IHaveManyNames the same person]]''.]]
* UncannyValley: Invoked with Tyler's [[UncannyValleyMakeup prosthetic features]] in the video for "IFHY."
* {{Unperson}}: On the one-year anniversary of ''Bastard'''s release, brandUn [=DeShay=]'s verse on "Session" was replaced with one by Mike G, since Tyler and [=DeShay=] fell out with each other.
* UnpluggedVersion: "Yonkers" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uPBTEy9oOw on piano.]]
* UnusualEuphemism:
--> '''from "Her":''' "She is who I'm thinking of when I am [[ADateWithRosiePalms beating Richard up]]."
--> '''from "Sandwitches":''' "The way your daughter smackin' dicks, surprised she hasn't taken gymnastic dick inside her alley oop."
--> '''from OF's "Rella":''' "Your girlfriend had a really nice meeting with my dick."
* WhamEpisode: "Rusty" on ''Wolf'', which ends with [[spoiler:Samuel shooting and killing Earl, which was foreshadowed at the end of the previous track, "Parking Lot", with Wolf being warned that Sam was out to kill him after he found out that Wolf had been hanging with Sam's girlfriend Salem.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Played with. "Trashwang" ends in Odd Future apparently about to gang up on Samuel. The last three songs don't follow up on the narrative at all, save for the final line of dialogue: [[spoiler:"If I seen that nigga [Sam] I woulda killed 'em"]]. The video for, and title of, "Sam (Is Dead)" give us a semblance of what happened, even though the song "Lone" implies that [[spoiler:either Tyler doesn't know where he is, or he's lying about it.]]
* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: White women? All sorts of sex (and possibly dismemberment.) Black women? Expect a dismissive attitude about their temper or body weight.
* WolverinePublicity: In an interesting twist on this trope, ''Tyler'' is being used in this way already for other, more experienced artists. He's already appeared on Pusha T's new single, and is slated to appear on The Game's upcoming album. He's alluded to getting many more offers.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Tyler plays himself on his albums as a violent psychopath with serious DaddyIssues, girl problems, loneliness, and depression. In one track he's lamenting his feelings and failures in life, and in the next he's lashing out, partying, killing people, and wreaking havoc. Goblin is at his most morbid and takes place chronologically at the end of the narrative.
* WordSaladLyrics: Especially in his older material, where [[ShoutOut pop culture references]], BlackComedy and {{Squick}} are tossed around at random.

[[folder:Hodgy Beats]]
'''Hodgy Beats'''

Rapper and one half of [=MellowHype=]. Originally exhibiting a mellow, unsure delivery, Hodgy Beats' rapping style hardened to a more aggressive style after working with producer Left Brain. Has a rather distinctive laugh that is heard across many tracks. Hodgy also has a good singing voice and has used it on several tracks, including Tyler's "Analog" and Domo Genesis' "Drunk".

* ''The Odd Future Tape'' (Odd Future compilation, 2008)
* ''The Dena Tape'' (2009)
* ''Radical'' (Odd Future compilation, 2010)
* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''Untitled EP'' (2012)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''Untitled EP 2'' (2013)
* ''Dena Tape 2'' (2015)
* ''They Watchin Lofi Series 1'' (2016)
* ''Dukkha'' (2016)
* ''Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide'' (2016)

!Hodgy Beats provides examples of:
* TheAlcoholic: According to Tyler in "Answer"
* TheCameo: Some uncredited singing appearances across the board, most notably on Domo Genesis' "Drunk" (though he is mentioned by Domo himself in the first verse.)
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Early on, Hodgy was TheStoner. After hooking up with Left Brain, his delivery grew more aggressive and moved towards more gangsta rap topics such as money, police and illicit substances. He also showed certain lyrical similarities to Tyler and Earl during this period, peppering his lyrics with political incorrectness and faux-Satanic references in ''Blackenedwhite'' as well as his cameos on Earl's self-titled mixtape and Tyler's ''Goblin'', while at the same time providing a more laid-back foil for the vitriolic antics of the latter two. Later on he dropped most of the lyrical darkness and became a full-on "cool guy" figure in OF and sort of TheMario of the group.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: On Domo Genesis' "SteamRoller": "Weed, you got it, I want it, I want it if you got weed."
* PissTakeRap: His songs performed under the name of Young Swag.
* RockMeAsmodeus: Employed liberally in his mid-period work.
* TheStoner: Hodgy's early records made him really look like a stoner. He enjoys weed, too.
* StudioChatter: His lone album is full of it.
* StylisticSuck: "Real Niggas" and "Respect My Gangsta", parodies of rap clichés released under the name Young Swag.


Hip hop group composed of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain.

* ''[=YelloWhite=]'' (2010)
* ''[=BlackenedWhite=]'' (2010)
* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''Numbers'' (2012)
* ''INSA'' (2014)

![=MellowHype=] provides examples of:

* ClusterFBomb
* GagNose: Left Brain's nose is the stuff of legend. There was once a period where his artist image on last.fm was that of [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward's house]].
* IronicNickname: Hodgy Beats raps while Left Brain makes the beats.
* NiceHat: Left Brain's dog hat, as seen in the page image.
* ProphetEyes: Hodgy Beats and Left Brain in "64."
* RecordProducer: Left Brain focuses mainly on producing and leaves Hodgy to appear in the press. He has produced not only for Hodgy and [=MellowHype=], but for other members in the group.
* RockMeAsmodeus: To the point that the re-issue cover of ''[=BlackenedWhite=]'' is an upside-down cross. The ''Numbers'' cover also features a similar cross.
* ShoutOut: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWMOEVdXR2o "64"]] has shout outs to ''Film/VillageOfTheDamned1960'' and ''Film/TheRing''.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Justified because they're already a group of two anyway.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''[=BlackenedWhite=]'' was originally released online on October 31st, 2010, but a remastered version with a new cover was released on July 12, 2011. The tracklist was changed, notably removing the songs with Earl Sweatshirt [[ExecutiveMeddling due to his mother]] not signing release forms for his verses to be used.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: TheRing girl in [=MellowHype=]'s video for "64."

[[folder:Earl Sweatshirt]]

'''Earl Sweatshirt'''

One of the most [[TeenGenius prodigous]] members of the group, Earl Sweatshirt (aka Sly Tendencies and Early Man) is the son of famed poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile. His lyrical content is the most vitriolic and gruesome of the bunch, constantly featuring wanton murder, rape, necrophilia and cannibalism. Despite this, his impressive and inventive uses of wordplay, double entendres and multi-syllabic rhyming have garnered considerable critical praise.

Earl managed to squeeze out one album and a handful of collaborations before [[TheGhost mysteriously disappearing]]. Eventually, ''Complex'' magazine found him in a boarding school in Samoa (his mother's government job involved her working there for some time.) Odd Future refused to comment on the situation, though Tyler expressed worry over fans coming after Earl's mom for sending him there. Earl's mother also refused to allow additional songs featuring Earl to be released. Earl's disappearance prompted the chanting of "Free Earl" in concerts and in songs.

Early 2012, [[http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/earl-sweatshirt-returns-drops-new-song-home-1006140752.story#/column/the-juice/earl-sweatshirt-returns-drops-new-song-home-1006140752.story Earl arrived back in the United States.]] He officially made his return on the songs "Home" and "Oldie", and made his return performance at a New York show in March 2012. In a recent interview, [[WordOfGod Earl confirmed]] that he was sent to Samoa [[{{Jossed}} but only because]] he was "doing some bad stuff at the time" that was entirely unrelated to his rapping. Earl's lyrical content changed drastically after his return: he excised all of the horrorcore elements and traded those for [[SerialEscalation even more amazing lyrical skills]].

Earl announced his ''Doris'' album in late 2012 before dropping the video for the "Chum" single. Another single, "Whoa" (with Tyler on the hook) followed in March of 2013. After much waiting, anticipation, and plenty of delays, his studio debut album ''Doris'' was released in August 2013 to critical acclaim, followed up by the near-surprise release of ''I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside'' in 2015.

* ''Kitchen Cutlery'' (2009; unreleased)
* ''EARL'' (2010)
* ''Radical'' (Odd Future compilation, 2010)
* ''The OF Tape Vol. 2'' (2012)
* ''Doris'' (2013)
* '' I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside'' (2015)

!Earl Sweatshirt provides examples of:

* AxCrazy
* CreatorBreakdown: The real reason for his departure to Samoa, and highly implied in "Chum."
* DeadpanSnarker
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Like it's nothin' cuz it's nothin', biiiitch" is part of the refrain to "Hive".
* DisproportionateRetribution: Earl kills a girl because she turns off Music/{{Eminem}}'s ''Relapse'' and puts on ''[[Music/JayZ The Blueprint 3]]''.
* DoggedNiceGuy: {{Deconstructed}} in "Luper." As the song goes from an ode to unrequited love to [[spoiler: an ObsessionSong, the narrator transitions to a StalkerWithACrush whom abducts the target of his obsession and murders her in his basement.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Two:
** The first was "Earl," which established him as the most brutal and young of the group, and introduced his impeccable wordplay. The music video has more {{Gorn}} than any of the groups video output since.
** The second being "Chum," upon his return from Samoa shows that he's actually a far more intelligent, introspective person with a lot of flaws and issues but is generally the OnlySaneMan, and ''even more'' insane wordplay.
* ForTheEvulz
* GargleBlaster: The video for "Earl". Cocaine, marijuana, cough syrup and loads of other drugs are blended into a smoothie and consumed. Everyone starts bleeding and dying as a result.
* TheGhost: From March 2010 to February 8th 2012.
* HesBack: He returned triumphantly from his disappearance with ''Home'', and has kept up appearances on "Chum" and "Whoa".
* HurricaneOfPuns: His lyrical style pretty much boils down to taking this as far as it will possibly go, [[SerialEscalation and then taking it even further.]] You may need to take notes sometimes.
* KillEmAll
* MoodWhiplash: "Wakeupfaggot", the skit on ''EARL'' where his mom wakes him up, is a pretty funny break from all the hate that bookends it.
* MurderBallad: Earl's are ''[[{{Gorn}} the]]'' [[{{Gorn}} most gruesome]] of the bunch. [[ILoveTheDead Necrophilia]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]], wanton violence, you got it. He even stabs a woman in the group's AntiChristmasSong just because she'd look "nicer in a bag".
* OnlySaneMan: He's usually this when he's on ''Loiter Squad.''
* [[RockOpera Rap Opera]]: ''Earl''.
* RefugeInAudacity: "Couch" has Earl and Tyler one-upping themselves in a gross out contest, ending with Tyler coming up with "Drown your bitch in a tub of cum and throw a shark in it", then stabbing Earl and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill setting him on fire.]]
* RockMeAsmodeus: Earl is a full-on atheist. He used to use satanic imagery primarily to piss people off; now he makes insanely clever remarks, such as the venison line in "Whoa".
* RunningGag: "Thisniggaugly" has the repeated "GOT DAMN" sound clip.
* SuprisinglyGentleSong: His first official single back from Samoa, "Chum," marks a turning point in his character, but is also the first song he ever released that wasn't [[{{Horrorcore}} horrifying]] [[AxCrazy or]] [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]] in any way.
** "Luper" [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this, ''[[ObsessionSong horribly.]]''
* TeenGenius: Earl's lyrical skill has received the most praise from critics.
** Earl has claimed on [[https://twitter.com/#!/earlxsweat/status/174050744750706688 twitter]] all of his music released so far (minus the stuff on Radical) was written & performed between the ages of 13-15.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Earl often pauses at the end of a verse, before saying a [[PrecisionFStrike single swear word]].
* WolverinePublicity: RZA of Music/WuTangClan provides the hook of "Molasses."

[[folder:Frank Ocean]]
'''Frank Ocean'''

Frank Ocean is an R&B singer-songwriter originally from Louisiana who began writing music professionally in 2005 under his birth name of Christopher Breaux (aka Lonny Breaux.) His records focus mainly on interpersonal relationships, personal reflection and social commentary. He met Odd Future and Tricky Stewart in 2009 through his business connections, the latter of which got him signed to Def Jam. When Def Jam would not release ''nostalgia, ULTRA.'', he released it as part of Odd Future's label online, generating considerable interest in Ocean's talents. Some of his clients include Music/KanyeWest and Music/JayZ (who featured him on their collab album ''Watch the Throne''), Music/{{Beyonce}} (whose song "I Miss You" was written by him), Music/JustinBieber, John Legend and Brandy. Ocean also is proficient in rapping and has done so on some Odd Future songs. Several fans didn't notice that the first verse on Tyler's "She" was him rapping, for instance.

On July 4, 2012, after being questioned about some of his new lyrics, Frank [[ComingOutStory revealed that his first and deepest love had been for a man]]. Hip-hop's always been a little homophobic[[note]]Tyler himself has admitted that he loves using "faggot" because it's one of the easiest ways to {{troll}} people[[/note]], so this was a huge deal - made huger by the fact that [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the industry rallied behind Frank and his music as a result.]]

Frank's official debut (''channel ORANGE'') dropped in July 2012. With stellar reviews and sales, it's cemented his status as the freshest thing to happen to R&B and hip-hop in a long time.

* ''nostalgia, ULTRA.'' (2010)
* ''The Lonny Breaux Collection'' (unofficial mixtape, 2011)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''Channel Orange'' (2012)
* ''Endless'' (2016)
* ''Blonde'' (2016)

!Frank Ocean provides examples of:

* Allegory / WorldOfSymbolism: "Pyramids" is one giant allegory for the fall of the black woman (and black people in general) from queens and pharaohs to hustlers and strippers. The titular pyramid goes from being a symbol of power and wealth to a strip club by song's end.
* AmbiguouslyBi / BiTheWay: He describes himself as "a little bent" in the ''Boys Don't Cry'' zine.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BadassGay: Although mostly known for his tender R&B, he delivers hard-hitting raps on tracks like Tyler's "She", the OF posse cut "Oldie", & the trap posse cut "RAF" and rolls with one of the baddest crews in modern hip hop.
* BreakoutCharacter: to the point that a significant portion of his listeners have never even heard of Odd Future.
* BlatantLies: The verses of "Thinkin Bout You" are filled with them ("Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho...") as an attempt to make sure the other party is actively listening to him or not.
* TheCameo: Appears at the end of Domo Genesis' "Steam Roller".
** John Mayer lays down some sweet guitar licks on "White" but doesn't sing.
* CoverVersion: Technically, although it's really more like extended {{sampling}}. About half of the songs on ''nostalgia. ULTRA.'' transpose the beats from other artists' tracks[[note]] Music/{{Coldplay}} for "Strawberry Swing," one-time Music/KanyeWest protege Mr Hudson for "There Will Be Tears," Music/TheEagles' "Hotel California" for "American Wedding," and Music/{{MGMT}}'s "Electric Feel" for "Nature Feels"[[/note]]; Frank tends to match the melodies but creates his own lyrics and harmonies.
* [[DidNotGetTheGirl Did Not Get the Guy]]: The gist of Frank's "Coming Out" story, most directly referenced in "Bad Religion".
* DiegeticSwitch: "Golden Girl" does this, starting by playing the song on a radio before transitioning into the studio version.
* DownerEnding: "Swim Good" and "Super Rich Kids".
** Played with in "Strawberry Swing", but hey, at least [[{{Superman}} whoever was in that spaceship got off the planet...]]
* EpicRocking: "Pyramids" clocks at about 10 minutes, and it is [[AwesomeMusic awesome]].
* ExactWords: When his 30th birthday began nearing, fans pointed back to an old tweet of his that said "5 albums before 30", noting that he had 4 under his belt (''Nostalgia, Ultra'', ''Channel Orange'', ''Endless'', ''Blonde'') and had 1 more to go. When he turned 30, nothing happened. Then he took to his Tumblr to state that [[http://frankocean.tumblr.com/post/167963583301/well-i-made-the-album-before-30-i-just-aint he did make the album before 30]]...[[HereWeGoAgain he just didn't put it out]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Frank rapped "I'm high and bi / Oh, wait, I'm straight" on the OF posse cut "Oldie," most people simply interpreted it as clever if risky wordplay. Months later, he came out as either gay or bi.
* HiddenTrack: ''channel ORANGE'' features "Golden Girl (feat. Tyler, the Creator)" on a limited number of physical copies of the album.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Changed his legal name from Christopher Edwin Breaux to Frank Ocean in 2015.
* LetsJustBeFriends: His ''newly married wife'' pulls this on him in "American Wedding".
** In a real-life example, the guy he was hanging out with didn't return his feelings; Frank hasn't made it clear whether the guy was in denial or if he was genuinely straight, but it fueled a good chunk of ''channel ORANGE''.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''channel ORANGE'' bears the name in two distinct white fonts on an orange background.
* MrFanservice: Let's just say [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cqa0MQ_WIAA4q5g.jpg he's got quite the build]].
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Blonde'' was vastly more experimental than ''Channel Orange''.
* RecurringRiff: The Buddy Ross song "Runnin Around" is used multiple times throughout ''Blonde'' as background music for its spoken-word interludes.
* ShoutOut:
** "Seigfried" contains the line [[Music/ElliottSmith "This is not my life, it's just a fond farewell to a friend"]].
** "Provider" name-drops Creator/StanleyKubrick and Music/AphexTwin.
* TrueCompanions: Ocean has no plans on distancing himself from Odd Future. His tumblr account header, to date, still reads "FRANK OCEAN � OFWG � KTA". Tyler even helped him work on ''Blonde'' and featured in post-Blonde single ''Biking''.
* WorldBuilding: "Pyramids" uses its ten minutes wisely to flesh out two love triangles and the worlds around them: one in ancient Egypt; the other in modern-day North America.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has dyed his hair green, blue, and pink as of late.

[[folder:Domo Genesis]]
'''Domo Genesis'''

Rapper with an affinity for marijuana.

* ''Rolling Papers'' (2010)
* ''Radical'' (Odd Future compilation, 2010)
* ''Under the Influence'' (mixtape, 2011)
* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''No Idols'' (2012)
* ''Under The Influence 2'' (2014)
* ''Genesis'' (2016)

!Domo Genesis provides examples of:

* NamesTheSame: ''Rolling Papers'' is also an album by Wiz Khalifa, released in under a year from Domo's album.
* RockMeAsmodeus: Averted; unlike several members of OF who are atheist or agnostic with antithetical feelings about organized religion, Domo is a practicing Christian and occasionally incorporates subtle Christian imagery into his lyrics ("Hcapd" being an example of this).
* The Stoner: ''Under the Influence'' was out at 4:20pm on the day it was released, even.

[[folder:Mike G]]
'''Mike G'''

Laidback rapper with a respectable flow. Produces chopped and screwed remixes on the side, including remixing the entirety of Tyler's ''Bastard''.

* ''Mike Check'' (2009)
* ''ALI'' (2010)
* ''Radical'' (Odd Future compilation, 2010)
* ''Screwed Up Saturdays'' (mixtape, 2011)
* ''Screwed Up Saturdays Vol. II'' (mixtape, 2011)
* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''Verses'' (2013)

!Mike G provides examples of:

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mike G is nearly always spaced out. One interviewer from Shade 45 had to ask if he was okay.
* MoodWhiplash: "Stick Up" is a thoroughly serious heist narrative until Taco appears out of nowhere and accidentally walks in the path of Mike's bullet.
* OneOfUs: Mike G, like Tyler, is a fan of Creator/CartoonNetwork and has referenced ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' in his songs.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only member of OF whose lyrics are mostly free of taboos, evil, trolling and/or bizarre sex propositions.
* TheSlacker:
** Was reportedly left off of the shout-out section of "Oldie" for this reason.
** Has recently released a mixtape called Verses, but he still hasn't released Gold.
* TheStoner: Just listen to his voice.

[[folder:Matt Martians]]
'''Matt Martians'''

Matt Martians is Odd Future's go-to guy for instrumental hip hop with a decidedly psychedelic bent. When lyrics are employed, they usually revolve around women or outer space. Martians has headed two projects within OFWGKTA: '''The Super 3''', featuring himself and either Hal Williams, or Betty Vasolean and Yoshi Jankins, Jr. (the internet is a bit fuzzy about this); and '''The Jet Age of Tomorrow''' with Hal Williams. Williams and Martians have also used the name Dem Acura Boyz. As a result, Martians is one of the most prolific member of the collective.

A few of Odd Future's rappers appeared on Jet Age's album ''Journey to the 5th Echelon''. Jet Age produced Kilo Kush's ''Homeschool'' album under the name Junior Varsity, as well as two songs for Soulja Boy.

!!The Super 3 Discography:
* ''The Odd Future Tape'' (Odd Future compilation, 2008)
* ''The Super [=D3Shay=] EP'' (with brandUn [=DeShay=], 2009)
* ''The Super 3 Instrumentals'' (2011)

!!The Jet Age of Tomorrow Discography:
* ''Eloise'' (2010)
* ''Voyager'' (2010)
* ''Journey to the 5th Echelon'' (2011)
* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''The Jellyfish Mentality''

!Matt Martians and his projects provide examples of:

* BaldOfAwesome
* {{Instrumentals}}: A lot of his work is instrumental.
* RecordProducer
* SurprisinglyGentleSong
* UpdatedRerelease: ''The Super [=D3Shay=] EP'' was re-released as ''The Super 3 Instrumentals'', [[{{Unperson}} removing all of brandUn DeShay's contributions]] since he fell out with the rest of the group.

[[folder:Taco and Jasper]]
'''Taco Bennett and Jasper Dolphin'''

Two friends of Tyler's who happen to appear on a handful of songs. Neither has much skill in writing lyrics, but that doesn't necessarily stop them from trying. They have admitted to not doing much else and work very much like hype men during live performances. Jasper is one half of I Smell Panties, while Taco is one of the group's photographers. Taco is also OFWGKTA engineer Syd tha Kyd's younger brother and their house is used as the group's recording studio. Tyler, the Creator has thus far had both of them appear on one song off of each of his albums.

!Taco and Jasper provide examples of:

* ButtMonkey: Taco. Roughly a third of Earl's twitter is talking shit about him (calling him by his real name, "Travis"). He also gets messed with the most on ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRIHnJ4Yv8g Loiter]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW7xa50SVE0 Squad]]''.
* {{Corpsing}}: Taco on ''Loiter Squad.'' '''Constantly.'''
* PissTakeRap: Almost every time Taco or Jasper step up to the mic, they produce this. Especially hilarious is Tyler's song "Tina", where Taco is given eight bars to rap and ends up spending six of them eating potato chips very loudly instead. With no backing beat whatsoever.
** The two really seem to hold their own in "Trashwang", though.
* RefugeInAudacity: During Tyler's "Tina", Jasper is in the mall and the club simulatneously. Taco is "with your girlfriend eating chips" and manages to prove so directly afterward.
* RhymingWithItself: Jasper Dolphin ends up rhyming "shit" and "bitch" with themselves on occasion:
-->"I'm loud as fuck, I'm ignorant\\
Beat your bitch in her mouth just for talkin' shit\\
You lurkin' bitch? Well, I see that shit\\
Once again I gotta punch a bitch in her shit"
* StylisticSuck: Any song that they appear on.
* SpokenWordInMusic: Back when neither could rap, they produced a lot of this.
* TagalongKid: Jasper Dolphin and Taco admit to really not doing anything, with each appearing on enough tracks to count on one hand's fingers.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Used by Jasper a lot.
-->'''Jasper Dolphin''': "You dead bitch, I'm hot as fuck\\
I ain't never cold, but I'm icy '''''BITCH'''''"
* ThoseTwoGuys
* TookALevelInBadass: Taco's verse on Trashwang was actually good.

[[folder:I Smell Panties]]
'''I Smell Panties'''

An early project by Tyler, the Creator and Jasper Dolphin. I Smell Panties was a comedy rap group, poking fun at all of the rap cliches that were big in the late [[TheNoughties noughties]] including clothes, bling, gang warfare and club culture. The most prominent subject was that of slutty women giving the group herpes and other [=STDs=]. Jasper's lyrical skill is practically non-existent in this group, providing off-the-cuff spoken word remarks and nervous laughter. While Tyler has to this day still recorded songs with Jasper, they have not released them under the I Smell Panties name.

* ''I Smell Panties'' (2008)
* ''The Odd Future Tape'' (Odd Future compilation, 2008)

!I Smell Panties provides examples of:

* BassoProfundo: Even at this early stage, Tyler was using pitchshifting software to drop his already low-pitched voice even further. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] as well, as both his and Jasper's voices are sped up; in "Hi to Me", Jasper plays a woman with his sped up voice.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: After everyone (and their families) gets fantastical [=STDs=] in "Lisa", Jasper walks in and says, "Wait wait wait, that bitch stole my [[NiceShoes motherfuckin' Bapes]]!" A response of "She stole your Bapes!?" follows.
* {{Instrumentals}}: Drop the left channel on "Bapes" and "Bapes (freestyle)" and you suddenly have instrumental versions.
* MoodWhiplash: The sudden hilarity of "Lisa" really brightened up ''The Odd Future Tape''.
* PissTakeRap: Everything. The start of "Bapes (freestyle)" is the only exception.
* RefugeInAudacity
* RuleThirtyFour: I Smell Panties made their own with the aptly titled "[[Disney/LiloAndStitch Lilo Fucks Stitch]]".
* SpokenWordInMusic: Aside from Jasper not being able to rap at this stage, "Hi to Me" contains extended speaking passages.

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'''The Internet'''

An R&B project combining Odd Future engineer Syd tha Kyd's vocals with Matt Martians' production.

* ''12 Odd Future Songs'' (Odd Future compilation, 2011)
* ''Purple Naked Ladies'' (2011)
* ''OF Tape Vol. 2'' (Odd Future compilation, 2012)
* ''Feel Good'' (2013)
* ''Live From Space'' (Collaboration with Mac Miller, 2013)
* ''Ego Death'' (2015)

!The Internet provides examples of:

* {{Ladette}}: Syd.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Every music video.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Compared to the rest of Odd Future.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6LlxnFYtvo This.]]

'''The Creative Bunch'''

a "sub-clique" within OFWGKTA that consists of some of the "other 40 or so" members of the group making rap music. They ''are'' officially a part of Odd Future, but rarely interact with the rest of the group outside the odd production credit. The group consists mainly of Jack Mushroom, Trizz, and Skoolie 300.

* NoIndoorVoice: L-Boy in [[ADayInTheLimeLight Hi,]] and basically anytime they let him do something.
* OneOfUs - "Kings" samples the original source of the "THIS! IS! SPARTA!" meme, so it's likely.

!OFWGKTA as a whole provides examples of:

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* AlternativeHipHop: One of the few modern day groups to fit into this genre.
* AnimalMotif: Wolves, obviously.
* AntiChristmasSong: "Fuck This Christmas" by Tyler, Earl and Hodgy.
* BerserkButton: A few reporters learned firsthand not to ask about Earl's whereabouts.
* ButNotTooBlack: Much to their own chagrin.
* CatchPhrase: Swag me out, Fuck Steve Harvey, and FREE EARL.
** As well as KILL PEOPLE BURN SHIT FUCK SCHOOL, which is chanted at their concerts.
* CircusOfFear: Used early on as part of their imagery.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: L-boy's moment of silence for Earl in the intro track and Left Brain saying "Free Earl" in his "Oldie" verse on ''The OF Tape Volume 2'', despite Earl actually appearing on that very track. This was mostly due to Earl returning relatively shortly before the release of the tape, at which point recording would have probably been mostly complete, but the group probably decided not to fix it due to StylisticSuck and RuleOfFunny anyway.
* DysfunctionJunction: How many of them are Cloudcuckoolanders with ParentalAbandonment issues again?
* FelonyMisdemeanor: In the Funny or Die video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcfP9ofyeP0 Odd Future Gets Signed]]", they only walk out when the label guy sets his glass down on his table without using a coaster.
--> '''Tyler''': [[ClusterFBomb What the fuck is your problem? Are you fucking stupid? It's a fucking coaster right there. You don't have any fucking respect? I know this table was expensive, fuckboy. You don't have the decency and respect to use a fucking coaster? I would never in my fucking life allow me and my fucking peers to work with someone with low class - fuck you, let's get out of here. Use a fucking coaster next time]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]].
* FunWithAcronyms - Casey Veggies featured several members of the group on his most recent mixtape (''Custom #3''), Casey's crew is called Peas n' Carrots International. PNCIN for short. Now what would be a good name for a song featuring both PNCIN and OFWGKTA? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgrBMy9jJFc PNCINOFWGKTA]] of course.
* GenreShift: While most of the publicly known group raps, Frank Ocean is an R&B singer. His lyrics are extremely heartfelt. Additionally, The Jet Age of Tomorrow and The Internet are far more psychedelic and less profane (when there's even lyrics) than the rest of the group's output.
** ''The OF Tape Vol. 2'' is comprised mostly of the group's trademark aggressive, scatological alt-rap, so the sudden shifts into laid-back, plaintive R&B and upbeat new-rave from Frank Ocean and The Internet, respectively, come off as a little left-field, but still round out the presentation of OF's various talents nicely.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite the fact that they use uncensored swearing and frequently refer to horrific acts, they still manage to get some serious junk past the radar. Some highlights include: A woman's visible butt shaking in the "Rella" video (especially considering Website/YouTube's crackdown on sexuality), Domo Genesis slapping a woman (and causing her to change races), Tyler, the Creator being shown naked (and possessing a vagina), and a downblouse shot in "She."
** When Tyler performed "Sandwitches" on ''Fallon'', he simply replaced all the profanity and drug references in the song with half-assed euphemisms. This includes one lyric that clearly alludes to serial rape - "fuck the mask; I want that hoe to know it's me" - with the words "fuck" and "hoe" simply replaced with "screw" and "girl", respectively. Instead of rendering his original verse inscrutable with self-censorship, Hodgy Beats opted to simply rewrite his completely.
** When Tyler, Earl, and Domo performed "Rusty" on ''Letterman'', they went with Tyler's above method of censoring themselves. Whenever one of the three were rapping during the performance, the two inactive members were occasionally chiming in, doing the overdubbed parts and backing vocals. In Tyler's verse, the line "All the Analog fans are getting sick of the rape, and all the Tron Cat fans are getting sick of the lakes" has the word "rape" switched with "hate," but in the background Earl clearly says "rape."
* {{Horrorcore}}: Averted. Odd Future have dismissed this label in multiple tweets and songs. Tyler's said that he treats some of his songs like they're horror films and writes in the style of famous serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, as if he was a storyteller; hence the dismissal of the Horrorcore tag. Only about eight of the 32 songs spread across Tyler's first two albums actually hit the trope's definition full tilt (one of them, "Transylvania", goes to the extreme of being written from Dracula's perspective.) In the lyrics to "Goblin", Tyler cites "Parade" and "Inglorious" as songs that have nothing to do with horrorcore (they deal with his [=DIY=] outlook on life, specifically.)
** Played straight with Earl Sweatshirt's pre-Samoa output, which either falls squarely into the horrorcore box or dances along the edge of it (even the AntiChristmasSong, where he stabs a woman for no reason.) Post-samoa, Earl has gone nowhere near this trope
** Hodgy Beats is the poster child for RockMeAsmodeus within the group but rarely goes as deep as Tyler or Earl ever did. All of the other members of Odd Future go nowhere near horrorcore.
* KillEmAll: Part of the group's name.
* LyricalDissonance: Most of their beats are smooth and laid-back, drawing heavy influence from The Neptunes and MF Doom. While not all of their lyrics are as gruesome as those that dominate Tyler and Earl's solo material, even their tamest material usually contains nods to vandalism, drug use, rough sex and heavy use of profanity (the latter often bordering on the politically incorrect side). This isn't always the case, though, as their beats can also be quite eerie to match the themes of songs like Tyler's "Transylvania" and Earl's "epaR", but even those songs' beats are nowhere near the grimdark theatrics of, say, the Music/InsaneClownPosse (who the group are sometimes asininely compared to).
* MindScrew / SurrealMusicVideo: Rella. And how.
** [[spoiler: The ending of Goblin.]]
** Understanding some of Earl's lyrics after his return from Samoa may require notes to fully understand, often bringing boatloads of Fridge Brilliance. Just look at all the references, wordplay, and allusions in the track "Chum" alone on Rap Genius.
* MoodWhiplash: Going between ''Analog 2'', a soft, slower love song, and ''50'', a loud, fast, and aggressive song, on OF Tape Vol. 2.
* RefugeInAudacity: As much as humanly possible. [[http://youtu.be/fN-xq7t6pKw In a very recent example]], Tyler is a centaur, Hodgy's penis is a laser and Domo Genesis can slap women so hard they go from African-American to Asian.
** For goodness sake, Tyler's username on Website/{{Twitter}} is simply "@fucktyler"
* RockMeAsmodeus: Though only some of them are atheists, they often use satanic imagery to piss people off.
* {{Sampling}}: They usually avoid this (preferring original beats), with the exception of their ''Radical'' mixtape, in which each track was based on an already established beat that each member chose so they could outdo the original's lyrics.
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. While Tyler, Earl, Jasper and even Hodgy's outputs are offensive and vitriolic, they're pretty down-to-earth people in street clothes and have good senses of humour.
* SelfMadeMan: Odd Future itself. All sixty members are skateboarding buddies and all have contributed to each other's works, whether it be shooting photos or videos, recording or engineer songs, providing artwork, lyrics, etc. Tyler brings this up a lot, including during his Best New Artist acceptance speech during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards:
-->"To all the kids that's watchin', you can do this shit too. Be yourself. Fuck the system. Golf Wang. Thank you."
* SerialEscalation: Earl's wordplay gets more and more complicated with every release, to the point where it reaches this level on "Woah" and "Chum."
* SchoolTropes: As several members were still in high school when they started out, a couple tropes show up in their early recordings. One track has Tyler as a teacher announcing that each rapper's verse is equivalent to a written assignment.
* ShoutOut: The last verse/bridge of Frank's [[Music/{{Coldplay}} "Strawberry Swing"]] throws some {{Superman}} at us.
-->Spaceships are lifting off, from a dying world
-->Millions are left behind, as the sky burns
-->There wasn't room for you and I...
-->Only you... Goodbye...
* SoundEffectBleep: Lucas' verse on "Trashwang" has his use of the epithet "nigga" censored, most likely because [[NWordPrivileges he is white.]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: Dare we say to Music/GeorgeClinton's P-Funk universe? They're similar in structure, wackiness and wordplay, only the old-school funk has been switched out for edgy hip-hop. And while there's not many crazy costumes on stage, they're all over many of their music videos.
* StageNames: Every member uses one, save for Frank Ocean, who changed his legal name to Christopher Francis Ocean.
* StealthParody: Very, ''very'' often, but not always.
* StudioChatter: A lot of older songs feature this and it is all hilarious.
* SuperGroup: PNCINOFWGKTA, currently a one-song only deal. Consisting of Casey Veggies, Earl, Hodgy, Domo, and Tyler. Somewhat funny when you consider that Casey used to be a part of OFWGKTA too.
* TagalongKid: Arguably, the other 40+ members of the group that skate and create art as they are rarely visible from a public standpoint (a few have shown up in their music videos, most notably a [[TokenWhite blonde boy named Lucas]].)
** There are also the OF-"affiliates" like Trizz and Jack Mushroom.
* TrueCompanions: Tyler and Hodgy have said in a few interviews that because they write, record and produce their own songs, direct their own videos and create their own artwork and photography that they don't require anyone but themselves and would prefer to work without outside influences. Each member is supportive of each other's work entirely and they appear as one unit during live shows.
* UpToEleven: The bar is currently set at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN-xq7t6pKw the video for "Rella"]]
** OFWGKTA's Camp Flog Gnaw tour ended with an OF carnival.
** [[TheRedStapler There was also a carnival in Cocaine...]]
* WidgetSeries: ''Loiter Squad''.
* WordSaladTitle: OFWGKTA by itself is one, but supposedly the full name of the collective is ''Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Don't Give A Fuck Litter Life Bacon Boys Loiter Squad Butt Fuck Bitch Niggas'' and is a collection of [[IHaveManyNames all of the group's names]] in one long string.
* WordSaladLyrics: Earl {{subvert|edTrope}}s this. His lyrics are [[MindScrew very hard to follow]] and filled with winding and seemingly random imagery, [[FridgeBrilliance but if you piece it all together]] he never says anything without meaning something or connecting it to a theme.