I’m still a little torn on Odd Future (aka Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All aka OFWGKTA). I want to be in on it and support their gimmick and recognize their rapping prowess. But their tunes are just filled with so much homophobia and violence and hate that it is really hard for me to say I’m into it without coming across as a hypocrite.
But apparently the gimmick is going to keep right on going. Consequence of Sound announced that the young crew will be performing February 16 on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, backed by The Roots. Does performing with such a prominent and politically correct hip hop troupe like The Roots give these guys a little bit more cred? Does the fact that they are appearing on national TV mean they are legitimate? Is there a lot more to this joke that I’m just not seeing? (Probably yes to all, right?)