Tyler, The Creator: "I Hate Rapping...It Puts You In A Box"

Tyler, The Creator: "I'm pretty bored with [Rap]. It's not interesting."

During a recent interview with Larry King, Tyler, The Creator was asked if he no longer wants to be a rapper.

"I don't," he says. "I don't. I just want to compose music..." 

Tyler elaborates on the matter. "I'm talented enough to do other things," he says. "But, I don't know. I'm pretty bored with it. It's not interesting.

"In the future, I want to do films," he adds. "I want people to mention my name next to Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino. I don't want to be...I don't want my name mentioned next to other rappers at all." 

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Tyler, The Creator has other plans for his music, as well.

"I really want to sing," he says, "but my tone of voice is too deep to do what I want. Now I'm just listening to Isaac Hayes and Barry White and things like that to see how they use their voice. But I hate rapping only because it puts you in this box. Like, I was scared of this interview. Me being a rapper, I was scared of the type of questions that you would probably ask me, not even on purpose, but just because I'm a rapper. And then people look at you different. 'Oh, he's a rapper. That doesn't take much talent.'" 

Tyler's interview with King is below. 

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  • Anonymous

    tyler doesn't like to be in the box and why? because he's gay. no boxes for him.

  • wasd

    most interviews by fags like tyler (girls name) and childish gambino (proven depressed homosexual) are just nervous breakdowns on-camera. yall embarrassing yaself. get on outta here.

  • Nick

    ANYONE who says they are bored with rap or that it isn't interesting; especially a half-ass rapper who glittered himself up by throwing illuminati around everywhere and supposedly eating a COCKroach, is a moron who doesn't deserve to be where he is in the first place.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, so basically you're agreeing with them Tyler? Rap takes massive talent... if you want to be anything more than mediocre.

  • Lex

    Please, do us all a favor and stop rapping.

  • huh??

    Who ever said this nigga could rap anyway? GTFO

  • EarthToneDaProducer

    Sooooo, stop rappin...

  • D

    First, become a good rapper, then complain how you don't like people saying it doesn't take talent...you're kind of proving their point.

  • Kramer

    But if he became a director..he would be in that "box". Or the next Barry White(lol) he would be put in that "box"

  • Anonymous

    Tyler has been complaining about being put into a "box" since he dropped his first mixtape. If he wants to start directing or whatever then he'll be put into the "directing box". The only way to avoid being "boxed" is to continue to be innovative in your creativity. What Tyler is really saying here is that he is no longer innovative in his rapping so that's why he's bored with it.

  • shadyari

    I'm with him, rap is falling!!!

  • Anonymous

    Don't worry about it Tyler, your name will never be mentioned in the same sentence as any good rapper. You suck ass. Beat it

    • lol

      you're right, it should be obvious, but the OP is a dumb cunt like I said because I know for a fact that he doesn't listen to lyrics or understand the production aspect of rap/hip hop, or else he would acknowledge that Tyler is good.

    • Anonymous

      thinking someone is a good rapper shouldn't require you to be open minded,,it should be obvious lol I actually think Tyler is pretty good but at the end of the day it's art.. only the most innovative will be mentioned a generation later

    • lol

      you're a fag, and Tyler is actually a good rapper but you're too narrow-minded to realize it you dumb cunt

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