Tyler, The Creator Pens Poem In Frank Ocean's "Boys Don't Cry" Zine
Frank Ocean's "Boys Don't Cry" zine released as an accompaniment to Blonde is, by all accounts, nearly as amazing as the album itself. It features a poem on McDonalds by Kanye West.
Frank Ocean Spotted Street Racing Tyler, The Creator And A$AP Rocky
To say the anticipation for Frank Ocean’s sophomore album is palpable is like saying summers in Atlanta are kinda hot. So when Frank makes any appearance, even just to walk past the livestream camera located at Apple’s headquarters, it sends the internet into a frenzy. Which brings us to the most recent Frank Ocean sighting. The video below was shot by A$AP Rocky and shows a person who looks unmistakably like Frank Ocean leaning out the window of a car as the A$AP Mob rapper asks “DO YOU WANT TO RACE?” Frank Ocean’s response?
5 Rappers Who Should Have Their Own Beats 1 Shows
With the announcement that Travis Scott will be getting his own show on Beats 1 Radio show, it's clear that Apple is not slowing down in handing out airtime to rappers. Travis joins artists like Drake, DJ Khaled, Pharrell, and eventually, Chance The Rapper (last we heard at least), on the network, and it's got us thinking about who else would be a good fit.
Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw 2016
Camp Flog Gnaw is approaching. This afternoon Tyler, The Creator took to his Instagram to unveil the line-up for this year's annual festival, which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year the festival spans November 12-13. The line-up this year is pretty impressive. Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper act as the main headliners. You'll also get to catch performances from Kehlani, DJ Mustard, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, SZA, Joey Bada$$ and many others.
Tyler, The Creator Reflects On Pharrell's Debut Album, "In My Mind," 10 Years Later
Tyler, The Creator has never been shy about citing Pharrell as his biggest influence, and on top of worshiping the N*E*R*D discography, The Neptunes' Clones, and the Star Trak output of artists like Clipse, Slim Thug, and Fam-Lay, Tyler has always had a special place in his heart for Pharrell's debut solo album, In My Mind.
Chance The Rapper Announces "Magnificent Coloring Day" Event With Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator & More
Chance The Rapper is already bringing his (magnificent) Coloring Book project around the world with his "Maginificent Coloring World" tour-- literally, he'll be performing shows in the United States, Canada (okay just Toronto), Europe and Australia. However, if you know Chance, you know he's gotta do something even bigger and better for his home of Chicago.
Producers On ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" Include Metro Boomin, Tyler The Creator, Alchemist & More
The excitement surrounding ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album, the Blank Face LP, is steadily increasing with each day. Today, two weeks before the album's release, Q shared part 1 of a short film entitled "By Any Means." The clip also serves as the music video to the Blank Face LP track of the same name.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Watch Tyler, The Creator's Full Golf Wang Fashion Show
While Odd Future no longer exists as a group, Tyler, The Creator has successfully made it a brand. The rapper has always had an aesthetic that reached far beyond music, and much of his creativity has been poured into his Golf Wang merch as of late. Tyler had his very first Golf Wang fashion show yesterday, where his brightly colored clothing was modeled for an audience that included Kanye West, Kylie Jenner, and Solange.
Fetty Wap, Bryson Tiller, Logic, & More To Perform At Bumbershoot 2016
Seattle's Bumbershoot Music Festival has announced its full 2016 lineup. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are headlining. Notable hip hop acts include Fetty Wap, Bryson Tiller, Run the Jewels, G-Eazy, Anderson .Paak, Tyler, the Creator, Logic, Flatbush Zombies; other acts that may be of interest to hip hop fans include Pretty Lights, Kamasi Washington, Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta.
Kanye West Claps Back At Tyler, The Creator By Beating Kim In A Race
Kanye West crashed A$AP Rocky's set during weekend 1 at Coachella, but the most entertaining moment he was able to provide occurred outside of the main stage and on the festival grounds, where he and Tyler, the Creator took part in an impromptu footrace. Tyler won by a long shot, though Ye was quick to blame a guy who, in filming the race, had obstructed his path to the finish line.
Tyler, The Creator's Golf Wang Line Gets Its Own Fashion Show In LA
Rappers are taking the fashion runways by storm. Just last week A$AP Mob members A$AP Bari and A$AP Rocky were representing at their version of a runway show for their VLONE brand. Kanye West’s over-the-top Yeezy shows are impossible to ignore. Tyler, The Creator’s clothing line Golf Wang will be the next up with its own runway show.
Afropunk Brooklyn Lineup Includes Tyler, The Creator, Flying Lotus, Ice Cube & More
The Brooklyn Afropunk festival has emerged as one of the preeminent displays of Afro-centric music in all of its far-reaching varieties. This year's festival, which will take place on August 27 and 28 at the Commodore Perry Park in the Fort Greene neighborhood, looks to host the most impressive lineup yet, with a diverse range of exciting acts including Tyler, the Creator, Ice Cube, Flying Lotus, CeeLo Green, The Internet, and more.
Kanye West Racing Tyler, The Creator At Coachella Is A Must-Watch
Like many of L.A.'s celebrities, Kanye West was at Coachella on Friday, making a special appearance in both Jack U and ASAP Rocky's sets, the latter of which he actually performed "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" before he and Rocky's mics were cut off due to time restrictions. When he wasn't popping up on stage, he seemed to be having a pretty good time behind the scenes, as some footage of an athletic competition between himself and Tyler, The Creator surfaces today.
Tyler, The Creator Unveils New "Adolf Trump" Golf Wang T-Shirt
Tyler, the Creator has been known to provoke controversy with his Golf Wang fashion line. Last May, he created a T-shirt for the brand that was adorned with a huge neo-Nazi symbol that happened to be rainbow-colored as well. His seeming intent was to hijack the symbol (the logo of White Pride Worldwide) and have it suggest a pride for equality instead of seclusion. His latest Golf Wang T-shirt is also overtly provocative, as it shows a picture of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump with a Hitler mustache.
J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, & Ice Cube To Headline Pemberton 2016
With festival season approaching, hip hop heads should consider traveling to Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada this year. Pemberton just announced the full 2016 lineup and it looks very promising. Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Ice Cube are all headliners. Also of interest for hip hop enthusiasts: Tyler, the Creator, Tory Lanez, Anderson .Paak, Method Man and Redman, Rae Sremmurd, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, SZA, Mac Miller, Cypress Hill, FKA twigs, Dizzy Wright, Hudson Mohwake, & Pell.
Tyler, The Creator, Justin Timberlake & Chad Hugo Are On Pharrell's OTHERtone Radio
OVO Radio is a good place to discover new music, but if you're looking for some good old-fashioned knowledge, Pharrell's OTHERtone is the way to go. Today's show focuses on Skateboard P's early work with the Neptunes, bringing in his old creative partner Chad Hugo to talk, as well as Justin Timberlake and Tyler, The Creator.
Migos, Lil Yachty, Big Sean, Vic Mensa & Tyler The Creator Spotted Working With Kanye West On "Turbo Grafx 16"
Even though we’re only a few weeks removed from The Life Of Pablo, Kanye West is already working on its follow up, Turbo Grafx 16, which is slated to arrive this Summer. On Monday, Migos’ Quavo took to Instagram to stunt on the competition with a picture of him, Offset, Big Sean, Tyle The Creator, Lil Yachty, and Vic Mensa all in the studio working with Kanye West on his next album “Turbo,” as he wrote in the caption.
Tyler, The Creator Announces US Leg Of Summer Tour
Tyler, the Creator has announced a short summer tour that will begin toward the end of May. Beginning in Tempe, Arizona on May 25, the tour will go mainly through the southwest and midwest. There are 11 shows in total, the final one taking place on June 10 at Bonnaroo, the festival at which Tyler will be joined by acts like J. Cole, Miguel, and LCD Soundsystem.
Top Tracks: March 14 - 20
Last week was definitely dominated by SXSW, with most of the rap world seeming like they were down in Austin either to perform, kick it with some of their equals in the game, or announce mixtapes in creative ways.