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Tyler The Creator Makes Rap Music History



Tyler the Creator
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Two years ago, Tyler the Creator released Call Me If You Get Lostan instrumental album in his career. When it originally released, it earned 169,000 album-equivalent units. Tyler’s second US number-one album was a hit, and evidently, it still is.

Upon release in July of 2021, it was number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums chart. In April of 2022, its vinyl LP partner was released, and the album was number one on the charts again. Now, in April of 2023, it has landed in the number one spot again. This is due to the release of the deluxe edition, titled The Estate Sale. 

Tyler, the Creator Announces Surprise Deluxe Album 'The Estate Sale' - Okayplayer

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The deluxe edition features the original track plus eight bonus tracks. Other new additions feature vocals from A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, and YG. These songs were ones that “didn’t make the final cut,” according to his Twitter account. On the topic of the album, Tyler said “Some of those songs I really love, and knew they would never see the light of day, so I’ve decided to put a few of them out.”

What does The Estate Sale have to offer?

The song “WHARF TALK” is Tyler’s alleged favorite, a collaboration with A$AP Rocky that he’s been holding on to for the last three years. This is the song that he hopes fans connect with, resonating with not only the lyrics, but the groovy guitar and nostalgic beats. The song follows a daydream about a first date, but the subject of Tyler’s attraction is not in the picture. Especially considering that A$AP Rocky was supposed to be featured on a track of the original Call Me If You Get Lost album, this song is sure to bring joy to all of Tyler’s fans.

Tyler, the Creator & A$AP Rocky's Hilarious Live Stream: Watch – Billboard

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The Grammy-winning album has gotten the makeover of a century. “DOGTOOTH” and “SORRY NOT SORRY” were some of the most streamed songs upon re-release. “WHAT A DAY” is newly remixed. “HEAVEN TO ME” has also been reworked, citing producers that have made rap history to help Tyler make his music.

This re-release of The Estate Sale pushes Tyler higher into the land of rap greats. It is clear that he put care into every lyric. Each beat is purposeful, meant to elevate the listening experience. As with every other Tyler album, it is an absolute masterpiece.

Written by Leanna Florez


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