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Books & Magazines August, 3 2011

Interview Magazine: Waka Flocka Flame Talks To Tyler The Creator

Interview Magazine presents a new feature on Tyler The Creator of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. There is a lot of hype surrounding the group at the moment, with Tyler being at the very core of it. Interview music editor Dimitri Ehrlich and rapper Waka Flocka Flame talk to Tyler about music, anger, the definition of Odd Future and their style of music and a lot more.

“FLAME: I’m sure you know people say y’all’s lyrics are dark or are negative. What do y’all think fans should get when they walk away from listening to y’all’s music?

TYLER: Well, our fans relate to our music, but most of the time the people who say that our music is dark and weird and shit like that—it doesn’t relate to them so they judge it based on what shocks them the most instead of the whole project. So the fans walk away as fans who are relatin’ to the shit, knowin’ what the fuck I’m talkin’ about, and then the other people can just sit there and claim what we’re doing is dark and Satanist or other bullshit that I don’t even like readin’ about. Because I’ll be readin’ shit where peo- ple say, “He’s not lyrical, and rap is supposed to be lyri- cal and have passion,” and I’m sitting there like, “He’s rappin’ about his life and how he misses his brother [on the song “Nightmare” from Goblin]. How is that not passionate?” But I guess those people just don’t relate to anything we’re saying, so they’re quick to judge.”

Check out the full interview here.

More images from the interview follow after the jump.

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