Tyler The Creator's fans have been eating well the last few years, and they're showing their love by helping him reach new heights. Tyler's latest album, Call Me If You Get Lost, recently achieved a historic milestone. The rapper has made history as the first artist ever to have a number 1 album on the Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums chart for three consecutive years. The album reached No.1 on the Billboard chart in 2021, 2022, and 2023, with the recent expansion, The Estate Sale, further propelling Tyler's success. In addition, Call Me If You Get Lost was the best-selling hip-hop vinyl album worldwide in 2022. As an artist who consistently challenges conventional music standards and redefines success on his own terms, it's great to see Tyler succeed.
Last month, Tyler made an appearance on RapCaviar Presents, a Hulu series. On it, he talked about why he loved being a rapper. “I’m a rapper. I love that shit. It’s a beautiful thing,” he said. “We’re good with words. We’re good with rhythm. We know pockets. We hear a collection of sounds and one thing and say, ‘Ahh, I know what could go over this.’ That takes skill." Tyler has been praised by many in the industry for his talents, so it's clear he knows what he's talking about. He went on to talk about how rap is a way to connect with people. "I know how to put those [feelings] in words where you can understand yourself better. You got some young kid, like 13, thinking, ‘Oh, I gotta make bravado rap…’ No, you don’t. You could flex about the shit that you truly hold dear and make it seem like the most important sh*t. When I’m flexing on these songs, [it’s] just about the sh*t that I really like.”
Tyler Gives Back To Fans
Tyler is being very generous with his fans. He usually is, but this time it comes in the form of playing unreleased music. During a performance at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on April 26, he performed a special rendition of "Penny." The track was recorded during the sessions for his album Call Me If You Get Lost. The song originally surfaced online in February and quickly gained popularity among fans. Tyler revealed before the performance that he wrote the song around Christmas of 2019, making it one of the first tracks he created for the album. Although "Penny" was never officially released, a clip of the song leaked and went viral on TikTok. Despite the unauthorized leak, Tyler seems to have a good attitude toward the situation.
Before Tyler launched into a performance of the song, he joked about it. “I’m gonna do this random song that no one in here has heard,” he said, pretending not to know about the leak. He also revealed during the performance that the song is his bodyguard's favorite. As such, he included it on the setlist as a gift to him. What do you think about "Penny"? Let us know in the comments!