There is something about the enthusiastic nihilism of the next generation that makes old people want to save the kids. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is a music/art crew from L.A. who seem to have sparked the find the Svengali in the Odd Future story.
A number of recent comments and write ups on the band have emphasized various handlers — usually older white men who have been boosters for the band. Chris Faraone got to interview Odd Future publicist (who also handles the Wu Tang Clan) Barru for one take on this narrative.
Part of it is the desire to discredit young people’s inventiveness. And the desire to attribute Odd Future’s success to the work of industry insiders.