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Waka Flocka Flame Interviews Tyler, the Creator for ‘Interview’

Tyler, the Creator is definitely on the come-up.  He was recently interviewed by Waka Flocka Flame for the music section of Interview and I must say that it was hilarious, yet informative.  Highlights and fotos (taken by George Harrison) below:

FLAME: So would you describe Odd Future as a hip-hop heavy-metal group? Or a punk-rock rap group?  How do you describe what you and your crew do?

TYLER: I don’t like either description. I don’t like being put in a box. I just make music, you know? When you’re put in a box, people have a set mind-state of what your music could sound like before they even look into it. Like, if no one ever heard of me, but I’m hip-hop-metal-rock, then they’re already gonna have an expectation of what the music will sound like. Then, when they go in and finally listen to it, it might be different from what they thought, and they could automatically hate it because they already had expectations.

FLAME: So what inspires y’all then?

TYLER: When I’m on stage, it’s, like, Ian Curtis and Sid Vicious—like, real punk rock and shit. I’m like a big 10-year-old when I’m on stage. I just go up there and do whatever I think is cool at the moment. And then, when it comes to rappin’, I like watchin’ a lot of cartoons and movies and shit. Usually, when I’m rappin’, I’m creating a big story or a concept song that sounds like a movie to me.

FLAME: I’m sure you know people say y’all’s lyrics are dark or are negative. What do y’all think fans should get when they walk away from listening to y’all’s music?

TYLER: Well, our fans relate to our music, but most of the time the people who say that our music is dark and weird and shit like that—it doesn’t relate to them so they judge it based on what shocks them the most instead of the whole project. So the fans walk away as fans who are relatin’ to the shit, knowin’ what the fuck I’m talkin’ about, and then the other people can just sit there and claim what we’re doing is dark and Satanist or other bullshit that I don’t even like readin’ about. Because I’ll be readin’ shit where peo- ple say, “He’s not lyrical, and rap is supposed to be lyri- cal and have passion,” and I’m sitting there like, “He’s rappin’ about his life and how he misses his brother [on the song “Nightmare” from Goblin]. How is that not passionate?” But I guess those people just don’t relate to anything we’re saying, so they’re quick to judge.

FLAME: In that video y’all directed called “Yonkers,” you eat that cockroach, then you vomit it back up, then you’re bleeding out your nose, then you’re hangin’ yourself . . .

TYLER: Well, a lot of people think that stuff is deeper than it really is. Some people just think too much. Like, my manager knows I wanna be a video director, so he was like, “Hey, just write a video, write the treatment for it, and we’ll shoot it.” So I was like, “All right, fuck it. I’ll eat a cockroach, I’ll throw up, and then I’ll hang myself . . . It’s, like, no subliminal messages or secret meanings or anything. I just personally think the shit would look really cool, so I did it. I just like doing shit that I think is cool, and people happen to like it, so I’m pretty, like, fortunate for that. So I’m gonna just continue to be myself and do what I like. Again, people are just so quick to judge shit ’cause they don’t understand it. But I understand what I’m doing, and that’s all that should matter.

FLAME: How does your mom react to your lyrics?

TYLER: I think she sees her son just doing something. She doesn’t even listen to whatever any critic says or anything. She just sees her son out there having the time of his life, so she supports it.

FLAME: Are y’all tryin’ to change the direction of hip-hop?

TYLER: I’m not trying to change the direction of anything. I’m just doing what I wanna do, saying what I wanna say, and if the shit happens to change, then that’s cool. But I just like making the music I like making.

 

 

 

 

 

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Odd Future Announces ‘Golf Wang’ Tour Dates

If you are not already familiar with the alternative hip hop group Odd Future aka OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), get ready because they have just announced their tour dates. The group led by Tyler The Creator is made up of artists such as Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G and Frank Ocean. The Odd Future collective has been putting out some very alternative hip hop songs as well as some music videos that have provoked much discussion from the public. The tour “Golf Wang” is set to start September 28th in San Diego. Check out the tour dates below:

“Golf Wang” Tour 2011

September 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
September 30 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
October 2 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
October 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
October 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
October 8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
October 9 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
October 12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 14 – Chicago, IL – Metro
October 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
October 16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 18 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
October 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
October 21 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
October 24 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
October 27 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 28 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
October 30 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
October 31 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
November 2 – Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor
November 3 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
November 6 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 8 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

And if you are not familiar with Odd Future, check out the video “She” (featuring Frank Ocean) by Tyler the Creator.

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divaTunes: ‘Trouble on My Mind’ Pusha T. ft. Tyler, the Creator

Pusha T goes to the dark side with Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator for “Trouble on My Mind,” a track from Pusha’s album Fear of God Part 2: Let Us Pray, dropping August 23.  A video will accompany the song next week.

Although I’m not a fan of Tyler’s Twitter antics, I love his voice.

Listen below:



When Will Chris Brown Stop Twitter Beefin'?

So much for anger management.

R&B bad boy Chris Brown has once again found himself inside some Twitter drama.  What was supposed to be a compliment turned into a nasty war of words between Brown and Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean:

Chris:  “I f–k wit Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin Cossum.”

Frank: “i f–ks wit chris brown, reminds me of a young sisqo or ike turner”

Chris:  “@frank_ocean it was a compliment you bitch ass n—a. Everybody claim to be the devil till they meet him,”

Chris:  “F–k odd future! Make sure y’all smalltime n—-s stick yo chess out when u speak to me…Ain’t no battery in my back! U just getting on a– n—-s! Don’t let them pills go to yo head! I was tryna help yo sales n—a. You f—-n clown! You and @f–ktyler would be casted great for planet of the apes!”

Tyler: “@chrisbrown What’s Wrong Christopher? Amber Rose Stole Your Style Bro Bro?”

Tyler: “@chrisbrown Why Are You Mad Tho? Like Really, You’re Bigger Than Us Christopher. You Act Like You Like To Eat Soup, Aren’t You A Role Model?”

Chris:  “To all my fans, I’m sorry these ignorant ass n—as got me down to their level.”

Tyler: “@thegame bro these n—s are frail,” he tweeted to rapper The Game.

Chris:  “The world is crazy. These n—as talk s–t, worship the devil and start s–t wit me and I’m the bad guy? F–king hilarious.  Y’all wanna know why I’m always in some shit? Becuz people continuously f–k wit you.”

A couple of thoughts:  I chuckled to myself at the Amber Rose comparison and Tyler calling him “Christopher.”  But, on a more serious note: I think they are all on the level of stupidity.  Chris put himself in the situation by reacting to it.  Celebrities complain about people that hide behind their computers and talk about them, yet, they do the same thing to each other.  An eye for an eye makes the world blind #imjustsayin.


When Will Chris Brown Stop Twitter Beefin’?

So much for anger management.

R&B bad boy Chris Brown has once again found himself inside some Twitter drama.  What was supposed to be a compliment turned into a nasty war of words between Brown and Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean:

Chris:  “I f–k wit Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin Cossum.”

Frank: “i f–ks wit chris brown, reminds me of a young sisqo or ike turner”

Chris:  “@frank_ocean it was a compliment you bitch ass n—a. Everybody claim to be the devil till they meet him,”

Chris:  “F–k odd future! Make sure y’all smalltime n—-s stick yo chess out when u speak to me…Ain’t no battery in my back! U just getting on a– n—-s! Don’t let them pills go to yo head! I was tryna help yo sales n—a. You f—-n clown! You and @f–ktyler would be casted great for planet of the apes!”

Tyler: “@chrisbrown What’s Wrong Christopher? Amber Rose Stole Your Style Bro Bro?”

Tyler: “@chrisbrown Why Are You Mad Tho? Like Really, You’re Bigger Than Us Christopher. You Act Like You Like To Eat Soup, Aren’t You A Role Model?”

Chris:  “To all my fans, I’m sorry these ignorant ass n—as got me down to their level.”

Tyler: “@thegame bro these n—s are frail,” he tweeted to rapper The Game.

Chris:  “The world is crazy. These n—as talk s–t, worship the devil and start s–t wit me and I’m the bad guy? F–king hilarious.  Y’all wanna know why I’m always in some shit? Becuz people continuously f–k wit you.”

A couple of thoughts:  I chuckled to myself at the Amber Rose comparison and Tyler calling him “Christopher.”  But, on a more serious note: I think they are all on the level of stupidity.  Chris put himself in the situation by reacting to it.  Celebrities complain about people that hide behind their computers and talk about them, yet, they do the same thing to each other.  An eye for an eye makes the world blind #imjustsayin.


Video: "She" Tyler, the Creator ft. Frank Ocean

Besides starting twitter beefs with Chris Brown, Tyler, the Creator has also been shooting music videos.  Today, he debuts the creepy visuals for “She,” the second single from his sophomore album Goblin.  Directed by Tyler and produced by Anthony Mandler, the video stars Tyler as a stalker while Odd Future member Frank Ocean plays many roles, including boyfriend, police officer, father of the girl being stalked and what I believe is a garden gnome…seriously.  Tyler is finally arrested by the police, but the ending leaves you wondering if it really happened.

Have you bought Goblin yet?  Watch “She” below:


Video: “She” Tyler, the Creator ft. Frank Ocean

Besides starting twitter beefs with Chris Brown, Tyler, the Creator has also been shooting music videos.  Today, he debuts the creepy visuals for “She,” the second single from his sophomore album Goblin.  Directed by Tyler and produced by Anthony Mandler, the video stars Tyler as a stalker while Odd Future member Frank Ocean plays many roles, including boyfriend, police officer, father of the girl being stalked and what I believe is a garden gnome…seriously.  Tyler is finally arrested by the police, but the ending leaves you wondering if it really happened.

Have you bought Goblin yet?  Watch “She” below: