Interview by A Plus
The Golf Wang Tour is currently underway. How’s life on the road?
It’s crazy! I gotta get used to it, it’s our first U.S. tour, every [weather] climate is different, going from hot to cold and everything. But, the women, that’s everything! Girls on tour are the best.
12 months ago you were enrolled at Arizona State University. You left to pursue your career full-time. Any regrets?
Not at all, not one regret. I hated school, school was not for me.
Odd Future Records recently signed their first artist Young Nigga. Have you had a chance to get in the studio with him?
[Laughs] Not yet, but I plan on it. I plan on making some heaters with Young Nigga.
Young Nigga is obviously Tyler, but he had most people fooled. If there was a such thing as the Trollympics, he would’ve taken the Gold Medal.
Hell yeah! Trolled everybody. People were pissed behind that. People were like, “they fuckin’ play too much, little ass kids.” We just like having fun, we ain’t little. People better stop talking to us like we crazy. [Laughs]
I heard you’re a cereal aficionado. Since everyone loves lists, what’s you’re top five cereals of all-time?
Alright, number one I’m gonna go with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Why Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
That shit just good! I can’t really explain why‚Ä¶like, I can’t really explain why it’s just the Cinnamon and the Toast and the Crunch together, it’s like, damn! [Laughs]
It’s a winning combination.
It really is! Cinnamon, toast and crunch nigga! That shit is crazy nigga! [Laughs]
OK, round out the top five.
Cap’n Crunch, Crunch Berries, Lucky Charms, and I have to come with a sleeper for number five: Reese’s Puffs. Those shits are flames!
What about bag cereal like Malt-O-Meal?
[Laughs] I’m not fuckin’ with no Malt-O-Meal!
OFWGKTA’s DIY approach is well-noted. Do you think the group’s success influences artists to stop looking for blogs’ attention?
I think it has a big influence, but a lot of people don’t have all the elements to put it together for it to work right. It’s funny to see people try to do it, but if you don’t have the right fundamentals, it ain’t gonna work. It don’t work for everybody.
What were some of the “keys to success”?
One of the keys was that we did it first. The other one was timing. The timing was perfect.
Do you think labels have taken cues from OF’s strategy?
Yeah. I definitely do. They definitely jacked some of our swag.
Have you started on your next project Damier? You’ve expressed the need to step outside of your comfort zone to avoid comparisons to other artists.
Yeah, just because of the blatant weed references everybody compares me to the same group of people. I have started on that, that’s a project with me and Michael Uzowuru, we got like five tracks done so far. After that, I’m gonna work on my solo album.
Out of the many groups Odd Future’s been compared to, which one stood out as being the worst?
I don’t know, probably ICP.
You’re not down with the Juggalos?
I’m not against it, but I don’t even see how it directly relates to us. I think people say that because of the “horrorcore” lyrics, but as a whole, Odd Future is nothing like the Insane Clown Posse. Not even a little bit.