Tyler, The Creator has created a new album called IGOR. Tyler is a rapper who has released six studio albums and four mixtapes. He is also the front man of punk rock band Odd Future containing other members like Syd, Taco and Jasper Dolphin.
The first song on the album starts with a dial-up sound as if using an old phone. All songs on the album are in a similar style where you can tell he isn’t just sampling one type of music but multiple styles from many different genres, such as jazz or classical for example. This album is full of pure instrumentals that sound similar to old school hip hop or rap beats. For example, he uses the piano as a bass line in some songs and it sounds very similar to a bass line in a hip-hop track.
The instrumental tracks on this album are very different and they’re all amazing! He samples many different instruments such as the drums and bass including multiple live instruments on the song “Goddamn”. This is his first album without any guest artists; he also appears on most of the songs as a background vocalist or makes cameos during skits.
This album was released on May 20th 2015, which is a Friday, but the album cover has him in a black suit and fishnet gloves giving the appearance that he is wearing an all black outfit.
Odd Future was originally an indie rap group because they were from California, but after signing with major labels such as Columbia Records and Interscope Records they became a worldwide phenomenon for their controversial lyrics and art style. Tyler’s music is mainly about him rapping about his life or experiences. His style is very different from most other mainstream rap artists because he often raps about depressing topics like suicide, rape, depression or poverty.