Odd Future

May
13
Tyler, the Creator Gets ‘Guardian Angel Inhaler’ Tattoo

Tyler, the Creator Tattoo

Tyler, the Creator is adding some odd ink to his body. The Odd Future frontman, who has asthma, got a tattoo of an inhaler with wings on his left leg courtesy of artist Matt McCormick.

“ILL REGRET THIS WHEN I STOP HAVING BABY LUNGS,” said Tyler of his “Guardian Angel Inhaler.”

His other tattoos include the Golf Wang logo, album titles, and N.E.R.D. brain in honor of his love for Pharrell’s band.

The third season of Odd Future’s Adult Swim comedy “Loiter Squad” premieres Thursday. Tyler will also appear on “106 & Park” to promote the show.

Get a closer look at Tyler’s tats below.

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May
12
New Music: Tyler, the Creator – ‘Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)’

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator puts his odd spin on “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” for Mark Ryden’s concept album The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, which also features covers of the 1892 song by artists including Katy Perry and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Ryden, who designed the artwork for Tyler’s Wolf and Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, has also created an illustrated visual to go along with Tyler’s contribution.

The album was released in conjunction with Ryden’s art exhibition “The Gay Nineties West,” which opened in L.A. earlier this month.

Watch their creepy creation come to life.

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Mar
15
Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Inciting a Riot at SXSW

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator has been arrested for allegedly starting a riot during the South by Southwest festival.

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Dec
8
Tyler, the Creator, The Game Perform at VGX 2013

Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt

Hip-hop and video games collided at Spike TV’s VGX 2013 (formerly known as Video Game Awards) in L.A. last night. Hosted by Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley, the three-hour show featured the music of “Grand Theft Auto V,” with performances from The Game, Freddie Gibbs, and Jay Rock.

Dressed in a black fur coat, Tyler, the Creator took the stage with Earl Sweatshirt and other members of his crew to perform “Garbage” off The Music of Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. He removed his coat to reveal an oversized red blazer and went shirtless in the final moments of the performance.

“BOUT TO TROLL AND LOOK LIKE A DAMN FOOL ON THIS AWARD SHOW! I LOVE THIS SHIT AHHHHH!” tweeted Tyler.

Check out his set and the entire show below.

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Nov
10
Kanye West Joins Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean at Odd Future Carnival

Tyler, the Creator and Kanye West

Odd Future celebrated its second annual OFWGKTA Carnival with a Ferris wheel, skatepark, and even Kanye West. The hip-hop collective took over The Park at L.A. Coliseum on Saturday for a fun-filled day. The festivities included rides, food trucks, and live music, and capped off with headlining performances from Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean.

Following sets from Flying Lotus, ScHoolboy Q, and Mac Miller, Tyler stormed the outdoor stage. In addition to performing his solo material, he was joined by his Odd Future cohorts Frank Ocean on “She” and Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats for “Rella.”

After Lil Wayne crashed the stage in 2012, Kanye West was this year’s surprise guest. The G.O.O.D. Music boss, who called Tyler his “mentor” in a recent interview, performed “New Slaves” and his Late Registration cut “Late,” but not before Tyler asked him for a hug.

“Can I have a hug first? I am so fucking happy,” said the 22-year-old MC.

After Tyler fired up the crowd, Frank Ocean closed out the evening with a soulful set that included “Pyramids,” “Forrest Gump,” “Bad Religion,” and “Golden Girl.”

Check out footage from the OFWGKTA invasion below.

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Nov
8
Tyler, the Creator Talks YouTube Awards, the N-Word, and Obama on ‘Arsenio’

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Tyler, the Creator got very comfortable during his visit to “Arsenio” on Thursday. After talking selfies with fellow guests Quincy Jones and Jerry Springer, the Odd Future frontman laid down on the couch while speaking about everything from his use of the N-word to President Obama.

Although he was a performer at the YouTube Music Awards over the weekend, he was not afraid to criticize the show for promoting popular acts over new talent.

The 22-year-old also spoke about directing the music video for “Glowing,” but wouldn’t reveal who the artist was.

Plus, find out why Frank Ocean is cool with him saying the F-word and why kids shouldn’t always listen to their parents.

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Nov
3
Eminem, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., & Odd Future Kick Off YouTube Music Awards

Odd Future and M.I.A.

YouTube sensations and music superstars came together at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards at New York’s Pier 36 on Sunday.

The unscripted event, which was live streamed across the globe, featured performances from Eminem, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, and Arcade Fire. All of the performances were conceived as music videos and directed by filmmakers selected by Spike Jonze.

After showing her teeth on the red carpet, Lady Gaga delivered an emotional performance of her new ballad “Dope” off ARTPOP, while M.I.A. lit up the stage with “Come Walk With Me” off her album Matangi.

She also struck up a friendship with Tyler, the Creator. “M.I.A MIGHT BE THE COOLEST FEMALE OF EVER,” tweeted the Odd Future frontman, who performed “Sasquatch” with Earl Sweatshirt.

Eminem was named Artist of the Year and closed out the show with a black-and-white performance of his MMLP2 cut “Rap God.”

T-Pain also hit the stage with some YouTube stars, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were honored as YouTube Breakthrough.

Check out a photo gallery from the evening below.

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