Houston Music

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

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.

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