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When Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” ended the 14-week reign of “Uptown Funk!” atop the Hot 100 last week, a natural first question was really? Once we all got past the initial shock of a tepid Paul Walker tribute from the Furious 7 soundtrack coming out of nowhere to unseat one of… More »

We’re very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it’s been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

Tyler, The Creator released Cherry Bomb, his fourth album if we’re counting Bastard as an album, in the closing hours of this year’s Coachella, a festival where he’s been a major presence for years. So maybe he wanted the world, or at least a significant chunk of his fanbase, to hear the album for the… More »

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Tyler, The Creator, Katy Perry, Weird Al Cover “Daisy Bell” For Mark Ryden’s The Gay Nineties

I don’t know if any actual music-industry figures could’ve made this happen, but Mark Ryden, a pop-art painter who’s done a ton of album covers over the years, has lined up an impressive and all-over-the-place lineup of musicians to cover the same song on one album. This past weekend, Ryden opened a show called The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014 - 9:16 am

Watch An Action-Packed Clip From Loiter Squad Season 3

Odd Future’s sketch-comedy show Loiter Squad has been going strong for a few years now on Adult Swim. The third season of the show will be out this spring, and they’ve just shared a new teaser. Beginning with Tyler and the other members of Loiter Squad (which includes Earl Sweatshirt now) in a restaurant, it… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014 - 11:43 am

Watch Pharrell’s Star-Studded Coachella Performance

While the most famous thing by far on the Coachella stage was Pharrell’s hat, the man himself managed to wrangle up enough star power to compete. Last night’s performance was a revolving door of celebrities including guest appearances from Nelly (“Hot In Herre”), Snoop Dogg (Lion, whatever) (“Drop It Like It’s Hot” & “Beautiful”), Busta… More »

By: James Rettig / April 13, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Tyler, The Creator SXSW Statement: That Wasn’t A Riot

Last week, during a SXSW day show at the Scoot Inn, Tyler, The Creator told the fans lined up outside the venue — and there were a lot of them — to push their way in. They did. And when Tyler was leaving Austin, Austin police arrested him and charged him with inciting a riot,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 9:35 am

Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Inciting A Riot At SXSW

UPDATE: Tyler was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor and released on $25,000 bail. He’s since spoken out on Twitter about the incident… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 15, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Tyler, The Creator Almost Started A Riot At SXSW

One contender for the most thrilling performance I’ve ever witnessed at SXSW was Odd Future’s show at the Scoot Inn in 2011, the year the chaotic skate-rat rap crew was all anybody could talk about in Austin. It was total madness in a good way — the kind of anarchy you want out of a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014 - 11:31 am

Future – “Move That Dope” (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Pusha T) Video

Future’s trap-spaceship banger “Move That Dope” is easily my favorite rap song of 2014 thus far, and it’s probably my favorite song period. For a music video, it deserves nothing less than, like, a Paul Thomas Anderson film, and that’s more than director Benny Boom is capable of. But Boom has still put together a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2014 - 9:14 am

Hear Hudson Mohawke Reveal The Original Version Of Kanye’s “Bound” Feat. Tyler, The Creator

Producer Hudson Mohawke played what is believed to be the original version of Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ during his DJ set in Leeds on Saturday. Different from the released anthem that listeners will always remember for its Kim-on-a-motorcycle video, this version — circulating under the name “Bound 1″ — is more piano-driven and features a… More »

By: Taylor Law / February 17, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Watch Tyler, The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt Perform “Garbage” At The 2013 VGX Awards

Tyler, The Creator had a song called “Garbage” in Grand Theft Auto V, and he showed up at the video-game-honoring VGX Awards to perform the track with Earl Sweatshirt in tow. It’s a typically grimy and foreboding Tyler production but with some excellent brass parts that make the song sound appropriately ceremonious for the occasio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Pharrell – “Happy” 24-Hour Music Video

The year of Pharrell is coming to an end, but not without this pretty huge finish. “Happy,” a song from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, has been made into what’s billed as the world’s first 24-hour music video. It’s a huge, happy, dance-y, smile-y adventure of a thing with cameos from Jamie Fox, Steve Carrell,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Watch Kanye’s Surprise Performance At Odd Future Carnival ’13

At last year’s inaugural Odd Future Carnival, Lil Wayne showed up as a surprise guest performer. At this year’s event, which went down Saturday in L.A., Yeezus was in the building. Kanye West was originally scheduled to be performing in Chicago last night before his tour was rerouted, but he took advantage of the day… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Watch Tyler, The Creator On Arsenio

We now live in a society where Arsenio Hall and Tyler, The Creator will sit across from each other, on television, and Arsenio will tell Tyler “you’re very free with your tweets.” Even six months ago, this would be unthinkable. Tyler was a guest on last night’s episode of the revitalized Arsenio show, and he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 9:21 am

The 10 Best Moments From The 2013 YouTube Music Awards

After an ambitious and awkward 90-minute production, the inaugural YouTube Music Awards have disappeared into a cloud of blue chalk dust. The ceremony, streamed live from a warehouse in New York, attempted to capture the madcap spirit of early MTV and only occasionally succeeded — and if success means a lot of eyeballs on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Watch The YouTube Music Awards Feat. Performances By Arcade Fire, M.I.A., Earl Sweatshirt, & More

Grab some popcorn (but don’t dare smear butter on that keyboard) and cozy up in front of your laptop screen because the inaugural YouTube Music Awards are going down this evening live from New York’s Pier 36. Reggie Watts and Jason Schwartzman will host (crossing my fingers for an original-lineup Phantom Planet reunion), and Spike… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Watch Odd Future’s Horror Movie The Ghost Of The Hotel

Cleary, Tyler, The Creator is the Orson Welles of this rap shit. Last night, the Odd Future figurehead posted a cinematic masterpiece of a six-minute horror movie called The Ghost Of The Hotel. It stars Tyler, Earl Sweatshirt, Jasper Dolphin, and Taco, all of them using silly gravelly voices and one of them running around… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 9:12 am

Tyler, The Creator Goes Off On Will.I.Am

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned Tyler, The Creator Twitter rant to start your day off right. Tyler, Odd Future’s ringleader, met Black Eyed Peas ringleader will.i.am (both groups are their own sort of circus, no?) at an unnamed star-studded event recently. Will.i.am offered some career advice along the lines of, “You make a decisio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2013 - 10:16 am

Kanye Discusses Yeezus Leftovers And Wedding Plans, Praises Tyler, The Creator In Radio Interviews

UPDATE: In yet another radio interview, this time with L.A.’s 97.1 AMP Radio, Kanye offered voluminous praise for Tyler, The Creator, “an artist, innovator, and a good mentor.” Tyler apparently helped out designing Kanye’s Yeezus tour merch, and Kanye has solicited Tyler’s help with directing music videos. Says Kanye of Tyler, “He’s so talented and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Tyler, The Creator & Flying Lotus: No Fans Of The YouTube Music Awards

For a second there, it looked like the YouTube Music Awards could be some kind of game-changer: Creative direction from Spike Jonze, performances from Arcade Fire and M.I.A. and Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator, the entire idea of an A-list awards show that exists entirely on the internet. This could’ve flipped the entire awards-show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013 - 9:42 am

Pusha T – “Trouble On My Mind (Rustie Remix)” (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)

Rustie uploaded a new remix today with an interesting story. Apparently there was going to be a Pusha T remix EP titled Lucky T, but it never surfaced. It would’ve had remixes by Machinedrum (who also is in Sepalcure), Lunice, Hudson Mohawk, and more. It’s a good thing that Rustie decided to put this “Trouble… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale” Video

Last night, Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator posted what’s become the latest in a long string of antic, colorful, juvenile-as-fuck music videos, videos that couldn’t be further removed from the cold and mesmerizing simplicity of his career-making “Yonkers” video. This one is for “Tamale,” the goofiest song on his album Wolf, and it’s got… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2013 - 9:09 am