The Wolfgang: L to R Mike G., Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Syd the Kid, Left Brain, Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats. Current manager: former Interscope executive David Airaudi (not pictured). (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Or something to that effect. Whatever the deal is we’re almost positive their creative freedom is intact. Or is it. Have we reached a point in the game where the labels will just sit back and the artist do their thing, since what they’ve been doing has been failing?
Direct from the Wolf Gang Publicist: “Odd Future Sign Themselves”
“LA artist collective OFWGKTA continue down a non-traditional path creating their own recorded music label ‘Odd Future Records’. Tyler, Hodgy, Leftbrain, Domo, Mike, Syd and crew will partner with Sony’s RED Distribution arm to release music-based content consistent with their vision.”
In a statement released to Rap Radar, OFWGKTA manager Chris Clancy said, “They will have 100% creative control of all aspects of their music, art, and release schedule with no 3rd party participation in outside business…RED and Sony know that it’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control. They built it, they deserve it. There’s no cheesy hooks or fluorescent liquor product placements in the works.. It’s about to be fun.. and different…”