Tyler, The Creator is one of the most eclectic personalities in all of hip-hop, as you never know where a conversation with him could be headed. GQ Style sat down with the 27-year-old to shed light on a number of topics, including thoughts on his favorite artists, peculiar childhood traditions, his hopes of eventually ending up on mainstream radio, and much more.
The Flower Boy rapper details the euphoric moment of listening to the chords on Kanye West's ye album closer "Violent Crimes." "Those chords, like, I can’t explain what they do to me. I always talk about chords and probably sound like a fucking dork, but since I was fucking 4-years-old, I would always say it was a slant or it went up, 'cause I didn’t know what chords were, but it was a thing that music did that I just felt in my fucking body," the California native says.
Tyler adds that he had to fight back tears throughout the track. "And that was the most recent song that did it to me. Like, 1 out of 10, that shit did it a 12, and I just -- my eyes just started watering. I couldn’t explain it. I hope when I die it gets explained to me," he admits.