Odd Future's Mellowhype sign to Fat Possum (?!) to remix and remaster 'Blackenedwhite' as physical release
We're not sure which is weirder: that Fat Possum Records would connect with L.A. hip hop posse Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, or vice-versa. The Mississippi-based imprint began as a renegade Southern label dealing in classic raw blues by R.L. Burnside and T Model Ford, among others, but has since expanded to break everyone from the Black Keys to Lissie to the Smith Westerns. The label announced Wednesday morning that it will be remixing and remastering "Blackenwhite," by the Odd Future-related project Mellowhype. The full-length dropped on the Odd Future website on Halloween as a free download and became part of the first wave of buzz that propelled the savvy crew from South L.A. onto a national stage.
Comprised of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, the album's opening couplet captures the essence of the project: "It's a Monday night I'm coming home like it's a Friday/Everyday high I'm burning kush on the highway." The 16-track release features appearances by some of Odd Future's most high-profile members -- Tyler, the Creator (whose solo debut will come out on XL Recordings in the spring), Earl Sweatshirt, and the crooner Frank Ocean. It will come out on CD and vinyl this summer.
And expect Odd Future to own South by Southwest this year. The rollout on the many Odd Future projects to come will reach a fever pitch in Austin, Texas, where the collective will close out the mtvU Woodie Awards on March 16.
-- Randall Roberts