Last week, with very little advance notice, rap game-twister Tyler, The Creator released his album IGOR. He also gave a grand rollout to the single “EARFQUAKE,” a sung-not-rapped zone-out with vocals from R&B legend Charlie Wilson and ad-libs from Playboi Carti. “EARFQUAKE” also has a video, which features Black-ish star Tracee … More »
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A surprise Tyler the Creator concert in London last week was cancelled at the last minute due to overcrowding. The concert was meant to promote the new album IGOR which was released on Friday, May 17. Prior to the concert, Tyler was promoting the event with vague tweets that had him dancing in London with […]
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Post-Odd Future Tyler, The Creator finds him somewhere between Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt. He can be as reclusive as his mates, but he embraces pop melodies, unlike Earl, and is too anarchic to be a cleansing songbird. Though he probably won’t admit it outright, he gives too much of a fuck to be punk. More »
Tyler, The Creator was banned from entering the UK for three to five years in 2015 by the Home Office, who stated that the rapper “encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality” and “fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.” … More »
In 2017, Tyler, the Creator‘s major-label debut Flower Boy turned him from an alternative hip-hop phenomenon to a household name. With many hotly anticipating what his next album would bring, the Odd Future founder kept people entertained with tracks from the Grinch soundtrack, one-off singles, and features with Kali Uchis, A$AP Rocky, and more. Now back with his first full project in two years, Tyler, the Creator has shared his brand new album, IGOR.
Fitted with an ominously rough album cover, IGOR subverts the tidiness and approachability of Flower Boy. Tyler, the Creator maintains his rough, jazz/funk/neo-soul-influenced sound (abrasive percussion and complex synth work pervade the project) while flipping it completely on its head. With features from Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and more hidden in the liner notes, the album is full of subtle, understated collaboration, making for an LP that is quintessentially Tyler, the Creator.
We’ve been anticipating Tyler, The Creator’s new album Igor since he announced it last week, and fortunately it’s out today. Even better, along with the new LP we’re getting a video for early highlight “EARFQUAKE.” One of the great music video artists of our time is back in action, and once again he … More »
It’s been a little under two years since the release of Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy. This isn’t to say he hasn’t kept himself occupied. On top of curating the annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival — which is set to return this November at Dodger Stadium — he’s also worked … More »
New Tyler, the Creator music is on its way and it’s coming quickly. Tyler, the Creator has officially announced his fifth studio album, IGOR, via Twitter.
Set for release May 17, IGOR will follow his critically acclaimed album, Flower Boy, as the first full-length project to arrive on Tyler’s behalf after the latter album’s 2017 release. While the Camp Flow Gnaw founder previously made no hints at an upcoming album, a Sony financial report that detailed new projects from the artist alongside two new clips caused fans to speculate fervently that Tyler has been sitting on new music.
Titled “IGOR’S THEME” and “WHATSGOOD” (posted May 1 and May 3 respectively), the snippets preview what’s to come via IGOR. The content embodies Tyler’s signature style —strange, very much outlandish, and provoking in one genius package. Lewis Rossignol created the visual art for the release.
Recently, Tyler put out an EP inspired by animated remake of The Grinch as well as singles here and there, including “Potato Salad” with A$AP Rocky. He has continued working on his fashion brand Golf Wang since its inception in 2011.
IGOR: 5/17 pic.twitter.com/FW1fl2ufdS
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) May 6, 2019
Photo Credit: Matthieu Venot/GQ
Tyler, The Creator began posting teaser videos late last week, leaving the world to wonder whether the follow-up to 2017’s exceptional Scum Fuck Flower Boy was coming soon. It is! On Twitter today, Tyler confirms that Igor is out 5/17, a week from this Friday. More »
A supplemental financial report by Sony released on April 26 reveals that both Tyler, the Creator and Calvin Harris have new music in the works presumably set to drop before June 30—end of the second financial quarter.
Both artists have yet to make an official announcement regarding an album release. Tyler’s last album, Flower Boy, came out in 2017; since then, he has kept fans engaged with music projects including his soundtrack work on the animated re-make of The Grinch and an EP inspired by it, a series of loosies including “GELATO,” “435,” “PEACH FUZZ,” and “PUFF.” Harris also put out Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 in 2017. The superstar shared a remix package of his 2009 track “I’m Not Alone” featuring remixes by Camelphat and Thomas Schumacher on April 5. He also released single “Giant” with Rag’n’Bone Man.
Harris’ and Tyler’s names are found under a subsection titled “Noteworthy projects for the quarter ending June 30, 2019” in the report along with Bruce Springsteen, Mark Ronson, and Chris Brown, although no project titles are listed. Among other artists with albums already announced or released include Khalid’s Free Spirit, DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd, BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona, and more.
H/T: GeniusPhoto credit: Matthieu Venot / GQ