Bastard by Tyler The Creator just turned 10. December 25th, 2019.
Around the initial release of Bastard, I was on 2dopeboyz and Nahright so Tyler didn’t reach me until the Yonkers video.
I remember talking to someone on Twitter about it, and our summary was it wasn’t for us, but it was fresh, different, and controversial. So simple yet it pushed limits, boundaries and buttons. I couldn’t stop watching, and eventually became hooked. In retrospect, a whole generation was birthed from their movement.
In their prime, Odd Future was a phenomenon you either loved or hated, the world stood still for OF.
Read Tyler’s letter about the album, a lot of great stuff, but one of the best take-aways for me, “not trying to make ‘good’ music, just making music,” properly concludes the stories, and it’s really that simple.
Nowadays, up and coming artists are so worried about perfecting that they miss their opportunity. Whatever buzz had going is gone due to the fact we live in a short-attention span world. They will forget about you. You should definitely make something you like, something you believe in, but after a while, you’re going to realize no one’s holding you back but you.