Earlier this month Odd Future accidentally set fire to a palm tree in Los Angeles with a bottle rocket.
Click above to watch the incident, which was filmed by a passer-by. The accident happened on Fairfax Avenue, outside the hip hop collective’s pop-up store.
As well as burning the tree, the fire rained down onto the awning of an Italian restaurant next door to the Odd Future shop. Gawker reports that the collective promised to pay for the damage and buy a replacement awning, however, as of yesterday (August 12), the burnt awning is still hanging above the entrance to Damiano Mr Pizza.
In June, Odd Future released the video for their track ‘Sam Is Dead’ – scroll down to watch it.
The seven-minute video has a wartime theme and was directed by Tyler, The Creator using his Wolf Haley alias. Tyler stars in the video alongside Odd Future bandmate Domo Genesis, while Earl Sweatshirt and Lee Spielman from Trash Talk also make appearances.
‘Sam Is Dead’, performed by Tyler and Genesis, is the third single from ‘The OF Tape Vol 2’, which was released in March. The tracks ‘Rella’ and ‘NY (Ned Flanders)’ were previously released as singles with accompanying videos.
Tyler, the Creator – real name Tyler Gregory Okonma – is expected to release his third solo album, ‘Wolf’, later this year. He made his solo debut with the ‘Bastard’ album in 2009 and a follow-up effort called ‘Goblin’ came out in 2011.