Tyler, The Creator racked up the accolades with his musical outing, IGOR, resulting in coveted Rap Album Grammy win. Since coming out of the closet, Tyler has poked fun at himself in his very Tyler way, whether it be trolling fans that he and Jaden Smith are an item, which Jaden happily engages with, or making a song titled “BOYFRIEND.” The song, though, is nothing to scoff at. It features vocals from Charlie Wilson and Santigold, and no rapping– rather, it’s a vibe-setting collaboration that’s all about the layered, live instrumentation production.
The song was originally featured only on the physical edition of IGOR, as a replacement of the fourth track which was originally a brief interlude that was titled “EXACTLY WHAT YOU RUN FROM YOU END UP CHASING.” The original interlude featured spoken word from comedian Jerrod Carmichael, which you can now hear tacked on to the very end of “BOYFRIEND.”
Today, Tyler has made the song, with the interlude intact, widely available on streaming services. Check it out maybe for the first time (or maybe not), and let us know what you think.
Tyler recently unveiled a Golf Wang x Levi’s collaboration which has fans excited, take a look at the new collection of clothing here.
If you’ve never read our piece highlighting Tyler’s musical evolution in four stages, you should also do that right now.