Wes Blak: Houston Rapper, 17, Is No Odd Future Clone

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Joshua Roach, better known as Wes Blak, is a 17-year old Houston rapper. You've probably never heard of Wes Blak, but you've definitely heard of Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future crew.

That might explain why Wes has spent the last ten days posting and promoting YouTube clips that bear an uncanny resemblance to Odd Future's aesthetic.

His song "Yukmouth," for instance, is patterned in the same sonic styling and rhyme cadence as Tyler, The Creator's "Seven." His artwork is typically grainy and dysmorphic, a style that's becoming increasingly synonymous with the L.A. crew. The dark themes of his music also hearken to the dystopic sound of Tyler and Earl.

Clearly, Wes Blak has a degree in OF-ology. Right? Maybe he even knows where Earl is hiding.

"I first heard of Odd Future about a month ago," he tells Rocks Off over the phone.

Oh. Never mind.

"I first started on my album two months ago," says Wes. "I heard about Tyler when 'Yonkers' first dropped. And I've only heard... maybe four of their songs total."

Wes was, however, surprised when YouTube posters started referencing Odd Future songs he's never even heard of. He says he spoke with someone who claimed to be a member of the Odd Future camp who asked Wes if he'd like to join Odd Future.

"Man, I would be so flattered," he tells us. But why would Tyler want to sign someone who sounds exactly like him?



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Phil Low
Phil Low

Listen to Lower Life Form

Gomezleonor
Gomezleonor

#Team Wes blakFuck what a hata gotta say!

gvg
gvg

People are just "dick riding"..most mainstream "Hip Pop" fans now days no nothing about the history of Hip Hop. Those who critic Wes Blak by saying he "swagger jacked" OF have clearly never heard of Brotha Lynch, Gravediggaz, The WU, Esham and Shady.. all had dark and humorous lyrics. Criticizing Wes for being in the same path as OF (that has been in existence for over 20 years) is just plain retarded.

Golf wang
Golf wang

Lets not forget that artist dont make songs for a specific person. If u dont like this type of music then go listen to some of those fake artist. No one is making u listen to this.WOLF GANG!

Michael Lyn
Michael Lyn

Hahahah WTF is a wes blak.Still though, legit review.

roshan
roshan

we really don't need more of these rappers. tell this dude to make real shit. i don't want to wait till this guy is 23 for him to start making music i like.

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