There's been a change in Tyler, The Creator.
Where once the rapper chose barbed, unsettling topics as a means to express himself, the Odd Future star has now... lightened up a little.
Fans are somewhat divided over his new material, with Tyler, The Creator joining in the discussion. The rapper posted a response to a Reddit user who said he was "done" with Tyler's music. (via Pitchfork)
why cant i share my joy with the world? ohhh, it was cool when i was raping girls and telling you how sad i was on records, but when shit changes and im feeling great and i fuck with myself you cant deal with it? cause you cant relate? is that why? or maybe its my ego talking. idk know what it is, but after a while you realize you dont want to be around people who isnt positive, who isnt focused who dont want more. why would you want to be around someone is is a downer?
and i dont even mean depressed, i mean niggas who is always just fucking everyones mood up? everytime they talk its something negative? am i wrong cause i dont want that in my life? its crazy, all im doing is spreading good vibes and tryna give some confidence to people and at least telling them they can accoplish something. sometimes giving some people some hope can really push people to be great.
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Tyler also clarified recent comments he made over conscious rap, which some fans took as a jibe against Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt:
i never said anything about kendrick and thebe, in that interview i do recall said its either you talking about trapping and selling drugs, or doing the opposite talking about black power and all that. dont twist my fucking words dude.
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Check out the full response HERE.