Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator nabs slot on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' -- with backing by the Roots
Notoriously foul-mouthed Los Angeles rap collective OFWGKTA, a.k.a. Odd Future, has had quite a year; six months ago, nobody had heard of the high-schoolers. But blog buzz, a penchant for pushing buttons and some wickedly funny, in-your-face lyrics have resulted in lots of press and downloads.
It's also meant a label bidding war, a booking at Coachella -- and, as of 10 minutes ago, an appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" for the most prominent of the posse: Tyler, the Creator. The rapper just tweeted this:
"Tyler The Creator And Hodgy Beats Of OFWGKTA Will Be On Jimmy Fallon The 16th Of FEBRUARY. oddfuture.com."
Word from the Odd Future camp is that Fallon's house band, the Roots, will be backing them.
-- Randall Roberts