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At the height of the blog era, Tyler, the Creator wasted no time making enemies on his debut mixtape, Bastard. Within the first 15 seconds of the opening track, the leader of Odd Future introduced the world to the nihilistic, no-fucks-given teenage skate-rats from Los Angeles by making his presence felt: “Yo, fuck 2DopeBoyz and fuck Nah Right, and any other fuck-n***a-ass blog that can't put an 18 year old n***a, making his own fucking beats, covers, videos and all that shit, fuck you post-Drake-ass cliche-jerking, LA-slauson rapping fuck-n***a-ass Hypebeast n***as, now back to the album.”
Just like that, Odd Future was a force to be reckoned with. At the time of its release, in the final weeks of 2009, gangsta rap was a thing of the past. But that all changed with Bastard, as Tyler, the Creator came correct with an hour of demonic rapping that includes tales of coke-snorting and jokes about dismemberment.