When it comes to the Cali rap collective, Odd Future, we’d believe just about anything we hear about them. Which is why it took more than one double-take for us to realize that the “new artist” the group signed to their eponymous label , Young N*gga, is probably an elaborate prank.
Earlier today, OFWGKTA released a statement announcing the deal:
“While our original intent was not to sign anyone to the label, we simply could not pass up the opportunity to sign somebody this talented. Young N*gga embodies the DIY ethic and persona of Odd Future along with a commercial appeal that transcends demographics.”
As if the idea of an artist called Young N*gga could “transcend demographics” wasn’t enough to raise an eyebrow, how about the fact that the rapper’s debut album is called Expensive Pasta?
As NME points out, the new artist is likely “Tyler the Creator doing his best Lil B impression.” Nonetheless, Young N*gga’s first single dropped on Odd Future’s website today. Prank or not, could this be crazy enough to work?
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