Tyler, The Creator “Goblin” (2011)

January 8, 2012

You do not expect a polite language from a rapper but Rape a pregnant bitch and tell my friends I had a threesome line is pretty hardcore. Goblin, the second LP by Tyler, The Creator (the leader of OFWGKTA, the alternative hip hop collective), is full of venom, (self-)hatred and frustration. Lyrics of bitches giving blow jobs and killing various individuals like stabbing Bruno Mars in his esophagus are as common as hunger in North Korea. Tyler raps over some spendid beats and drumming and does not spare anyone. The opening Goblin is pitiless but demands another listen. Transylvania sounds as if it had been produced by Count Dracula himself. Meanwhile, AU79 is a great instrumental interlude. And I do not have to introduce Yonkers, one of the key black music songs of the last 12 months. This album is dark and depressive but also weirdly enjoyable. Homophobic? Yes. Misogynic? Yes, sir. Very good? You should check for yourself.

hydrameter: 4/5

Key Tracks: Analog, AU79, Fish / Boppin’ Bitch, Goblin, Transylvania, Yonkers

Watch Yonkers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSbZidsgMfw

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6 Responses to “Tyler, The Creator “Goblin” (2011)”

  1. Pitbul said

    Remember God always loves You. You just have to find a way towards God, change your behavior, pray and go to church. You can keep your needs at bay. With God’s help You can do it. I’m praying for You.

  2. your special best f(r)iend said

    this album is awful. i hate hip hop/rap and this release is just a piece of crap. boring and offensive. you sank low, very low.

    • Considering your attitude towards hip-hop, your verdict on “Goblin” doesn’t come as a surprise, does it?

      • your special best f(r)iend said

        i’m not against those shitty sounds alright? i adore R.Peja and his beautiful lyrics and well-mixed beats and his handsome face, so don’t accuse me of…(a moment of consternation)…of what you’ve accused me. I can stand your every crazy idea except you as some black dick talkling about rape and hate. Amen to that (high five, Pitbul !)

  3. I don’t get it: first you wrote you hated rap, then that I shouldn’t criticise you for your bias. Have you got a double personality or other shit? Or one half of your birdy brain likes rap while the other does not? To your notice: rap is mostly about hate and violence. One shouldn’t take everything literally. Tyler slams everyone, including himself, he thinks he’s miserable cause he lives with his granny and jerks off. I guess you haven’t listened to it, am I correct? And 1 more thing: FOKK U!!!!!

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