Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All

Article image
Syd: ‘I’ve always made it a point to just be gay. There’s a girl in the video with me, what else do I need to say?’
She had an album of love songs all set to go – until a breakup made her think again. The star of Odd Future and the Internet tells how she drew inspiration from heartache and hope

Lauren O'Neill

26, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

Article image
Vince Staples: Vince Staples review – mellifluous west coast nihilism
The California rapper’s most accessible album yet captures the tenderness at play within the clammy tensions of LA

Damien Morris

11, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

Article image
Heartache in golf shoes: how Odd Future brought fresh energy to rap
By embracing vulnerability at a time when all the old rules about the genre were breaking down, the LA collective broadened what it could be

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Nov, 2019 @9:30 AM

Article image
Tyler, the Creator: ‘Theresa May’s gone, so I’m back in the UK’
Four years after being turned away at the airport, the rapper talks about his battle with the Home Office, his funk reinvention – and why accusations of homophobia were wide of the mark

Rebecca Nicholson

05, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

Article image
Tyler, the Creator review – hero's welcome for rap's heartbroken dandy
At his first UK show since a travel ban from Theresa May was overturned, Tyler, the Creator’s lovely, submissive neo-soul tracks segue into pyro and moshpits

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Sep, 2019 @10:39 AM

Article image
The Internet’s Syd: ‘I’m the only person like me that I know’
Syd Bennett is the new darling of escapist, sensual soul. Here she explains why singing doesn’t make her a ‘singer’ – and why being gay doesn’t make her part of a ‘community’

Tara Joshi

13, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

Article image
The Internet: Hive Mind review – smooth soul seekers cast their net wide
No longer just a hip-hop band’s spin-off, the Internet’s seductive neo-soul is now perfectly in tune with the mainstream on their accomplished fourth album

Kitty Empire

22, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

Article image
From the Internet to Vampire Weekend: can a band survive when members go solo?
When the band have a break and its individual members go it alone - things will never be the same again

Gavin Haynes

18, May, 2018 @12:00 PM

Article image
In rap, the path towards progress is a merrily crooked one | Rebecca Nicholson
Offset can’t wriggle his way out of this – his lyrics were homophobic

Rebecca Nicholson

21, Jan, 2018 @12:04 AM

Article image
Is Tyler, the Creator coming out as a gay man or just a queer-baiting provocateur?
The controversial rapper’s new album features lyrics that suggest a switch from homophobia to an admission of homosexuality, sending fans into a confused tailspin

Benjamin Lee

25, Jul, 2017 @10:30 AM

Article image
Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy review – closet door opens to gawky gorgeousness
Is the rapper once banned from the UK for homophobic lyrics now coming out? Either way, this heavenly hip-hop record visits multicoloured corners of his mind

Paul Lester

21, Jul, 2017 @2:06 PM

Article image
Syd: 'The backlash from the gay community hurt my feelings'
Once part of divisive rap crew Odd Future, the artist has released one of the best R&B solo albums of 2017. But has she managed to leave the controversy behind?

Harriet Gibsone

30, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

1 / 9 pages