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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 & Earl Sweatshirt @ Best Buy Theater, NYC 7/26/12

When I entered the Best Buy Theater, I walked past the box office and immediately braced myself as a lanky guy with long shorts, a baggy T-shirt, and a basketball hat trudged toward me with two security guards following attentively. He thrust a leg outward as if stepping over a small fence and smacked a… More »

By: Alex Tatusian / July 27, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Watch Trash Talk & Odd Future Perform Together In Brooklyn

To cap off last night’s Odd Future Records bazaar, Trash Talk played a late night set at Williamsburg’s 285 Kent. Left Brain DJed before Trash Talk took the stage, so you know OF made their presence felt early and often; eventually, Tyler took the mic and led a version of “Radical” with Trash Talk a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 27, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Tyler, The Creator & Toro Y Moi – “Hey You”

Tyler, The Creator shows a lot of love for Toro Y Moi on Twitter, so you had to figure a collaboration between the two was only a matter of time. Apparently, the track, “Hey You,” got out there before they were finished, but OF is rolling with it. Via their Tumblr:… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Frank Ocean – “Golden Girl” (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)

Here’s a Channel Orange bonus cut called “Golden Girl,” a breezy, loverlorn number featuring Tyler, The Creator doing a verse in his pitched-down devil voice. “Let’s toast and listen to Michael Bolton,” Tyler says. It’s a physical-release exclusive, something you won’t be able to get at your local Target (more on that below). More »

By: Corban Goble / July 12, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Frank Ocean Comes Out

In a post on his Tumblr, Frank Ocean, the buttery-genius R&B singer from the Odd Future crew, has essentially come out of the closet. He never says anything as plain as “I’m gay,” but he does open up, telling a story about falling in love with a man:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 4, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Odd Future – “Sam (Is Dead)” Video

Tyler, The Creator is not done with his directing career! Tyler did the video for “Sam (Is Dead),” a Tyler/Domo Genesis track from The O.F. Tape Vol. 2, under his Wolf Haley alias, and it’s a trip through Deer Hunter-type war-movie iconography. The seven-minute clip has some extra film-score music from Tyler, and it ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2012 - 9:08 am

Watch Tyler, The Creator Punk The Wanted, Shenae Grimes

A couple of weeks ago, Bam Margera pranked Odd Future capo Tyler, The Creator on the revamped version of MTV’s Punk’d. This week, Tyler got a chance to do a bunch of punking of his own, hosting a new episode of the show. On the show, he pulls stunts on a bunch of celebrities I’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 8:50 am

Watch Tyler, The Creator Get Punk’d

MTV’s newly relaunched Ashton Kutcher-free version of Punk’d depends on celebrity guest hosts pranking their celebrity friends Last night’s episode featured Jackass alums Bam Margera (not looking so good) and Wee Man orchestrating an exploding-taco-truck stunt for the benefit of Tyler, The Creator. The best thing we learn from this: Tyler’s reaction to seeing a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2012 - 9:01 am

Odd Future – “NY (Ned Flander)” Video

Billed as a sequel to their “Rella” video, Odd Future’s latest clip for “NY (Ned Flander)” is awash with similar bizarre imagery, where Tyler plays a rapping baby and Hodgy Beats plays a deadbeat. Tyler (Wolf Haley) directs, obviously. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 6, 2012 - 12:22 am

Odd Future – “Rella” Video (NSFW)

Outside of a new track from Earl Sweatshirt, the Odd Future collective, as a group, has been relatively quiet lately (though rapper Mike G and Syd Tha Kid sideproject the Internet put out releases). As promised, the crew has come through with a new video, “Rella,” which will be a track on their upcoming posse… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 21, 2012 - 12:12 am

The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a pointed interview comment. Maybe they’d toss in a lyrical jab, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd did toward Neil Young on “Sweet Home Alabama,” but that would be just about it. That’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am

Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Vandalism

When you go to an Odd Future show as an audience member, you’ve got to know that there’s a reasonable chance you’ll be kicked in the head. The same thing should not, however, extend to the professional adults working at those shows. Last night, Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator was arrested “on suspicion of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2011 - 9:04 am

The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television’s best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon’s music talent booker. Way to go, person responsible for pointing those Studio 6B HD-cameras at our tag cloud: Bang the Fallon gong (btw, there should be a Fallon gong), a full 70% of this list come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

Game – “Martians Vs. Goblins” Video (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)

When stubbornly-still-existing California namedrop-rapper Game snagged a Tyler, The Creator guest verse for his track “Martians Vs. Goblins,” it was fun to hear a longtime industry figure going embarrassingly all-out in attempting to replicate the Odd Future shock-rap style. See, Game is legitimately insane; he’s the type of guy who constantly gets ugly face tattoo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2011 - 10:22 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there’s not a lot of surprises here, it’s a strong list capped by a beyond-worthy champion. There’s a little overlap with yesterday’s Top 10 Tracks list, but not a lot, and if you have any reason to complain tha… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011

Today we begin rolling out the results of this year’s Gummy Awards: The only set of lists which are perfectly impervious to comment section backlash as they are voted upon by you, the esteemed Shut Up, Dude/Monsters’ Ball electorate. Up first is 2011’s Top 10 Tracks. The results may shock you! And they may not! More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm

Pusha T – “Oooh” (Feat. Hodgy Beats, Liva Don & Tyler, The Creator)

A few years ago, Clipse launched a clothing line called Play Cloths, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen any non-Clipse human beings wearing their clothes. Nonetheless, Clipse rapper and recent Kanye beneficiary Pusha T recently cranked out a mixtape to go along with the Play Cloths holiday collection. It’s creatively titled Play Cloths HolidayMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Tyler, The Creator Guests On The Regular Show

Tyler, The Creator has always been a figurative cartoon character, and yesterday he became a literal one. Both Tyler and Community actor/Childish Gambino rapper Donald Glover guested on an episode of the Cartoon Network program The Regular Show, playing — and this is a serious stretch — skateboarding rap kids. Tyler manages not to cuss,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2011 - 10:29 am

Tyler, The Creator – “Bitch Suck Dick” Video (Feat. Jasper Dolphin & Taco)

Within the Odd Future crew, the rappers Jasper Dolphin and Taco play a pretty weird role: They’re the two guys who are absolutely terrible at rapping, and they know it. So every time they jump on a track, they’re essentially there to make fun of themselves, the song, and rap in general. Their outlandishly inept… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 12, 2011 - 9:48 am

10 Possible Monday Night Football Replacements For Hank Williams, Jr.

As you may have heard, country music lifer Hank Williams, Jr. has parted ways with Monday Night Football, the TV show he spent 20 years singing the intro for, just because he made a totally calm and reasonable parallel between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. (He also compared John Boehner to Netanyahu? Whatever.) If you… More »

By: Stereogum / October 6, 2011 - 4:24 pm