Mayhaps you’ve heard of this tiny hip-hop collective called Odd Future. Also known as OFWGKTA, this Los Angeles-based rap crew—which includes Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, Left Brain, Syd tha Kyd, Jasper Dolphin, Matt Martian and Taco Bennett—has amassed a rather considerable following thanks to a prolific run of humorously grotesque albums and mixtapes, high energy live performances, and some rather savvy marketing.
I’ve certainly become a fan recently, thanks mostly because of Earl Sweatshirt’s Earl and Domo Genesis’ Rolling Papers. Yet I understand that the entire Odd Future movement may be a bit much for some to digest all at once. (I still remember people damn near having mental breakdowns trying to wrap their minds around what Wu-Tang was all about back in the early- to mid-nineties.) Fear not, Good Readers, for the kind folks over at Sibat Media have compiled a sort of “bible” to guide you through the world of Odd Future. As stated on their blog:
Every cult needs a handbook, and the Odd Future Wolf Gang are no different. But don’t get it confused: this is not a critique, nor a review, nor an analysis of the group. This is simply a bible for all you Wolves, who understand that it’s Golf Wang or Do Well In School.
The Odd Future Wolf Gang Bible breaks everything down—the members, sub-groups, discographies, videographies, and performances—all accompanied by artwork by Matt Martian.