So I've been listening to a lot of Odd Future tonight, and I remembered an interview with Frank Ocean I read a while back. I fucking LOVE Frank Ocean. The "big brother" of the group, it's so interesting to read this and listen to his music compared to that of Tyler or Earl, for example.
In a roundabout way I appreciate OFWGKTA for just how far they go out of their way to be offensive, it's kinda like the tongue-in-cheek nature of a Cradle of Filth or whatever. But Ocean as always seemed beyond that, not only in lyrical content, but simply in terms of sheer ability.
Also, in terms of up-and-coming rap/R'n'B artists, I've recently discovered The Weeknd - and while initially disappointed that Wicked Games wasn't a Chris Isaacs cover, it very quickly grew on me and is my current obsession:
I love it SO much. Lyrically, vocally, it's just sensational. That's a better voice live than 99% of artists have post-production.
ADDENDUM: Just discovered this article. Much better than mine:
Also, I'd just like to quickly refrence The Weeknd's Wikipedia page, wherein he's referred to as "the best musical talent since Michael Jackson"
And that, folks is what's going on with me musically at the minute.
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