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2000

The members of Odd Future meet growing up in Los Angeles. They upload videos like “Normal Day” and “N—a Get Off My Lawn” — mischief skate skits — to YouTube. Their first release, a self-titled mixtape, appears in April 2008.

2009

Tyler, The Creator releases a self-produced debut mixtape, "Bastard. "The crew launches a Tumblr with the cryptic message They Are Them. We Are Us. Kill Them. All. OFWGKTA.

2010

In response to posts from Fader magazine, Pitchfork and Mishka: “Hopefully This New Found Coolness Of OF Wont F— Up The Nature Of Us Making Shit Normally. Thanks Guys, We’re Just Some Kids Doing What We Love.”

2011

The world is introduced to Odd Future on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The group partners with Sony/RED Distribution to form its own label, Odd Future Records. Tyler wins an MTV Video Music Award for best new artist.

2012

Odd Future’s pilot for its Adult Swim show Loiter Squad debuts. The inaugural Camp Flog Gnaw carnival takes place in Los Angeles, featuring performances by The Internet, Taco and Action Bronson, and an array of carnival rides.

2013

New Zealand immigration authorities ban Odd Future from entering the country, deeming the act a threat to public order, after becoming aware of a 2011 incident in Boston in which witnesses claimed members incited fans to attack police. The group was due to play an open-air concert with headliner Eminem in Auckland.

2014

Odd Future announce they will open for Eminem at the rapper’s upcoming shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in July. Eminem breaks the news by posting a video of Tyler and Earl Sweatshirt to his Instagram account.


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