Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator‘s new Wolf album is reportedly en route to sell just under 100,000 copies and find high placement on the music sales chart next week.
Although Tyler’s new LP will likely not dethrone pop singer Justin Timberlake‘s 20/20 Experience, it should sell at least 85,000 records in week one.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: RCA’s Justin Timberlake will stay at #1 for a third week. Here are this week’s key debuts: The Band Perry (Republic Nashville) 105-115k Tyler The Creator (Columbia) 85-95k New Kids on the Block (The Block) 45-50k Killswitch Engage (Roadrunner) 40-45k Bring Me The Horizon (Epitaph) 24-27k (HITS Daily Double)
Prior to hitting store shelves this week, rap star Kanye West showed his support for Tyler’s “I F*cking Hate You” single on his website.
Tyler, the Creator’s new video “IFHY” recently got some love from Kanye West in the form of the front page of his website, kanyewest.com. Now there are no links or G.O.O.D. songs, just the face-melting Pharrell collaboration. Kanye has been known to take creative approaches to his videos, so perhaps this is a way to show appreciation for the budding auteur in Tyler, who has directed his own videos from the beginning of his career. This is reminiscent of when Kanye threw his Twitter support the way of “Yonkers” back in 2011. Hopefully, we get some more opinions like that from ‘Ye, or at least some more great nouns. (Complex)
Fans were able to hear the full-length project last weekend after it leaked online.
Can’t beat ‘em? Join ‘em. Tyler, the Creator’s new album Wolf leaked, so the Odd Future pack leader decided to stream the entire LP on SoundCloud. It wasn’t too long ago that Tyler, the Creator was named “Best New Artist” at the VMAs. Now he’s already on his third album. The 18-track LP will be officially released April 2 and features three different album covers. A bogus tracklist hit the Net earlier this week, but Tyler referred fans to iTunes for the correct info and to pre-order the album. (RapFix)
The album marks his latest solo venture since 2009’s Bastard.
When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious “Goblin” (2011), before realizing 2009’s “Bastard” kicked off Tyler’s utilization of music as a form of therapy. His invented therapist set the stage on the first effort for what is ultimately Tyler’s third album “Wolf.” While Tyler probably didn’t predict the future four years ago, there’s a definite progression up to this point. “Bastard” acknowledged the issues, “Goblin” celebrated them, and “Wolf” is left to fix them. (Billboard)