Tyler the Creator’s fourth studio album, Flower Boy, is finally here and after giving it a good listen I’m in awe at how incredibly raw and vulnerable he got with it on this project.

Whether you’re a fan or not of Tyler, you at some point within the last few weeks have caught wind about the lyrical content on this album, mainly because he has lines such as “Next line will have ’em like whoa I been kissing white boys since 2004” which leaves room for speculation about his sexuality but honestly who gives a f##k?! That song, which is titled “I Aint Got Time” has one of the toughest beats I’ve heard in awhile and whether he’s gay or just trying to get people buzzing, I’m all the way here for the music!

Some other stand out joints for me off this 14 track offering are ‘Where This Flower Blooms,” “See You Again,” and “Who Dat Boy.”

Where This Flower Blooms ft. Frank Ocean

“Run it, run it, run it, run it
I rock, I roll, I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (What you say?), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (Let ’em know), I bloom, I glow (I glow)
I rock, I roll (One more time), I bloom, I grow
(Let’s go!)

Ain’t nobody fucking with T, but that may just be my ego
But don’t be too cool, you may freeze
Because niggas get stuck in the cold (Man, look at this ice)
Shit weighs a ton, water your garden my nigga and stunt
(Stunt on these niggas)
Tell these black kids they could be who they are
Dye your hair blue, shit, I’ll do it too
Look, I smell like Chanel
I never mall gup with my manicured nails
I coconut oil the skin
I keep the top low ’cause the follicles thinnin’
But other than that, man, it feels like I’m winning
Went from statistic to millionaire
CNN doubted ’cause my skin is dark
But they forget when I get in my car…”

See You Again

“You live in my dream state
Relocate my fantasy
I stay in reality
You live in my dream state
Anytime I count sheep
That’s the only time we make up
You exist behind my eyelids, my eyelids
I don’t wanna wake up

20/20, 20/20 vision
Cupid hit me, cupid hit me with precision, eye
Wonder if you look both ways
When you cross my mind, I said, I said
I’m sick of, sick of, sick of, sick of chasing
You’re the one that’s always running through my day dreams, I
I can only see your face when I close my eyes
Can I get a kiss?
And can you make it last forever?
I said I’m ’bout to go to war
And I don’t know if I’ma see
 you again
Can I get a kiss? (Can I)
And can you make it last forever? (Can you)
I said I’m ’bout to go to war (‘Bout to)
I don’t know if I’ma see you again

(Uh, switch it up)”

Who Dat Boy ft. A$AP Rocky

“Fuck the rap, I’m tryna own a planet
From my other fuckin’ business ventures
These niggas these days
Actin’ like some bitches, like they’re fuckin’ with ya
Teeth is glistenin’, Jesus, Christmas
He just shittin’, she exquisite, bitches be expensive
(Yeah, let ’em know, nigga) And I don’t even need attention
WANG$AP on the bumper sticker, fuck you niggas

Fuck global warming, my neck is so frío
I’m currently lookin’ for ’95 Leo
My mom say she worried because I’m so ill
I should stay in bed, but got too much bread
To make, she said watch my weight
So I stayed home and start eatin’ some meals
Get out of my way, way, boy that’s McLaren
That’s 0 to 60 in 2 point nueve, I’m gone”

With features coming from Frank Ocean,A$AP Rocky, among others, this is by far my favorite body of work from Tyler. He shows us a soft, personal and relatable side of him but doesn’t forget to give us the witty, dark sense of humor side that his fans know & love.

Well done Tyler, you did that!

Take a listen to Flower Boy and comment your thoughts!

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