[Quote] Thank you, and precisely. That's why Odd Future has managed to do so well. They've created a system in which they circumvent most outlets, and people go straight to their blog for their original content, and some of the better Odd Future media, that they curate for the public. They're not subject to the ebb and flow of the media as much, and they can rep the whole group.

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Any of Brian Greene's works on String Theory made for the general public. There not novel's but you stand to learn a lot from them. 1999. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory. 2005. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality. 2008. Icarus at the Edge of Time. 2011. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos. Also Nietzsche's, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra."

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I [Quote] Forgive me. I meant that you can't simply say something is right wrong if you wanted to be respected and make intelligent arguments. But yeah, if you don't want that you're totally right. Sorry about miswording that, I hope you can understand it more clearly that way.

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[Quote] That's cool, but you need to have warrants to your arguments. You telling me that I'm wrong and that Odd Future is dead without out any sort of substantive logic or empirics is worthless. You can't simply say something is right or wrong, you have to say why it is right or wrong to make a real argument, otherwise you just have an empty statement.

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Also the fact that he produced the thing is overlooked too. Those beats are fucking hot.

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I think this trend is rising out of necessity. The function of groups is to account for the fact that hip-hop and the music industry in general is devolving and becoming increasingly splintered because of the internet. There used to be like a few big cats who got all the attention and now everyone with a decent amount of talent (and some without) are riding the internet hype machine. It's hard to get attention in this format so groups are built to account for that. That's how Doomtree's survived so long independently, and it only makes sense that's how a lot of independent artists are coming up now.

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It's fair to say being a critic is an artform, albiet a very parasitic one. The syllogism provided is pretty logical and aptly warrants this claim. It's pretty hard to knock people like Ebert and say that they aren't creative and haven't produced compelling art. Some critics are trash, and do a pretty poor or excessively harsh job (like in this case) with music, but they shouldn't be indicative of the true potential of the art form. That's like saying the playing the guitar isn't a true art form because most of the people that play are kids who aren't very good at it. That being said, the review is way harsh. Glover goes out and puts himself all over the album, expressing all of his deep problems and giving you a direct glimpse into who he is, something most people never have the balls to do. Some of it comes off as trite, and not very good, but a lot of it doesn't and those things make it a fairly decent album, despite what Ian Cohen, and his posse at pitchfork say. They're just a bunch of ho's anyway (pun intended).

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Man this thread (for the most part) is pretty wack. Odd Future is hear to stay. Tyler, Frank, Earl, and Hodgy all prove that. Matt Martian has proven to be too technically good to just disappear. They all have technical prowess that alone is enough to keep them in the game, however they're all extremely orignal sounding which cements their place in music. If they do lose notoriety, at the very least they'll occupy a space in music, similar to Pharrell, in that they won't be popular, but will be critically praised, and highly influential from behind the scenes. Additionally, they're ushering an entirely new order within hip-hop, and music in general. Odd Future is the first of much to come. The Weeknd on the R&B side evinces this, and so do guys like B L A C K I E, All Caps With Spaces, and Death Grips on the more punk-rap end. I wrote a full article about it here: http://dailytexanonline.com/life-and-arts/2011/09/13/hip-hop-exhibits-punk-diy-attributes Not to promote myself, it just has more drawn out warrants, and better arguments that I don't have time to put in here Also you use of arabic numerals is cute, but incorrect. you put an e sound, not a 0. And for Mos, Earl is 17 turning 18 this February, whether or not he will leave at 18 or 21 has yet to be determined.

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I will follow back if your shit is swag enough. i like to see original content on the tumblrzzz too. too many people turn it into a plagiarism wasteland of reblogged photos.

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