Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator recently discussed his crew and explained what steps he is taking to avoid relying solely on making music to earn a steady profit later down the road.
Tyler said he has already started taking steps to avoid being broke in a few years.
“Uh, not really,” Tyler said when asked if he thinks about his group’s future. “The little money I have made already, I’m just trying to invest in sh*t so I don’t have to make music three years from now and I can be rich off of that. I am not kidding.” (Hypebeast)
Tyler has kept busy as of late helping contribute to group member Earl Sweatshirt‘s upcoming Doris album.
“IVE HAD DORIS FOR A WEEK AND I LIKE IT. ALOT. I HAVE THE WEAKEST BEATS ON THERE TBH,” Tyler tweeted July 12.
“THE INTRO TO DORIS IS EPIC. TO ME AT LEAST” (Tyler, the Creator’s Twitter)
He recently made headlines for taking pop singer Justin Bieber‘s car for a ride in Los Angeles last May.
Tyler, the Creator tells TMZ … he was definitely driving Justin Bieber’s Ferrari on the day of the confrontation with Keyshawn Johnson … but insists he never burned rubber or endangered kids. Tyler was at a MySpace party at the El Rey Theater in L.A. last night when at first he joked that he was “whipping” JB’s ride through the streets of Calabasas on the day of the Memorial Day weekend encounter. But Tyler quickly clicked into serious mode … telling TMZ, “Nah, I wasn’t whipping … I was driving nicely.” He also insisted he has concern for pedestrians when he’s behind the wheel. (TMZ)
Earlier the same month, he caught backlash over a dicey Mountain Dew commercial.
“I guess people are claiming that it’s racist, which… you know, that wasn’t even portrayed in that commercial, there’s no type of hate being portrayed in that work of art at all — which I’m confused by. But this older black dude, Dr. Boyce Watkins, I guess he found it racist because I was portraying stereotypes, which is ridiculous because, one, all of those dudes [in the line-up] are my friends. Two, they’re all basically in their own clothes. It was originally supposed to be just two dudes, but Garrett from Trash Talk came with his friend and other people had showed up, so I just put all of them in that line-up, if you really wanna know the truth. Three, no [commenters] saw that commercial and said, this is racist. Everyone either said, “Wow, this is ridiculous, it’s a goat talking,” or they said, “Wow, this is the dumbest, why would they even make this?” So for [Watkins] to nitpick and notice that, clearly shows his state of mind is on some other sh- that I can’t comprehend, for him to actually sit there and for him to notice that it’s all blacks [in the lineup]. That wasn’t my intention.” (Billboard)
Check out Tyler, the Creator’s interview: