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Photo courtesy of Billboard Story by Austin Jones / Contributing Writer Syd’s 12-track debut album “Fin” is a solid start to a promising solo career. Having gotten her start with rambunctious rap collective Odd Future, Syd established herself in the hip-hop scene at an early age. She also currently fronts the group The Internet and has …

Tyler, the Creator performs at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (MTSU Sidelines / John Connor Coulston)

Tyler, the Creator‘s Sunday night set at the Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, was particularly special for me, a fan of the rapper and his collective Odd Future who hasn’t had the chance to see either live. I—like many people my age—discovered Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (or OFWGKTA, for short) when a then …

The album artwork for Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris" (FILE)

By John Connor Coulston // Contributing Writer Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt’s debut studio album, Doris, is a 44-minute display of technical ability, personal reflection and eerie production. It’s been three years since Earl’s debut mixtape Earl captivated the hip-hop scene with its blend of shock value and tongue twisting flows. Over this period, Earl’s life has …