Trivia / OFWGKTA

  • Creator Breakdown: According to Tyler's 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."
  • Creator Backlash / Old Shame: Goblin, for Tyler. He cited only enjoying five songs off of it (Goblin, Yonkers, Nightmare, Tron Cat and Analog) and openly criticized its content shortly after Wolf was released.
    • Earl Sweartshirt is embarrassed by his old horrorcore output and has openly stated that he does not want to keep the fans who were only there for that material. To quote him, "I hope I lose you as a fan if you only fuck with me because I rapped about raping girls when I was fifteen."
  • Cowboy Bebopat His Computer: Everyone in the group raps about rape, misogyny and murder, no expections. Fact of the matter is, Tyler and Earl are the only ones who do so and even then, a lot of Tyler's songs have nothing to do with evil, and Earl stopped rapping about those topics and expressed regret and embarrassment about his pre-Radical output. Also, Odd Future are apparently all devil worshippers, but several of them are atheist (or don't care about spirituality) and they only actively use anti-Christian imagery and lyrics to piss people off.
  • Executive Meddling: Earl's mother will not authorize any of his songs to be released so long as he is a minor.
  • Old Shame: Earl's stay in Samoa helped him to look at the subject matter he previously rapped about in a different light, having spent time working with surviving rape and trauma victims. That, and his lyrical abilities have grown tremendously since then, and one of the first things he made clear upon his return was that he cannot stand to hear anything he put out before Radical.
  • One of Us: Tyler, the Creator is a huge fan of Cartoon Network, and has specifically cited Adventure Time, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force in the lyrics to various songs. Additionally, in the track "Fin", he lists off several influences, which include Dr. Seuss and Salvador Dalí.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Tyler has met, worked, and performed with many of the artists he has mentioned as his favorites in songs and interviews. Most notably Waka Flocka Flame and Pusha T as mentioned in his song Goblin.
  • Reclusive Artist: Frank Ocean is becoming one after he dropped off most of his social media and cancelled several scheduled appearances and the Schedule Slip below without much explanation. And yet he still managed to put in an guest vocal here and there.
  • Schedule Slip: Frank Ocean is getting infamous with the extensive delays of his next album, Boys Don't Cry, promising it in July 2015 but postponed it after apparently feeling that the element of surprise was lost. The album, now titled Blonde was finally released onto Apple Music on August 20th, 2016 to much critical acclaim and days after he released a visual album, Endless.
  • Shrug of God: When Tyler was asked about the concept and storyline in his albums during his CRWN interview, he neither acknowledged nor denied them; he explained that he preferred fans to figure it out and draw their own conclusions from their work.
  • Streisand Effect: The main reason why anyone knows of brandUn De Shay is because Tyler fell out with him and mentioned beating him up in "Yonkers".

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