It all depends on how seriously you take the claim.
Tyler, The Creator's tendency to make pretty, melodic music has always been a part of his personality as an artist, but it's never been more visible and refined than on 2017's Flower Boy. The rapper has made everything from dark, lo-fi horrorcore to free-jazz experiments, but he's taken a turn towards the accessible on his latest compositions, could a full-on pop album be the next step?
Tyler briefly changed his bio from "november is over," to "im making a pop album" Monday, as Pigeons and Planes points out. However, it's impossible to know how seriously to take the claim. 5 years ago, there was no reason to take anything Tyler "I am a couch," The Creator put on Twitter too seriously, but these days, he's definitely a little more sincere.
As usual, fans had varying takes on the news.
Flower Boy was one of our Top 50 favorite albums of the year. It has been nominated for Rap Album Of The Year at the 2018 Grammys. Could a Pop nom be in Tyler's future?
Before he puts out any new music, Tyler will head out on tour with Vince Staples. Check out the dates below.
11/15 – Worcester, MA @ The Palldium
11/16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/17 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
11/21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/22 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
12/15-17 – Houston, TX @ Day For Night Festival
01/26 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum ^
01/27 – Portland, OR @ Memorial Coliseum ^
01/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Armory ^
01/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium ^
02/02 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center ^
02/03 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre ^
02/06 – Denver, CO @ 1stBank Center ^
02/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre ^
02/08 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory ^
02/10 – Atlanta, GA @ World Congress Center ^
02/12 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center ^
02/13 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheatre ^
02/15 – Philly, PA @ Liacouras Center ^
02/17 – Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum ^
02/18 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS ^
02/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE ^
02/21 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory ^
02/23 – New York, NY @ The Theater at MSG ^
02/25 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem ^
02/27 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre ^
03/01 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center ^
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
03/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom ^
03/16-18 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
03/16-18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
03/23-25 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil
03/24-26 – Bogota, CO @ Estero Picnic
06/07-09 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
^ = w/ Vince Staples