Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator recently talked about snagging rap stars Lil Wayne and Kanye West for his new Cherry Bomb album and stressed their importance on the LP.
Dishing on the various collaborations, Tyler acknowledged his intense “Smuckers” verse with Weezy F. Baby.
“It was tight. They know what era of them I appreciate, so they brought that onto the song that I have with them. It was just crazy to hear me go back-and-forth with Wayne,” Tyler said in an interview. “When I went in with Charlie Wilson, that was dope. For him to trust my melodies, and my run and for him to nail them was crazy.” (Real 92.3)
According to reports, the new LP fell four slots back from debuting atop the sales chart Wednesday (April 22).
Rapper Tyler, The Creator starts at No. 4 with his quasi-surprise release Cherry Bomb (58,000 units). The album was announced on April 8, with a release date of April 14, but it bowed slightly earlier than expected via digital retailers on April 13. The physical version of the album started arriving in stores on April 17. Tyler, The Creator’s last album, 2013’s Wolf, debuted and peaked at No. 3 off an 89,000 sales start. (Billboard)
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Based on one-day estimates, Tyler’s LP was expected to easily land on the Top 10 albums chart this week.
Recently, Tyler claimed iTunes prematurely announced his album’s availability an hour before he unveiled it on Twitter.
“We were supposed to tell everybody to subscribe to the thing,” Tyler said referring to his new Gold Media application. “That technically still happened but I was still editing the video at nine. It was supposed to be up at nine and then f*cking iTunes put the pre-order of the album up at eight. So that’s an hour. Now me personally, I never put out music without the visual first. That’s how I always do my sh*t. Here’s your video, here’s your song, then I announce everything after that. Apple f*cked me in the a** so bad. F*ck Apple. They’re cool but you know we had this planned at nine. Suck a d*ck.” (“The Shane Show”)