November 27, 2008. Doesn't seem that far away, But that has been the time since the Odd Future tape has dropped. Since then, well. Here you have it. BASTARD. 15 tracks of pure unorthodox lyrics. A album released on December 25, 2009. Christmas day. A album that shouldn't have been released On Christmas, more like on Friday the 13th. Although... If you know of Tyler by now, you should have seen this coming. Nothing is unexpected. This is BASTARD.
The album has to be one of the realest i've listened to. Maybe it's because Tyler speaks of what is on his mind. Which is a dangerous place to go. This album allows us to venture into the mind of an individual who is utterly not phased by mainstream propaganda. A individual who cleary does not give a fuck. 2009 has had many moments that will go down in history. And I can say if this album was listened to by the masses, the youth would have an altered state of mind.
Time was made, and a much needed Q&A was in order...
Casen Kreation: Tyler, since the odd future mixtape, what have you been up to?
Tyler, The Creator: Shit. Nothing. Skating, and acting ignorant as fuck. Taking more photos and just living life.
Casen Kreation: Why did it take you "this long" to come out with a full album? You've come out with many tracks since the OF mixtape, what happend?
Tyler, The Creator: Shit, I don’t know. I always wanted it to be perfect timing. I feel like this is the perfect time for me to release something, plus, I did most of these songs this month, so it’s really recent. It gave me time to think and put together a real album, not just random songs.
Casen Kreation: Ending 09 with a bang, sick. Speaking of random songs, I hear you got 100+ saved up. This rumor true?
Tyler, The Creator: I HAVE MORE THAN THAT. I have beats I’ve done from since I was 12 till 18. I have over 100 rough drafts of songs. I could drop a mixtape every month if I wanted.
Casen Kreation: So basically you could do what Lil Wayne did, a few years back and flood the streets with new mixtapes every month with all new shit?
Tyler, The Creator: Sure, could have....but I believe in quality over quantity.
Casen Kreation: Do you believe that's what separates you from other "artists" in the game today?
Tyler, The Creator: I think so. But, the real thing that separates Odd Future from other artists, is that we don’t give a fuck. We do what we want, we make what we listen to. I can give a fuck about what you wanna hear, I make what I want to play when I’m jacking off or baking a cake.
Casen Kreation: For those of us who don't know, break it down. Who is Odd Future, OFWGKTA?
Tyler, The Creator: ODD FUTURE is myself, left brain, hodgy beats, super 3, casey veggies, brandun deshay, domo genesis, earl and syd. Just music lovers who make what they love. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is what we are. It’s like a religion. It’s a lot of us that grew up together and have been friends for years. Skaters, musicians, artist, college students, drug dealers...just kids who have something in common that don’t give a fuck.
Casen Kreation: Back to the album, let's start off with the first track, Bastard, obviously you have some animosity towards 2dopeboys, can you shed some light on that?
Tyler, The Creator: Yeah fuck them. I feel as if they show favoritism to certain artists. Most people on there are rappers who rap about their sneakers and crooks and castles and shit, or some cliché LA rappers who talk about crenshaw and kickbacks and slauson in everysong. Or some faggot hipster who’s trying too hard. I have hit them up so many times to put my music up, which I think, at age 16-17, making his own beats and rapping good, which shows talent, should be put up. But no, they rather not. So fuck 2fuckboys, they can eat my ass in spanish. Yes, I’m bitter.
Casen Kreation: Case and point. Can't argue with that. Blogs and sites you do fuck with?
Tyler, The Creator: Casen Kreation!, 100kgold, peasandcarrots, layyouout, deadrespeakss, injuredgoods, dimepeace, its way to many to name. hypetrak on hypebeast fucked with me raw though. I love them all for even liking me.
Casen Kreation: That's what’s up. Good lookin on the shoutout! Yeah, I’ve seen that hypetrak and hypebeast postings, that’s deff a good look. Why need 2dopeboys when you got hypebeast, right? haha
Tyler, The Creator: Yeah, a lot of people fuck with hypebeast, but I can’t front, 2fuckboys is big when it comes to hip-hop music. Fuck it, I don’t need em.
Casen Kreation: Tell me the story behind French! The track goes hard.
Tyler, The Creator: Man!, I love that song, seriously, I don’t know! I work where there’s a lot of TEA around, and I thought while I was working , what I would look like in a sherlock holmes outfit drinking TEA. Then goldie locks and some really fucked up shit just start coming into my head. Wrote that shit down on my jeans and recorded it the next day.
Casen Kreation: Damn, after listening to the album, that has to be one of my favorite tracks. I was bumpin that shit in my 86 cutlass supreme today, some lady pulled up in a benzo and rolled up her windows haha.
Tyler, The Creator: Good. That’s exactly what I love to hear.
Casen Kreation: Is that your message? To have "Corporate America" be in disgust with your music? Despite if you give a fuck of anyone else’s thoughts, besides your own?
Tyler, The Creator: Yes, I want people to say "Why the fuck did he say that?" This is America you can’t say that!" Free speech is muthafucka aint it? But when it comes to beats, I want them to say wow, this nigga is sent from heaven with these beautiful sounds....but that’s satan’s son rapping.
Casen Kreation: Speaking of satan, from the back cover of your album to "sold my soul to the devil for 30% off" what's up with the satan references? Or are you just fucking with us all again?
Tyler, The Creator: Well, other than the fact that I’m atheist, my grandmother once told me I was from hell, since I was so evil. I kinda took that and flipped it. Since I didn’t have a father, I sorta went to "this devil guy" as a role model.
Casen Kreation: You must have took that to heart, especially if that was said to you at a early age.
Tyler, The Creator: Yeah, overall my childhood was great, but, I remembered that.
Casen Kreation: What are the red and blue cover significances?
Tyler, The Creator: The good and evil. Evil is more so demonic, blue is more so happy. On the blue cover, it reads a secret message. On the red, some kids have the number 6 on them.
Casen Kreation: Back again at the satan reference as a role model? Or you have a hate against kids as well?
Tyler, The Creator: Nah, I’m still a kid in a sense, 18 ain’t no adult cuh, my grandma would be proud.
Casen Kreation: Word.
Casen Kreation: Yo, that tina track, fuck man. Fucking hilarious. You reference tina, sarah, who are these girls?
Tyler, The Creator: Lisa is from some dude looking for some random bitch named lisa at my homies house. Sarah is a fake name I gave this girl who dissed me. Tina, it’s like part 2 from lisa, that random ass wtf? song.
Casen Kreation: Ahh that one. I remember that one. Shit. Girls shouldn’t be dissing you, they could end up on a fucking album! On blast!
Tyler, The Creator: Milan, Raquel, Danielle, You will hear these names throughout the album.
Casen Kreation: If you had to shoot a video for one of these tracks, which one and why?
Tyler, The Creator: I plan on shooting a video for blow, cus I have an idea...but sarah, just beacause it would be stupid scary x crazy, and I want raquel to know how I felt when that homecoming shit didn’t work out.
Casen Kreation: Speaking of blow, I’m listening to it now. These bose speakers are gunna blow my eardrums. Damn. I’m sure she'd get the message then.
Tyler, The Creator: Lmfao yeah. I hate her. But love her.
Casen Kreation: "Pigs Fly" you have Domo Genesis on the track, tell me how you guys got together on this track.
Tyler, The Creator: Shit. Domo and I are 3 days apart. We are like brothers man, same type of household, single parents, never was in gangs, shit like that, and, shit, we just clicked at school. He started coming over to my house to record rough drafts on my computer when we would ditch math class. We did this song so many times. But, this is it and he ripped it.
Casen Kreation: Yeah, I checked his "Heart Of Gold" track, and knew he was to come out with some great work.
Tyler, The Creator: Man, that dude has punch lines for days. Seriously, the shit we got cooking up is bananas.
Casen Kreation: Whaaaat? Another Tyler, The Creator and Domo track?
Tyler, The Creator: Omg. We have this song called "good morning". When I say the greatest beat I’ve done to date, I MEAN IT. It’s so beautiful. No words can explain this way this beat can make you feel.
Casen Kreation: In many of your tracks you shout out to freshjive, what's your affiliation with the brand?
Tyler, The Creator: I fucks with no homo. Right now, I actually intern designing shit, it’s one of my favorite brands and I love the experience.
Casen Kreation: That's what's up. I love Rick's new "no label" concept. Pure genius.
Tyler, The Creator: Man that guy is fucking awesome. The way he comes up with shit. He is a really awesome guy to kick it with.
Casen Kreation: It's no mystery to us, but you're deff on your video A game. Your videos on youtube always get me. Favorites, sidekick break II & puppy love. Aside from your videos that have reached over 36,000 views, you're pretty into film huh?
Tyler, The Creator: Yeah I want a career in it....but those are just videos for fun...I’m really into the art of it, I have some secret stashed shit I’m going to show you.
Casen Kreation: What can we expect in the future for Tyler, The Creator? Collaborations between brands/artists? Side projects? New material?
Tyler, The Creator: Shit. Look out for mellowhype, that’s hodgy and left brain, earl and domo shit coming soon. I will be releasing videos to some songs. Other than that, I’m just gonna be living life until next xmas when I release some other shit.
Casen Kreation: Sick. Good to see the OF fam come up. Next xmas? I know you're not going a year without releasing one track till xmas?!
Tyler, The Creator: I know. That WOLF GANG skate video coming soon too. I might release one thing but, ima let OF get some light, ima push them till my dick falls off.
Casen Kreation: Good lookin on that shit. OF Sergeant on some real shit.
Casen Kreation: Any shout outs you wanna give out?
Tyler, The Creator: Yeah, fuck steve harvey and fuck keenan thompson. OFWGKTA
Casen Kreation: Tell em where they can download the album and your other sites.
Tyler, The Creator: oddfuture.com It’s there on dat first page, after the porn virus.
Well there you have it people. Straight from the Odd Future sergeant himself. Tyler, The Creator. BASTARD.
So when this track came out about.. What, a month ago? Feels like a month. Anyway, when it came out, I thought it was a great collab Between Yelawolf and Santana. Good track. Didn't expect a video for it though. But the video did the song justice. And for some reason, Santana fits that white robe well. A good look? Maybe it's his wide eyes.