Tyler, The Creator Is Releasing 'Flower Boy' on Cassette

Tyler, The Creator
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Tyler, The Creator performs at Champions Square on Oct. 8, 2015 in New Orleans.

A week after unveiling his new project Flower Boy, Tyler, The Creator surprised fans on Twitter Tuesday afternoon (July 25) with news regarding his acclaimed album. 

"Y'all asked for it," wrote Tyler before announcing cassette versions of his newly-released project. Available on Gang Wolf, Tyler will be supplying fans with a bundle package consisting of copies of Flower Boy in both cassette and digital form, a bee sticker and an enamel bee pin. Pre-order for the bundle is now available for $20. The offer is available until Thursday (July 27). According to Tyler, the shipping process will take between six to eight weeks. 

Cassettes could be making a comeback in hip-hop. On Tuesday, JAY-Z opted to release his new opus 4:44 on cassette tapes for $9 through Virgin EMI Records' online store. To up the ante, those who purchase the tapes before 1 p.m. EST on Aug. 4 will have an opportunity to win side-stage tickets to the V festival in August, where Hov will be headlining. 

Last year, U.S. cassette album sales increased by a whopping 74% in comparison to 2015, largely thanks to the runaway success of Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1. 

Take a look at Tyler's tweet below. 


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