I’ve always felt that Syd the Kid was the oddest member of LA youth movement super-group Odd Future. As the lone female in the group, she’s obviously nowhere near as off the wall as their front man, Tyler the Creator, but more so because I didn’t know what role she played besides her tour DJ/studio engineer duties. I mean, not many groups take the time to acknowledge their engineer so I figured she had some sort of talent the world had yet to see. That sneaky suspicion was proved correct with the release of this gem of an album Purple Naked Ladies. Under the deft moniker The Internet she flexes her vocal talents over stellar production by Matt Martians of The Jet Age of Tomorrow. With an assist from Duepayer fave Coco (of Quadron) on the album’s standout track, Visions, as well as other quality jawns like Web of Me and Cocaine, its clear that she can hold her own with the likes fellow OF crooner Frank Ocean. Purple Naked Ladies is yet another notch on the Odd Future collective’s belt and further proof of their staying power, making the conspicuous absence of their most talented member a little less painful. Free Earl!
Web of Me
Cocaine (Official Video)