Tyler, the Creator Says Odd Future Is A "Punk Band" & Speaks On Photography Book

Tyler talks about his love of photography and shares that Odd Future is a Punk band before explaining that he'd like to join a Rock band.

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."

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  • Flash

    "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down"

  • new era

    odd fture are a bunch of wanna be white snobby brats that are still gassed off of viva la bamm and will do anything for att.i hope them and ppl like them,...,,

    • Michelle

      To get things straightened out, they're not white snobby brats. They obviously rises to stardom with TALENT. And he obviously explains why he wants to be with rock bands, instead of the new up and coming rappers. Note: why is your name, 'new era' when you're obviously so closed minded? The new era isn't supposed to be like that.

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  • Tylerstan

    WuTang is garbage. They a buncha Justin Beiber riding old heads trying to stay on. There is no genius there. He really need to just work his own style. I guess he too young to see the old wuwashups trying to hone in like vultures to his up and coming fame. Wu is Hip Hop and they were alright back in the day. Now it's like yawn. Tyler need to stay indie and get wise that these dudes are just trying to use him to stay relevant. They represent the same crap Hip Hoppers are still into like killing each other over candy. Nigga get off dem nuts before they start selling their corny clothes thinking it's all about them again. They eating his mind up. He better than them and he's not seeing it yet. Stay away from crappers. All they do is act like they are the ultimate when they are super stupid. Method thinks he so hot that when people tell him what is really up, like Puff, he get all bent out of shape and trash talk. Tyler don't need that shhh. Nigga be punk then. Be unique and leave those dudes alone. You can do it by yourselves. Understand that.

    • jae 1

      look at the its yours video. look at the live sets they made. and they dident sell out they made dirty ass shit and sold lotta records . their has been few pop songs but i think that was just to mess around.i like a lot of artist but i have to say wu tang is known every where since 93 and still on tour and they dont brag about money much they like to preform. the dude meth be crowd walking look the dude by walking on ppls hands in the crowd standing up

    • jae 1

      their like 38 or 39. in the uk their looked at as gods they have done music with heavy metal bands r&b groups biggie and ect. wu tangs music isent all over the tv in the u.s because of the change of tv they try to make everything clean.but they do have a lot of die hard fabs every where.and sold a lot of records.its like snoop old and young still listen to them their music is timeless.id say out of all the fans in hip hop biggie, 2pac,wu tang,jay z, nas eminem have the most fans but thats because they worked hard for it.yup

  • Hypestyle

    "...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 thats up-and-coming" way to diss your audience, buddy.. but I'm sure they'll still love you for it.. FAIL..

  • 111

    i think their concert with wu tang skard them,and punk rock?? like real punk rockk?? them crazy nigaz will laugh at them, like u cant just put on colar hair make crazy faces and think your punk.these ppl are just fake im sorry smh million times

  • fgd

    OFWGKTA are definitely punks, but not the rocker kind.

  • Anonymous

    Punk rock? NO....He's too corny for that. Maybe indie rock...He's a hipster, he fits right into that scene.

  • Anonymous

    not punk at all, almost the opposite of punk

  • Anonymous

    When Tyler mom gonna tell him his dad is Micheal Clarke Duncan?

  • thought dog

    This guy gets cornier and cornier by the day.

  • Money First

    This cat has learned the art of manipulating the media I will give him that!! Peep Game

  • So Icy Boi!

    Tyler, the Creator is da next RZA or GZA! Odd Future is da next Wu-Tang Clan! swag dis kid is a lyrical monsta... his debut album Goblin is a modern classic. hes a genius. hes much betta den Feminem, Gay-Z, Biggie, Kool G(ay) Rap, NaDs, Rakim, KRS, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Mos Def, Q-Tip.... fuck dem old ass niggas. Tyler is da future. swag he will be da second black rocker. Wayne was da first. swag black men will rule da rock game. lmao

  • Anonymous

    more thenlikely the interviewer just got mind fucked. tyler was probly bored

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