Tyler, The Creator Discusses Money & Fame Since "Bastard"

posted Thursday March 28 ,2013 at 10:17AM CDT | 52 comments

Tyler, The Creator Discusses Money & Fame Since

Tyler, The Creator explains that despite fame, he still feels like an outsider regularly. He adds that on "Wolf," "I brag about having a four-story house but being lonely."

This week, the LA Weekly published a feature interview with Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator and longtime OF reporter Jeff Weiss. Within the three-page piece, Tyler was asked about the success he has experienced since early 2010, when the group and their front-man garnered celebrity.

"Even if I'm at the Grammy [Awards], I feel like I'm an outsider," said the 22 year-old Tyler, who is about to release Wolf next Tuesday (April 2). "I don't really think about shit until someone brings it up. I can't explain how it is. I'm not lonely, I just don't have anyone to relate to." With his boutique, advertising ventures and Loiter Squad show, which was taping during much of the interview, Tyler pointed back to who he was before the opportunities. "I'm the same dude. I'm still regular. This shirt must've been washed a hundred times."

Tyler compares Wolf, his second studio album as a solo artist to his 2009 free project, Bastard. "I was pissed, and then life kinda started getting good. But Wolf is emotional. It's bright and dark. I brag about having a four-story house but being lonely." Now with a Range Rover and an actual four-story house, Tyler says the greatest luxury in his new income bracket, the fact that he can now "walk into Amoeba [Records] and buy anything I want."

Read the full LA Weekly Tyler, The Creator Interview.

RELATED: Tyler, The Creator Wolf Tracklist

 

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  • goyyyfoo
    Check out this new app to get a digital version of the amazing clash mag cover designed by tyler himself for your iphone ipad or laptop ...>> GEt ThE App HeRe --->> http://tinyurl.com/m9akv9r
  • Anonymous
    this dude is pure garbage
  • Anonymous
    if money doesnt change u, you aint made enough lol
    • Anonymous
      things broke, yet arrogant, people say
  • Anonymous
    Be paid weekly and earn like a boss! I just bought a great Mazda MX-5 from having earned $7126 this past 4 weeks and $10k past-month. Without any doubt this is the easiest and most comfortable job Ive ever had. I began this 6 months ago and right away was bringing in more than $83 per/h. Heres what Ive been doing Epic2.com_
  • JRich
    I thought Tyler was played out and done too, but his new album is really good. Still some outrageous shit, but a lot of deep songs and good stories. Way better than Goblin imo
  • Anonymous
    ok im going to be honest here, im 25 im a real lover of hip hop/rap, im from europe (ireland) ive listened to some really bad stuff over the years but NOTHING COMPARES TO THIS GUY, IM SORRY BUT TYLER CANNOT RAP, HE HAS NOT FLOW. THE GUY IS JUST SO BORING, I MEAN I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW HOW HE GETS ANY RECOGNITION FOR HIS WORK- LISTENING TO THIS MAN IS LIKE GETTING TEETH PULLED "SERIOUSLY" I JUST DONT GET IT TYLER IS NOT RAP ITS LIKE BROKEN MONKEY ABC STUFF
    • URANTIA2
      not the greatest rapper, but he also produces a lot of his own shit and directs his own video (probably better than he does at rapping) and is the leader of the same group that frank ocean & earl are in (who are prolly both legend bound)
    • Anonymous
      im 28 and been listening to hiphop since i was 7 or 8 and i fucks with some of his music. his production is usually on point.
  • Methew
    his new album is dope. dont care for his personality thhough. He trys too hard.
  • RC
    This dude is played out.
  • Anonymous
    goblin was better
  • Anonymous
    this dude seems really down to earth, but I'm not feeling his music too tuff. Power to him though
  • BIGGHOSTFACECOUSIN
    Im not tryna here that I feel lonely bullshit. bruhh. You have 12 friends or however many niggas are in OF. whole time theres like another 20 random people that are in OF that arnt famous that are just hipsters/skaters in Cali. This nigga has hundreds o friends. Your traveling and seeing the world at a young age. Your rich. You have hundreds of thousands of sexy hipster girls you can sleep with on a whim. THIS NIGGAS UN-GRATEFUL AS FUCK.
    • Anonymous
      you're so retarded. He explained that he can't relate to anybody
    • BIGGHOSTFACECOUSIN
      Your instantly believing him and not looking at the situation hes in and forming your own conclusions. You think its logical that there is not a single person around him he can relate too when ALL of his closest friends that dress the same, act the same and are in the exact same position as him? You think living in L.A. with all the 100,000's of alternative personality types he cant relate too Anyone?, What did he go through that was so different and hardcore he cant relate too anyone? His father leaving him cus lord knows that's rare right? Or is it more likely the fans he caters too feel like outcast/dont like mainstream/ Are all about rebelling againt the man and ect. So what would it make sense for him to portray himself as?, too not distance himself from his fans too much? THINK AND USE YOUR MIND, OR JUST BELIEVE EVERYTHING SOMEONE SAYS BASED OF THE FACT YOU LIKE THEIR MUSIC ITS YOUR LIFE BRUHH. fuckin 90s babies man..........
    • Jeff
      @anon you just got ethered damn.
    • Nick Newman
      ^^I know right?? Jeezus I almost feel bad for Anonymous.
  • Anonymous
    instrumentals http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail.php?id=470051
  • Anonymous
    lenny banco man of my word on datpiff right now please listen!!!! U WONT REGRET IT I PROMISE
    • Lboy
      step your marketing game up bruhh bruhh. you know the small amount of people that are gonna take the time to copy and paste that link? plus your on an article about another rapper. Its just not a cool thing to do. Your name being Lenny Banco makes me not want to give you a chance by the way. Not being an asshole, just keeping it real with you.
  • Anonymous
    lenny blanco.......man of my word,,... on datpiff right now..
  • Anonymous
    http://www.datpiff.com/LENNY-BLANCO-Man-Of-My-Word-mixtape.465879.html.............. please listen, i promise you will not regret it...
    • Anonymous
      to- len beats http://www.datpiff.com/mixtape-detail.php?id=470051
  • Anonymous
    listened to leaked wolf, my ears bleed
  • BLACK
    @Tripleseven: CAN'T YOU JUST IGNORE HIM AND BE POSITIVE ABOUT YOUR LIFE???
  • Tripleseven
    I want to grab this nigga by the neck, and slam his head against the wall repeatedly. I just want to hurt this nigga. BAD. The word hater gets thrown a lot in hip-hop. To me, a hater is a jealous nigga. Jealous over whatever he envies about another nigga. Tyler, I just don't like this nigga. I don't like how he puts himself out there, I don't like his blatant disrespect of Jesus Christ. I just do not like this nigga. I want to seriously hurt him. Like a muthafucka. This nigga is like nails on a chalk board to me. A fuckin' tick.
    • lenny blanco
      i feel the exact same way as you do real talk though.. fuk dat nigga.. and wen u got the timeplease listen i appreciate everybodys opinon on my music.... http://www.datpiff.com/LENNY-BLANCO-Man-Of-My-Word-mixtape.465879.html
    • yeaaahh
      How about just ignore him then?? You took the time to click on an article and write a whole paragraph about how much you hate him... like you even know him personally..
    • pl0x29
      I'm sure Jesus Christ wouldn't like you inflicting pain on someone and cursing, also. Hypocrite
    • Lboy
      BIGHOSTFACE is that you?
    • Anonymous
      @pl0x29 - You sho' right, Jesus wouldn't like me doing that. But hey, we all got sins we must confess (not on that catholic stuff neither). It would be an honor to me, to ask for forgiveness after whoppin' this kids ass.
    • Tripleseven
      And too. I hate when ya'll bitch made niggaz get on here and be like, why you click the article? Why you gotta comment on a nigga you don't like? But it's koo for this dude too put out music disrespecting the way he do, on a mass level. But God forbid somebody respond to this muthafucka in whatever way he can. I hope this nigga read this shit. There's niggaz out here gunnin' for you, lil nigga. Remember that.
    • sealittle
      ya, hes not gonna read this shit. get the fuck outta here.
    • Anonymous
      Fuck you too nigga
    • Tripleseven
      As a grown man, one day you will have to take responsibility for the way you unleash your tongue. There is power in words, and this lil nigga done cross the line. I look past it the first few times, but now the nigga gotta see some kind of retribution. If not at my hands, then at the hands of another muthafucka. And thats the truth. I don't even know why I'm tryin' to explain myself to ya'll next generation of hip-hop fans. Ya'll bitch ass nigga ain't got no sense of honor or dignity.
    • Anonymous
      You're upset at the fact that he disrespects J.C, but at the same time you are talking about wanting to do him bodily harm?
    • Anonymous
      @777, You got beef with Tyler? Why?
    • Nigga is u crazy?
      God isn't real. Next.
    • VitalInformation
      >another mad ass old nigga >I wonder what he's complaining about? >disrespecting Jesus Ch-- OH NO! It's a Thefuckouttaheresaurus Rex! Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!!
  • trillvill
    wack... I'm 17 and make fun of a few idiots I know that listen to this dummy and odd future.. they try too hard and their music is horrible. I jam to A Tribe Called Quest instead :)
    • jonny
      you are so cool. My hero.
    • umad
      u want a fucking medal, jonny??? its been proved by science that odd future is great. also, people can listen to odd future AND a tribe called quest so suck a d!
    • VitalInformation
      How the fuck are you going to accuse someone of being a tryhard, and then same some textbook tryhard shit like "I jam to A Tribe Called Quest instead"? I hope puberty kicks in soon, young negro.
    • Opinions as Usual...
      Everyone of you that responded to the OP are upset because you guys found out that not everyone has the same opinion as y'all.
  • fabo45
    you got niggas that broke and they more happier and you DAMN Love your music though
  • Anonymous
    I heard Tyler The Creator was anally violated at a local park after dark.. he was assraped pretty badly by a bunch of gays. Its a true story too i heard it from the rape gang
  • Lil A
    Gotta be the unfunniest rapper ever