If you’ve ever had that one question, you’d like to ask Tyler, The Creator, make sure it’s not his top 5 favorite rappers list.
Sitting down with the Rap Radar podcast, the Call Me If You Get Lost rapper labeled GOAT list debates are mostly “performative.”
“Bro, who gives a f**k?” he told co-hosts B Dot and Elliott Wilson. “You know what annoys me is when people are like, ‘This is my Top 5…’ and you got 17-year-olds like, ‘Yeah f*****g Ready To Die and Enter The Wu-Tang is my favorite Top 10 album ever,’ like, bro, you just got hair on your d**k.
“It’s performative, and again some people might be right, but you got YoungBoy’s and Baby’s out here and that’s your favorite album? I don’t care about people’s objective top nothing, tell me what is your favorite. Because you learn so much from people and get context,” he continued. “I wanna know why you think Pookie Dookie’s second album is your favorite. ‘I have memories attached to it, my brother did this that and on track 7 he talks about this. I found out I was going through it.’ I wanna hear that.”
Tyler concluded: “I don’t care about no objective top. The kids be doing it with me. They do a tier list of A,B,C,D of the albums they like of me and then ask people thoughts. You’re asking people their thoughts on what you hold to your heart? What kind of stupid s**t is that. That’s why I f*****g hate rap Twitter. Everything is performative, everyone is making these lists just to have people engage. Who gives a f**k who the Top 3 is?”
Tyler, The Creator’s latest comments come just a few months after he released Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale. The project is the deluxe version of his 2021 album, featuring appearances from YG, Vince Staples and A$AP Rocky.