Odd Future ... has been criticized in some quarters for the violent, homophobic lyrics by some members. Then again, Frank Ocean, a celebrated young R&B singer, is a member of the collective. Leading up to the release of his album "Channel Orange," he announced that five years ago he fell deeply in love with a man.
Clearly, Odd Future ... can't be written off as bigots.
Frank Ocean, a New Orleans native, has worked with Beyonce, Nas, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Kanye West and Jay-Z. His album "Channel Orange" has created considerable media buzz.
Other known associates of Odd Future ... include Tyler, the Creator; Earl Sweatshirt; Mike G; Left Brain and Hodgy Beats.
The Odd Future ... website shows that the group will open a fall "Camp Flog Gnaw" tour at The NorVa. The tour will continue through September before ending back home in Los Angeles on Sept. 30.