Tyler, The Creator recently reflected on working with NBA YoungBoy after the two collaborated on the track, “WUSYANAME." Tyler spoke about the making of the song during an interview with Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller on Interval Presents's podcast, Rap Radar.
“Dude, we got Ice cream we went to go vintage car shopping. He’s so nice, He sent his verse back in a day," Tyler said of YoungBoy. He added that many artists “just punch in and can’t even stay on f*cking topic of a song. He not only stayed on topic, he just sounded so great.”
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From there, Tyler explained why he decided YoungBoy would be right for the song. “When I made [‘WUSYANAME’], I just knew I wanted that Louisiana drawl, tone, accent over that loop,” Tyler further recalled. “I asked him like, ‘Yo, I kind of got this idea. Want to do this?’ Not only did he deliver for me and sounded great, he asked me ‘Is this OK? Is it good?'”
When asked about his reaction to fans being surprised by the collaboration, Tyler described it as "not that shocking." “With my musical knowledge and how much I love it, it’s not that shocking,” he said. “But at surface level, I guess people wouldn’t expect someone like me to even want to associate with a YoungBoy. But I love that s–t. He’s a sweetheart, man.” Check out Tyler's full comments on YoungBoy below.
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“WUSYANAME” debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest charting song off of Call Me If You Get Lost. Following the success of the album, Tyler dropped a deluxe version titled The Estate Sale, earlier this year. The updated version added songs with ASAP Rocky, Vince Staples, and more.