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Tyler, the Creator Freestyles Over JAY-Z’s ‘4:44,’ Announces Flower Boy Tour Dates

Tyler, the Creator has some things to get off his chest, delivering it with a surprise freestyle that flips JAY-Z's "4:44" beat and makes it his own. The Odd Future star also announced a new tour…

Tyler, the Creator has some things to get off his chest, delivering it with a surprise freestyle that flips JAY-Z’s “4:44” beat and makes it his own. With it, on Wednesday (Aug. 23), the Odd Future star also announced a new tour coming this fall. 

Despite the somber undertones of JAY-Z’s version, “Ziploc” finds a celebratory Tyler addressing his most recent accomplishments from his sold-out Converse collection to topping the Billboard 200 with his latest album, Flower Boy. But before he begins his celebration, Tyler opens up about love and being lonely due to his all his success.

“Whats the point of being rich when you wake up alone/ Whats the point of going home when it ain’t nobody there/ F–k that I grab my bike and phone home in the air,” he says over the No I.D. produced track. 


Later, he brags about notching the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 and congratulated Meek Mill for trailing behind at No. 3 with his album Wins & Losses. “My shit leaked two weeks before that release date/ First week, did dos, 1,000 off beat Meek/ Shout out Meek, two niggas first week top three/ And I can’t even get a song to play on the radio/ But tripled in them rating TV channels still pay me though,” he raps and caps off the freestyle by asserting “I know I got the best album out”. 

The “Who Dat Boy” rapper also announced plans to take his latest album on the road for two weeks. The Flower Boy tour will begin at Tyler’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in October and continue throughout November. Earlier this month, Tyler said in an interview that he didn’t plan on touring this year. 

“I’m not going on tour this year. I might do like, a week and a half of random cities, but I’m actually not going to go on tour this year,” he told Wave’s Koopz Tunes radio show. Looks like he opted for a bit more than that. 


Listen to Tyler, The Creator’s “Ziploc” freestyle and check out the tour dates below. 

Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy Tour Dates:

10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
10/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre
11/1 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/3 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/4 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
11/5 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/8 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/9 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
11/11 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/12 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues Cleveland
11/13 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
11/15 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/17 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
11/21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/22 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall