“Down at Muscle Beach, pumping iron and bone, pumping ODs off my cellular phone…”
Back so soon? It was just a month or so ago when we were jamming Rella, the first track to be lifted from The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2, as well as its hilariously bizarre video. With the release of the album, we now get a little treat to go with it: while the entire OFWGKTA crew was at a photo shoot, they decided to put on the huge posse cut, Oldie, and have the entire group do an impromptu music video. And why the hell not?
It’s a simple, loose and fun concept that revolves around the various members of the group miming along to their respective verses, much like the rap heroes that they have all grown up with. It’s a delight to watch as the camera pans about trying to find each member for their verse. Both Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt make their returns after extended leave, and they blend back into the mix perfectly – as if they’d never left. What I really love about this video, though, has to be the fact that it shows OFWGKTA for exactly what they are – kids who love hip-hop having fun. They’re not the Devil’s music, they’re not the scourge of society, they’re not gay-hating misogynists that are out to corrupt your child. They’re Golf Wang. They’re best friends that do what they love and disregard the rest. Take 10 minutes to watch this and get an appreciation of that, why don’t ya.