“damn going threw the old golf wang photos s**t. i miss my friends alot. 5 years later isnt that long but wow soooo much has happened,” he wrote on Twitter. “although its no more, those 7 letters are forever.”
The Golf Wang rapper’s tweets sent waves on the Internet, where die-hard OF fans were devastated to hear that the rambunctious crew has disbanded. Furthermore, Earl Sweatshirt even chimed in, saying, “no sympathy for male virgins who're in their feelings about tyler pointing out and solidifying the obvious.” And then later added, “TO ALL ODD FUTURE RUNOFF: SAVE YOURSELF YEARS OF EMBARRASSMENT AND STOP DRESSING LIKE AN EASTER BASKET, GO TALK TO SOME B****ES! TRUSMEDADY.”
This prompted Tyler to clear the air a bit. “ALL I WAS DOING WAS LOOKING AT OLD PHOTOS WITH FRIENDS AND THINKING ABOUT HOW TIME FLIES, CRAZY HOW ONE TWEET CAN STIR SO MUCH.”
Now, in a new interview with The Village Voice, Tyler confirms that Odd Future are no longer recording as a unit. The last project, The OF Tape Vol. 2 (2012), featured the return of Sweatshirt on their posse cut “Oldie.” Since then the crew has focused on their spin-off projects (MellowHype and The Internet are still consistently releasing music) and solo efforts. “Everyone is focusing on their solo careers, but we’re still friends,” he said.
Elsewhere in the interview, the 24-year-old MC also talks about his latest album, Cherry Bomb, and how he’s grown from the emotional state we’ve seen him in before.
“I feel like a lot of people wasn’t really f**king with it, saying it wasn’t personal. But this album is really personal. It’s just that I’m not doing it in a dark, depressing, ‘I want to kill myself’ way anymore,” he says. “Early on, I wasn’t a dark, depressing guy. There were some things I was sad about but I was always, you know, smiling and pretty happy. I just wish more people could maybe just smile. I know it’s not easy. Being depressed is a mental thing, so me telling people to ‘just smile’ could be like a d**k move.”
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