Special Pitchfork Music Festival Contributor
After Twin Sister, I wandered over to the outskirts of the large audience gathering for OFWGKTA, who started 15 minutes before the only other hip-hop performance on Sunday, Shabazz Palaces. There were a few women wandering off the field, whom I asked if they were leaving for any particular reason. Turned out they didn’t know who Odd Future was, and judging from the few conversations I had around the field, perhaps their impact is less than whatever attention they’re drawing from media or otherwise. Closer to the soundboard, there was another gathering of 20-year old women, all of whom said they were fans of the band. They also waved the Between Friends fans that were being passed out to increase awareness regarding rape and other violence against women.
"I’m a huge Tyler fan,” said Ranna. However, she wasn’t very familiar with the lyrics. “He was tweeting about it this morning,” explained her friend Kelly. “I’m not comfortable with it.” Another friend Jenn added, “A lot of rap artists do this, degrading women with violent messages.