Los Angeles hip hop collective Odd Future are everywhere and now they have started their own record label, Odd Future Records.
The group has partnered with RED Distribution and Sony, hardly independent but apparently they have full creative control.
The label will cover all artists associated with the group – including Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats and Earl Sweatshirt.
Odd Future manager Chris Clancy said in a statement :
“based on getting the distribution deal we’ve always envisioned that allows the group to ‘sign themselves’ to their own company and keep their masters.” According to Clancy, “RED and Sony know that it’s in everyone’s best interest to maintain the group’s authenticity and control.”
Odd Future leader Tyler the Creator will release his second solo album, titled Goblin, in a one-off deal with XL on May 10th. The first release on the group’s own label has yet to be announced.