Album: OFWGKTA’s MellowHype to release album; collaborate with Nas
Spawned from the year’s most controversial and talked-about collective, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (aka. OFWGKTA or Odd Future), MellowHype are set to release their new album ‘BlackenedWhite’ this July on Pod through Inertia.
Consisting of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, MellowHype will unleash their first ever commercially-available release hot on the heels of Odd Future’s sold out tour of Australia in June.
The duo are also putting the finishing touches on a collaboration with NY legened Nas, which will also feature Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. Hodgy Beats told Pitchfork, “The song is almost finished. We’re just waiting on a verse. It will be Frank Ocean, Tyler, Hodgy Beats, and Nas. I’m just stoked to be on a song with him. I know I’ll meet him eventually. When I was younger, I met his father on an airplane. That was tight.”
‘BlackenedWhite’ will feature brand new tracks “64” and “IGotAGun”, as well as collaborations with OFWGKTA co-conspirators, Frank Ocean, Mike G, Domo Genesis and group ringleader, Tyler, The Creator. Helmed by acclaimed hip hop director Matt Alonzo (Lil Wayne, The Game, Cypress Hill), the sinister video for “64” – staged in a haunted church, crawling with snakes, wolves, evil twins and all manner of Exorcist-style beings – has already become a viral smash on blogs and websites across the globe.
MellowHype’s ‘BalckenedWhite’ is out 22nd of July on Pod through Inertia