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From the Internet to Vampire Weekend: can a band survive the splinter project?

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When the band have a break and its individual members go solo - things will never be the same again Odd Future are like the rap equivalent of an Amway pyramid scheme. Having started as a branding umbrella for its many members’ solo talents, it has reached the stage where the multiple groups it spawned have all started their own potentially lucrative sub-pyramids. Case in point: the Internet, who began as Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians, but enlisted friends to make a band. Since 2015’s Ego Death, each of the group’s five members has made a solo album. Now they’re back, with a new track – Roll (Burbank Funk), featuring Steve Lacy on vocals for a change – plus a new album on the horizon.
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