Tyler The Creator Explains Why Each Rap In "Flower Boy" Is "Ridiculously Important"
"I a little not't want to rap much on him," Tyler tells Stephen Colbert.
New York, NY – A without pants Tyler The Creator appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week to discuss a variety of topics, including his appreciation for Elizabeth Taylor and her new album, Flower Boy.
In regards to Flower Child, who serves as Tyler's fourth studio album in lonely, Hillside Heights, California rhymer says that he produced and wrote for about 90 percent of the project. He also revealed why he didn't want to rap much on this album.
"A lot of people are like 'Oh, what is going on here?' I produced and wrote the majority of the 90 percent," Tyler said during his appearance on the talk show. "It's a couple of tunes that I did not come with ... Is more, so I just wanted to produce and have the people sing. And that is all that I want to hear. So, I kinda did not want to rap much on it. So I've kept all my rap verses short. And all that I have said, I made sure that it was really ridiculous important. And I think that is what people like a little bit about this time. Because is not fun anymore".
Before you share a vision of the Flower Child, the Odd Future founder revealed how Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, the actress Elizabeth Taylor inspired by his collar.
"Elizabeth Taylor is my idol of the jewelry ... I found a book one day, lurking in Barnes & Noble. And he was like, 'Oh my God, this little white lady has some nice things.' And called it a day," he said.
After his interview with Colbert, Tyler hit the stage to perform his Flower Boy alone, "911."