Coming off of a critically acclaimed release June 25 for his DJ Drama-assisted album Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, the Creator was all smiles trekking down the 2021 BET Awards red carpet in his pink ushanka hat, two suitcases in tow, on Sunday (June 27). By coincidence, he and Drama graced the carpet at the same time, the two embracing and gushing over their mixtape-style album.
"Tyler reached out to me last summer ... he always said it was a dream of his to do a Gangsta Grillz [tape]," DJ Drama tells Billboard. He went on to emphasize "how much of a hundred percenter [Tyler] is when it comes to production, writing, composing [and] videos."
Drama recalled flying to L.A. every few months during the pandemic to work on the album alongside Tyler. The mixtape mainstay also spoke on trusting Tyler with the placement of his vocals over the album's tracks. "Normally I let someone give me the music and I do my one-two over it," he explains. "[But Tyler] has it all in his head. I love people like that."