Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator has retorted at criticism shot his way courtesy of legendary rock band Nirvana producer Steve Albini about the content of the young crew’s music.
Writing on Twitter, Tyler downplayed Albini and his remarks.
“Feel Like I Have To Defend Myself. 1 Idk Who The F*ck Steve Albino [sic] Is 2. I Dont ‘N*gger Everything Insight’ 3. I Never Say F*ck U To Drivers,” Tyler tweeted August 10th.
“4. We (odd future) Never Discuss How Much We Are Making A Show In Public, Ever.”
“5. Me Nor Anyone i Know In My Age Group Know Who You Are, Old A**. Surprised You Knew how To Use A Computer. And Whats Good With RAPEMAN?” (Tyler, the Creator’s Twitter)
Earlier in the week, Albini published a blog post discussing his disgust with Odd Future.
“I spent about 40 minutes with these little pricks at the end of May and I haven’t wanted to strangle anybody that much in a real long time. My band shared an airport shuttle with them in Barcelona. They piled onto the shuttle late, n*ggering everything in sight, motherf*cking the driver, boasting into the air unbidden about getting their d*cks sucked and calling everyone in the area a f*ggot. A female passenger tried to engage one of them in conversation, but he just stared at her with a dead-to-me stare while his seatmate flipped double birds in her face.” (NME)
He also slammed the group’s music content and lack of artistry.
“I am well aware good people can make ugly art and that ugly people can make good art,” he added. “I am one hundred percent behind Odd Future’s right to rap about what they wanna rap about, but they go out of their way to make it clear that this is not a case of regular people making music about a**holes, but a**holes making music about being a**holes.” (NME)
The 49 year-old musician is most known for his work with 1990’s rock crew, Nirvana.
He was a member of Big Black, Rapeman, and Flour, and is currently a member of Shellac. He is the founder, owner, and engineer of Electrical Audio, a recording studio complex located in Chicago, and has worked with musical acts such as Nirvana, Pixies, Manic Street Preachers, Cheap Trick, PJ Harvey, The Jesus Lizard, Bush, Electrelane, and Scrawl, among others. (Wikipedia)
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