Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator Plots 'Wolf' Album For 2012
Tyler, the Creator is hungry like the "Wolf."
The controversial rapper, whose group drew protests at this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival and was blocked from Australia's Big Day Out for its violent lyrics, says he'll be toning down his darker elements on the new release.
"Talking about rape and cutting bodies up, it just doesn't interest me anymore," he told the magazine. "What interests me is making weird hippie music for people to get high to. With 'Wolf,' I'll brag a little more, talk about money and buying sh*t. But not like any other rapper, I'll be a smart-ass about it."
After going from self-releasing homemade music on the group's Tumblr blog to scoring a Sony-backed distribution deal for their own record label in less than a year, the MC has plenty of material for a fresh lyrical perspective.
"People who want the first album again, I can't do that," he said. "I was 18, broke as f*ck. On my third album, I have money and I'm hanging out with my idols. I can't rap about the same sh*t."