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Flower Boy (alternatively titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy) is the fourth studio album by American rapper Tyler, the Creator. The album was released on July 21, 2017, by Columbia Records. Produced entirely by Tyler, the album features guest vocals from a range of artists, including Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County.

Flower Boy was supported by four singles: "Who Dat Boy" / "911", "Boredom", "I Ain't Got Time!" and "See You Again". The album received widespread acclaim from critics for its smoothness, unique blend of genres, collaborations and its production. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. The album was named among the best albums of 2017 and the decade by multiple publications and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Background and recording

With Flower Boy, Tyler decided to take a more personal approach compared to his previous album, Cherry Bomb, stating "For Cherry Bomb I purposely was like, I don't want to get personal at all. Like, I'm just going to make songs. And in this one I was like alright, let me write down every feeling".[3] Tyler felt that the general response to Cherry Bomb was poor and he wanted to deliver an album that succeeded it well.[4] The official title was originally thought to be Scum Fuck Flower Boy but was later confirmed simply as Flower Boy shortly prior to release.[5] Tyler noted the works of Max Martin, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake as musical inspirations for the album.[4]

Recording began in late 2015.[4] Like previous releases, the album was produced by Tyler himself. He decided to keep his rap verses short and to-the-point to give guest artists and instrumentation more of a focal point.[6] Many songs on the album featured guitar playing by Austin Feinstein.[7] The beat used on the song "I Ain't Got Time!" was initially made for Kanye West during recording sessions for West's seventh studio album The Life of Pablo.[3] After West declined it, the beat was sent to rapper Nicki Minaj who, after a month, also turned it down.[3] "Glitter" was written for Justin Bieber; Tyler kept it after Bieber did not return any of his calls.[3] "See You Again" was written for former One Direction member Zayn Malik but was later kept after Malik rejected the song twice.[8] "Who Dat Boy" was rejected by rapper Schoolboy Q.[4]

Music and lyrics

Correlating with the album's title, Tyler has noted flowers as a recurring theme of the album.[4] Andy Kellman of AllMusic describes the overall lyrical content of the album as Tyler's "least vulgar release" compared to the shock value lyrics in his previous projects.[9] The album's opening track, "Foreword", is described by Scott Glaysher of XXL as an open letter to the fans and the nation, citing the lines "How many raps can I write 'til I get me a chain?/How many chains can I wear 'til I'm considered a slave?/How many slaves can it be until Nat Turner arise?/How many riots can it be 'til them Black lives matter?"[10] "Where This Flower Blooms" refers back to his times before fame and money in the first line. Tyler says "Let's take it back to them days/Counting sheep on Sadie Hannah's floor" which refers to the time before and during the release of his debut mixtape Bastard (2009) when he lived in his grandmother's house.[11] "Sometimes..." is a short track which includes an unidentified male stating that he wants to hear the song about him, hinting that following song, "See You Again", is about Tyler's male lover. "See You Again" is described as a "positively kaleidoscopic love song" about an unidentified person.[9]

Jesse Fairfax of HipHopDX describes "Who Dat Boy" as a "raucous jam that sounds like a score to a horror film", while Zachary Hoskins of Slant Magazine compared the song to Kanye West's song "Freestyle 4".[12] "Pothole" is described as a "low-profile standout" that features vehicular metaphors; potholes are used as a metaphor for being stuck in life.[9][4] Calum Slingerland of Exclaim! describes "Garden Shed" featuring "psychedelic guitar licks and synths [that] build up a ballad featuring Estelle vocals, as liberation is encouraged before noisy feedback makes way for a confessional verse". Slingerland proclaimed the song is "one of [Tyler's] most powerful recorded moments to date", and also picked out the references to sexuality.[13] Zachary Hoskins of Slant Magazine describes "Garden Shed" as a "woozy trapped-in-the-closet metaphor".[12] Kevin Lozano of Pitchfork spoke on the song "Boredom", stating "[Tyler's] range is kaleidoscopic, and the neo-soul sound he started to shape on Wolf is in full flower" and "large parts of the song is an exercise for him to flex his production skills".[14]

Calum Slingerland of Exclaim! identifies the reference to River Phoenix on "I Ain't Got Time!". Tyler raps "Passenger a white boy, look like River Phoenix". This may also be a reference to the music video of "Who Dat Boy" in which Tyler is in a car with a River Phoenix lookalike sitting in the passenger seat.[13] "I Ain't Got Time!" contains lines that were considered comparable to Eminem's "outlandish statements" throughout his career.[15] The A.V. Club comments on the sampling on "I Ain't Got Time!", saying that it turns an "accordion into a fun-house mirror, warped and disorienting".[16] The song "I Ain't Got Time!" contains the lyrics "I've been kissing white boys since 2004".[17] The song "Garden Shed" also contains subtle references to sexuality with the lyrics "That was real love I was in/Ain't no reason to pretend" and "All my friends was lost/They couldn't read the signs/I didn't want to talk/I tell 'em my location and they ain't want to walk".[18] This led many to speculate that Tyler was "coming out of the closet" as either bisexual or homosexual. This was especially interesting because his lyrics in previous albums were considered homophobic and led to him being banned from entering the United Kingdom for three to five years in 2015.[19] Tyler had previously hinted towards his sexuality status a few years prior.[20]

Vanessa Okoth-Obbo of Pitchfork described "911 / Mr. Lonely" as "look[ing] at the overarching theme of loneliness, on two contrasting, but equally intriguing beats" and stated that the song "represents a further maturation in sound, and apparently his problems too".[21] Hiba Argane of Affinity Magazine analyzed the song "Glitter", stating that it "possesses a repetitive quality, but you can almost feel a crescendo in the content".[22] The final track, "Enjoy Right Now, Today", is an instrumental that features backing vocals from Pharrell Williams.[22]

Promotion

The album title, tracklist and release date was announced by Tyler, the Creator on July 6, 2017, via social media.[23][24] Two covers were unveiled upon announcement, the main cover designed by Michigan-born artist Eric White and the alternative cover designed by Tyler himself.[25] Billboard's Tatiana Cirisano listed White's cover as one of the best of 2017, dubbing it "surreal".[26] The album leaked 11 days before the announced release date of July 21.[27]

Singles

After a one-week countdown on Twitter and Instagram, Tyler, the Creator released a music video, titled "Who Dat Boy", to his official YouTube channel on June 29, 2017.[28][29] The album's lead single, "Who Dat Boy" / "911", containing two songs: "Who Dat Boy" and "911 / Mr. Lonely" was released as a dual single on June 30, 2017.[30] The single peaked at number 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[31] The album's second single, "Boredom", was released on July 11, 2017.[32] The album's third single, "I Ain't Got Time!", was released on July 19, 2017.[33] The album's fourth single, "See You Again", was released on August 29, 2017, to rhythmic and urban contemporary radio.[34][35]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.9/10[36]
Metacritic84/100[37]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[9]
The A.V. ClubA−[16]
Exclaim!7/10[13]
The Guardian[38]
HipHopDX4.5/5[15]
The Independent[39]
NME[40]
Pitchfork8.5/10[41]
Slant Magazine[12]
XXL4/5[10]

Flower Boy was met with widespread critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the album received an average score of 84, based on 18 reviews.[37] Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 7.9 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.[36]

Andy Kellman of AllMusic gave a positive review, stating "While most of these songs are rife with anxiety and isolation, the open-hearted lyricism and wide-scoped productions, put together by an artist in peak form, make them immensely engrossing. Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis, Syd, and Estelle are among 11 supporting cast members, not one of whom is inessential to the whole".[9] Flower Boy was named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork, with reviewer Sheldon Pearce writing, "Tyler's most sincere and most accomplished album, he gets to the essence of what he's been chiseling at: the angst of a missed connection, the pain of unrequited love, and navigating youthful ennui".[41] In his review, Andy Gill of The Independent states, "Flower Boy presents a surprisingly sensitive, thoughtful, even pleasant personality".[39] Jesse Fairfax of HipHopDX stated, "Clocking in at 47 minutes, the album is both Tyler, the Creator's shortest and most cohesive album to date and is full of introspective admissions that logically line up with his public character".[15] Renato Pagnani of The A.V. Club said, "Flower Boy is the first time he's been equally as forthcoming in his actual music. His flow has tightened up, and for a man whose voice basically destined him for rap stardom, he's become even better at stretching his booming baritone into novel shapes, employing a plethora of flows".[16] Scott Glaysher of XXL praised the album saying, "These days, there aren't many rap albums that can service as a deeply digested work of art as well as music for easy listening, yet Tyler, The Creator fills both lanes well. He manages to find the happy medium on Flower Boy and translates it to his best album yet".[10]

Jamie Milton of NME wrote that the album is "Backed by a supporting cast of R&B superstars and bright newcomers, it's a record of long, lazy summers; sitting back and staring at the clouds".[40] Lewis Lister of Clash said, "Previously it felt like as though these two sides have been difficult to reconcile on record; the abrasive would often be at odds with the tranquil, particularly on last studio album Cherry Bomb. On Flower Boy, though, Tyler has perfected his marriage of the two".[42] Paul Lester of The Guardian wrote: "If anything, Flower Boy captures Tyler at his least tormented and twisted; it is an album of exquisitely arranged, melodious synth-rap, wistful and reflective, heavy on the heavenly. It's not all dreamy—watch out for the occasional profane pothole—but largely this is the work of an evolved artist and mature person."[38] Austin Reed of Pretty Much Amazing said, "Flower Boy has elevated Tyler closer to the line. An unexpected move to be sure, but no less impressive whatsoever".[43] In a mixed review, Consequence's Kelly McClure stated: "It's more of the same. It seems to be needing something more. An extra spark of interest."[44] In September 2022, Consequence regretted the review, with Eddie Fu stating: "Flower Boy represented musical growth characterized by its embrace of neo soul and jazz. Even then, it was apparent that the LP was a major leap in Tyler's career."[45]

Year-end lists

Select year-end rankings of Flower Boy
PublicationListRankRef.
BillboardBillboard's 50 Best Albums of 2017
29
ComplexThe Best Albums of 2017
6
Exclaim!Exclaim!'s Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2017
6
NMENME's Albums of the Year 2017
19
NowThe 10 best albums of 2017
7
NoiseyThe 100 Best Albums of 2017
5
The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
53
PasteThe 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
96
PitchforkThe 50 Best Albums of 2017
8
The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
120
Slant MagazineThe 25 Best Albums of 2017
14
The WireTop 50 Releases of 2017
18

Industry awards

Awards and nominations for Flower Boy
CeremonyYearCategoryResultRef.
Grammy Awards2018Best Rap AlbumNominated

Commercial performance

Flower Boy debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 106,000 album-equivalent units of which 70,000 were pure album sales.[59]

Track listing

All tracks produced by Tyler, the Creator.[60]

Flower Boy track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Foreword" (featuring Rex Orange County)3:14
2."Where This Flower Blooms" (featuring Frank Ocean)3:14
3."Sometimes..."Okonma0:36
4."See You Again" (featuring Kali Uchis)Okonma3:00
5."Who Dat Boy" (featuring ASAP Rocky)3:25
6."Pothole" (featuring Jaden Smith)3:57
7."Garden Shed" (featuring Estelle)3:43
8."Boredom" (featuring Rex Orange County and Anna of the North)Okonma5:20
9."I Ain't Got Time!"Okonma3:26
10."911 / Mr. Lonely" (featuring Frank Ocean and Steve Lacy)4:15
11."Droppin' Seeds" (featuring Lil Wayne)1:00
12."November"Okonma3:45
13."Glitter"Okonma3:44
14."Enjoy Right Now, Today"Okonma3:55
Total length:46:34

Samples

Personnel

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[60]

  • Tyler, the Creator – lead vocals, production, recording, art, packaging design
  • Rex Orange County – featured vocals (tracks 1, 8), background vocals (track 7)
  • Frank Ocean – featured vocals (tracks 2, 10)
  • Kali Uchis – featured vocals (track 4)
  • ASAP Rocky – featured vocals (track 5), additional vocals (track 10)
  • Jaden Smith – featured vocals (track 6)
  • Estelle – featured vocals (track 7)
  • Anna of the North – featured vocals (track 8), additional vocals (track 10)
  • Steve Lacy – featured vocals (track 10), guitar (track 13)
  • Lil Wayne – featured vocals (track 11)
  • Pharrell Williams – vocals (track 14)
  • Shane Powers – additional vocals (track 3)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae – additional vocals (track 8)
  • Davon "Jasper" Wilson – additional vocals (track 10)
  • Schoolboy Q – additional vocals (track 10)
  • Lionel Boyce – additional vocals (track 10)
  • Alexander Brettin – background vocals (track 6)
  • Austin Feinstein – guitar (tracks 1, 7, 8)
  • Vic Wainstein – recording
  • Derek Jenner – assistant engineering
  • Josh Sellers – assistant engineering
  • Neal H Pogue – mixing
  • Zachary Acosta – mixing assistance
  • Mike Bozzi – mastering
  • Sofia Okkonen – photography
  • Wyatt – photography
  • Eric White – art
  • Koopz – packaging design

Charts

Certifications

Certifications for Flower Boy
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[88]Gold35,000
Canada (Music Canada)[89]Platinum80,000
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[90]Platinum20,000
Sweden (GLF)[91]Gold15,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[92]Gold100,000
United States (RIAA)[93]2× Platinum2,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Tyler, The Creator die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Wolf ¦ Scum Fuck Flower Boy ¦ Call Me If You Get Lost ¦ Igor ¦ Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale

Tyler, The Creator auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Tyler, the Creator (2012)
Tyler, the Creator (April 2011)

Tyler, the Creator (* 6. März 1991 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; bürgerlich: Tyler Gregory Okonma[1]) ist ein US-amerikanischer Rapper, Modedesigner (seit 2011) und Produzent aus Los Angeles. Außerdem war er Frontmann des alternativen Hip-Hop-Kollektivs Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA).[2]

Werdegang

Tyler besuchte in seinen zwölf Schuljahren zwölf verschiedene Schulen in der Umgebung von Los Angeles. Am 25. Oktober 2009 brachte er sein erstes Mixtape, Bastard, heraus. Der Durchbruch gelang ihm jedoch erst im Februar 2011 mit seinem Video zur Debütsingle Yonkers seines Debütalbums Goblin, das sowohl in den USA als auch in Deutschland und Großbritannien[3] einige Medienaufmerksamkeit bekam; nicht zuletzt deshalb, weil es textlich als rau und beleidigend wahrgenommen wurde.[4] So wurde er aufgrund seiner Äußerungen auf Twitter[3] als homophob bezeichnet, was er jedoch bestritt. Laut eigener Aussage benutze er die Wörter „gay“ (engl. schwul) und „faggot“ (engl. Schwuchtel) nur dazu, um „dumme Scheiße zu beschreiben“. Tyler wurde 2011 als MTV’s Best New Artist ausgezeichnet. Er besitzt sein eigenes Plattenlabel und seine eigene TV-Show auf Cartoon Network.[5] 2019 steuerte er einen Rap zum Album The Risky Sets von Westbam bei.[6] 2014 verwehrten ihm und Odd Future die neuseeländischen Behörden die Einreise mit der Begründung sie seien „eine potentielle Gefahr für die öffentliche Ordnung“.[7] 2015 belegten ihn britische Behörden mit einem drei- bis fünfjährigen Einreiseverbot.[8]

Goblin

Das erste Studioalbum Goblin von 2011 verkaufte sich in den USA in der ersten Woche knapp 45.000 Mal. Auch in Kanada, Irland und Großbritannien erreichte es zumeist Plätze in den Top 50[9] und erhielt überwiegend gute Kritiken.[10] Textlich dreht es sich meist um seinen Vater, der ihn früh in der Kindheit verließ, oder den Hass auf die Popkultur, z. B. Taylor Swift oder Bruno Mars.[10]

Wolf

Schon früh im Jahr 2010 erklärte Tyler, dass sein zweites Album den Titel Wolf tragen werde. Seinen Fans bestätigte er 2011 auf Formspring, dass das Album den Titel Wolf trägt und es im Mai 2012 erscheinen solle. Das Album führt die Sitzungen mit Dr. TC fort, seinem fiktiven Therapeuten aus Bastard und dem Nachfolgealbum Goblin. Dr. TC („Therapist Character“) steht für Tylers verschiedene Alter Egos (u. a. Tron Cat, Tylers Conscience)[11] und ist schon auf dem ersten Album Bastard zu hören, dort sagt er auch: „this is the first of three sessions …“. Das Album soll mehr Beats als Raps enthalten. Tyler sagte in einem Interview, dass ihn Dinge wie Vergewaltigung nicht länger interessieren, er wolle seltsame Hippie-Musik machen und smart über Geld rappen. Außerdem hieß es: „People who want the first album again, I can’t do that. I was 18, broke as fuck. On my third album, I have money and I’m hanging out with my idols. I can’t rap about the same shit.“ Ende 2012 war das Album immer noch nicht erschienen, erst im März 2013 wurde es bei iTunes veröffentlicht.

Cherry Bomb

Am 9. April 2015 veröffentlichte Tyler den Song Fucking Young auf der offiziellen OFWGKTA-YouTube-Page mit einem dazu gedrehten Musikvideo und einem kurzen Ausschnitt zu einem weiteren neuen Song namens Deathcamp. Tyler gab noch am selben Tag bekannt, dass die beiden Songs auf seinem kommenden Album Cherry Bomb sein werden, das am 13. April 2015 erschien.

Flower Boy

Am 29. Juni 2017 veröffentlichte Tyler, the Creator in Zusammenarbeit mit ASAP Rocky die Single Who Dat Boy. Kurz darauf erschien die Single 911/Mr. Lonely, auf der Steve Lacy, Frank Ocean, und Anna of the North ebenfalls auftraten. Am 6. Juli 2017 gab er den Titel, die Tracklist, und das Erscheinungsdatum seines vierten Studioalbums, Flower Boy bekannt.[12] Weitere Singles, unter anderem “Boredom” und “I Ain’t Got Time!” erschienen in den darauffolgenden Wochen im Hinblick auf die Erscheinung des Albums. Dieses erschien auf iTunes, Spotify, und anderen Streaming-Diensten. Der Text des Tracks "Garden Shed" (z. B. die Zeilen “Garden shed for the garçons / Them feelings that I was guardin’” [Gartenhäuschen für die Jungen / Die Gefühle, die ich hegte]) führte zu Spekulationen, dass Tyler mit dem Album sein Coming Out als schwul oder bisexuell mache.[13] Dies führte unter anderem zu großem Aufsehen, weil Tylers Kommentare in früheren Jahren als homophob wahrgenommen wurden. Sein darauffolgendes Album, Igor, beschreibt eine Dreiecksbeziehung mit einem Mann, der eine Freundin hat.[14]

Igor

Das fünfte Album Igor wurde am 17. Mai 2019 veröffentlicht und war gleichzeitig das erste Album von Tyler, das Platz eins der Billboard 200 erreichte. Außerdem bekam er dafür im Jahr darauf bei den Grammy Awards die Auszeichnung für das beste Rap-Album des Jahres.

Call Me If You Get Lost

Mit seinem sechsten Album Call Me If You Get Lost, das am 25. Juni 2021 erschien, gelang es Tyler ebenfalls die Chartspitze der US-amerikanischen Charts zu belegen und bei den Grammy Awards 2022 die Auszeichnung für das beste Rap-Album zu erhalten.

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitel
Musiklabel
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen
(Jahr, Titel, Musiklabel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US R&B
2011Goblin
Tyler, the Creator / XL Recordings
DE97
(1 Wo.)DE
UK21
Silber
Silber

(2 Wo.)UK
US5
Gold
Gold

(14 Wo.)US
R&B1
(75 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 6. Mai 2011
Verkäufe: + 600.000
2013Wolf
Odd Future
DE99⁠a
(1 Wo.)DE
UK17
Silber
Silber

(2 Wo.)UK
US3
Platin
Platin

(10 Wo.)US
R&B2
(30 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 2. April 2013
Verkäufe: + 1.060.000
2015Cherry Bomb
Odd Future
UK16
(1 Wo.)UK
US4
Gold
Gold

(5 Wo.)US
R&B1
(11 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 13. April 2015
Verkäufe: + 500.000
2017Flower Boy
Columbia Records / Sony Music
DE66
(1 Wo.)DE
AT57
(1 Wo.)AT
CH40
(2 Wo.)CH
UK9
Gold
Gold

(5 Wo.)UK
US2
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2017US
R&B1
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2017R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 21. Juli 2017
Verkäufe: + 2.210.000
2019Igor
Columbia Records / Sony Music
DE29
(3 Wo.)DE
AT7
(3 Wo.)AT
CH14
(8 Wo.)CH
UK4
Gold
Gold

(7 Wo.)UK
US1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2019US
R&B1
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2019R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 17. Mai 2019
Verkäufe: + 2.435.000; Grammy (Rap)
2021Call Me If You Get Lost
Columbia Records / Sony Music
DE10
(6 Wo.)DE
AT6
(4 Wo.)AT
CH4
(5 Wo.)CH
UK4
Gold
Gold

(10 Wo.)UK
US1
Platin
Platin

(121 Wo.)US
R&B1
(39 Wo.)R&B
Erstveröffentlichung: 25. Juni 2021
Verkäufe: + 1.157.500; Grammy (Rap)
a 
Wolf erreichte erst 2021 die deutschen Albumcharts.

Auszeichnungen und Nominierungen

  • 2011: MTV Video Music AwardsBest New Artist (Gewonnen)
  • 2011: MTV Video Music Awards – Video of the Year – Yonkers (Nominiert)
  • 2019: Wall Street Journal – Music Innovator of the Year (Gewonnen)
  • 2020: Grammy AwardsBest Rap Album (Gewonnen)
  • 2020: Brit AwardsInternational Male Solo Artist (Gewonnen)
  • 2022: Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (Gewonnen)

Weblinks

Commons: Tyler, the Creator – Sammlung von Bildern

Einzelnachweise

  1. Tyler Gregory Okonma, Rapper Known As 'Tyler, The Creator,' Arrested at the Roxy Theatre. In: Huffington Post, 23. Dezember 2011, abgerufen am 28. April 2015
  2. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All bei laut.de
  3. a b Alex Macpherson: Is hip-hop homophobia at a tipping point? | Odd Future. In: theguardian.com. 9. Mai 2011, abgerufen am 4. Februar 2024 (englisch).
  4. Goblin bei laut.de
  5. Paul Lester: Tyler the Creator in the UK: forget hip-hop, we're the new Sex Pistols! | Odd Future. In: theguardian.com. 6. Mai 2011, abgerufen am 4. Februar 2024 (englisch).
  6. Markus Brandstetter: Westbam: "EDM beweist, dass in unserer Zeit viel falsch läuft" – Interview. In: laut.de. 1. März 2019, abgerufen am 10. März 2024.
  7. The Guardian
  8. BBC
  9. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/tyler-the-creator/goblin/1499597
  10. a b http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/goblin-20110510
  11. Ryan Bassil: The Conspiracy Theorist's Guide to Tyler, the Creator's 'WOLF' Trilogy. In: noisey.vice.com. 2. April 2013, abgerufen am 11. Dezember 2018 (englisch).
  12. Condé Nast: Tyler, the Creator’s New Album Not Actually Titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy. 19. Juli 2017, abgerufen am 20. April 2022 (amerikanisches Englisch).
  13. Is Tyler, the Creator coming out as a gay man or just a queer-baiting provocateur? 25. Juli 2017, abgerufen am 20. April 2022 (englisch).
  14. The hidden symbols in Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Igor’. In: NME. 24. Mai 2019, abgerufen am 20. April 2022 (britisches Englisch).