[artist id=”3894586″]Odd Future[/artist]’s MellowHype may seem to have gotten lost in Tyler, the Creator’s shadow, but the rapper/producer duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain are still making a name for themselves.
The duo released the Matt Alonzo-directed music video for “64” on Monday at midnight through the OF collective’s website. The song serves as the first single the Fat Possum Records re-release of MellowHype’s BlackenedWhite album, which drops on July 12. MellowHype first performed “64” on Fuel TV’s “Daily Habit” with labelmates Bass Drum of Death, and it has since become a fan favorite at OF shows.
When MTV News caught up with Odd Future’s de facto leader, Tyler, the Creator , he said he was sure Hodgy and Left Brain could carry the OF momentum.
“I know they can, it’s just that people focus on me so much instead of the whole OF collective. If they look deeper, they’ll find way more stuff,” Tyler said. “I want them to get their shine and stuff. I want to make sure that everyone knows the whole circle instead of just R. Kelly.”
Tyler also said he wasn’t really thinking about the numbers for his recently released second album. Goblin debuted at #5 on the Billboard album chart, selling more than 45,000 copies in its first week, and Tyler couldn’t be less concerned one way or another.
“I think it’s cool. I’m a kid who just made f—ing music out of boredom and made it to #5 [on the charts]. They’ll never be able to do what I did or what I can do. They could never play instruments or start a cult of kids and sell those records. They just sit and talk about it, so I don’t really care. And I’m R. Kelly.”
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