After releasing a photography book, Golf Wang, and in the midst of controversy surrounding a recent arrest, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’s Tyler, the Creator recently spoke on the book and his goals to join a Rock band. During this recent The Fader interview, he also explained that he considers OFWGKTA to be a Punk band and talks about why he doesn’t like being grouped with up and coming rappers.
“I’ve been taking pictures since I was 15,” he said when asked how he decided to make a photography book. “I fucking just thought it would be cool to just put the photos up…All the photos in the book, like 80% of them are before, like, we were even famous, or we were even big. Most of those are old, some of them have never even been on the Internet. The photos of Earl in there, them shits are old as fuck. And then part two will probably be 2011 and part three will be [the future].”
Fans of Odd Future know that Tyler also makes videos. So, when asked if he prefers making music or visuals to music, he noted that it’s become difficult to choose.
“I can’t choose anymore,” he stated, before adding that they go hand-in-hand. “When people ask whether I like making the video to a song or making a song to the video that’s in my head, I don’t know, I can’t choose between either one because they go hand-in-hand. They need each other.”
He was also asked about recent comments regarding his aspirations to join a Rock band.
“I’m in a Punk band. It’s called Odd Future. But I really wanna be in a [Rock] band. Rock bands are way cooler than rappers, in general. When people make end of the year lists, I wanna be near Trash Talk and The Strokes or some shit instead of fucking rappers that’s up-and-coming. I hate that shit. That shit sucks.”