Year: 2011

Odd Future came to SXSW 2011 with the biggest buzz of any artist scheduled during the week-long event. Riding high from  a Billboard cover and a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the crew from Cali kicked off their time in Austin by performing at the mtvU Woodies. After a lackluster performance from Lil B—yeah, three years later we can finally admit that—Diddy came out to perform a couple of hits and introduce Odd Future to the audience, but not before declaring them and Lil B the future of rap.

After their performance at the Fader Fort and a few other appearances that week, Odd Future's popularity skyrocketed. As a group they've released one mixtape, but the members and subgroups in Odd Future have dropped over 10 projects since 2011. Not bad for kids who walked off stage after only performing two songs at one SXSW show, huh.