Tyler the Creator – hip hop’s new geniusTyler the Creator – hip hop’s new genius

We’ve been banging on about the various projects from Tyler The Creator for ages.

As the mainman behind Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All he has been twisting hip hop into the best new shapes heard since Wu Tang were at the martial art peak. The LA based collective make a whole new style of hip hop that can be downbeat and dark or beyond description. Tyler is like the Lee Scratch Perry of hip hop, a 21 year old genius who just hears things differently.

The aptly named Odd Future also deal in controversy that is dealt with here.

Tyler the creator has released a fantastic solo album, Bastard, in 2009 and is about to release a new album Goblin – the video below is the lead off track from the album is brilliantly weird and discomforting…

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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