News: "Why The F*ck Would I Sign W/ Someone Else When I Am The F*cking Boss CEO?"
Monday, Aug 1, 2011 5:43PM
Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator has responded to speculation and rumors claiming he has signed on the dotted line to mega producer Pharrell Williams' new record label.
Hitting up Twitter, Tyler killed gossip claiming the Neptunes hitmaker is his new boss.
"Why The F*ck Would I Sign With Someone Else When I Am The F*cking Boss Ceo Whatever Of My Own Sh*t?," he tweeted August 1st.
"Even Tho Pharrell Is The Coolest of All F*cking Time Ever To Me, I Got My Own Sh*t" (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)
Odd Future's camp has also denied the record deal rumor.
Heathcliff Berru, the group's publicist told XXLMag.com that while the two are working together on music, Tyler did not ink a deal with his longtime musical influence. In fact, Tyler and company are currently in the process of starting their own label with Sony Red. "Odd Future Records is launching soon," Berru said without revealing any other details. (XXL Mag)
Earlier in the day, initial reporting claimed the two teamed up.
Pharrell Williams has signed Odd Future ringleader Tyler, The Creator to his new imprint i am Other. The signingcomes in the wake of the launch of the label, which also houses artists Cris Cab and Maxine Ashley. (Hip Hop DX)
Pharrell's label specifically targets artists who do not fit typical categories or demographics.
"They're not getting the recognition in the mainstream media, but in the digital world they dominate - the 16-, 17-, 18-year-old virtuosos all over the world coming out of nowhere and just taking stake in their position. The Others are multifaceted, pro-active people who live outside the box and aren't confined by categories." (Complex)
Check out some recent Tyler, the Creator footage below: