Proof of hip hop’s evolution is in any Tyler, the Creator song or video, and even in his name. At a time when rappers were being criticized for being unoriginal, Tyler, the Creator is unlike any other rapper, ever. A California “skater dude” with an eccentric state of mind has risen to become one of the most-popular rappers in the game.
Tyler, the Creator sticks out, due to his deep voice and odd lyrics. His music is one of the many reasons Tyler, the Creator sticks out. Another thing which makes him a standout is his choice in clothing. Recently, Tyler, the Creator and GQ’s style guy, Glenn O’Brien, discussed clothing, with both being fans of the Supreme clothing line.
During his interview with GQ, Tyler, the Creator also discussed Supreme’sÂ artist collaborations, fashion, and Glenn O’Brien commented onÂ his music.
Read excerpts of Tyler, the Creator’s GQ interview below:
Tyler, The Creator on being influenced by Supremeâ€™s approach to design:
â€œVisual aesthetic is important to me. I take video directing and designing album art and shit like that very serious, and they do, too. So that’s one thing I like from them, the way they design certain thingsâ€”not too much, not too little.â€
Tyler on Supremeâ€™s artist collaborations:
â€œThere’s a lot of artists I didn’t know about that I learned about from them. My favorite collaboration they did was with Sean Cliver. He has decks with black dudes in KKK suits, a white kid with a Hitler mustache dressed as a pimp, stuff with John Wayne Gacyâ€”just cool decks.â€
Tyler on fashion:
â€œI’m not into fashion, but I like design. I wear the same shoes every day. These same pants. I’ve been wearing this Supreme hat for a month.â€
Glenn Oâ€™Brien on Tyler, The Creatorâ€™s, music:
â€œTo me, it’s almost like stand-up comedy with a beat.â€