15 Thoughts On Tyler, the Creator’s ‘Wolf’ Album


Complex, laugh inducing, profane, disturbing and emotional—Wolf now stands as Odd Future’s most realized statement. Tyler, the Creator’s prequel to previous solo assaults Bastard (2009) and Goblin (2011) is a concept album of sorts. There is a dangerous love triangle between Tyler, Salem, and Samuel. There’s another appearance by spooky therapist Dr. TC. But mostly, it’s Tyler delivering a stand-alone, bold work that will certainly make critics think twice about labeling the 20-year old MC/producer/mogul a one-trick brat more concerned with shock value than living up to the promise of greatness. With that said, VIBE presents 15 random thoughts on Wolf, and why Tyler has just made the album of his young, sneering life.—Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29)