Rapper/producer Tyler the Creator of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has singed a one-album deal with British label XL Recordings. The deal comes after a lengthy bidding war, which included Interscope. Last week, the new partnership spawned the single and video for “Yonkers,” which is currently available on iTunes. The song has amassed over 375,000 views in 72 hours.
Tyler the creator confirmed the deal via his Twitter feed, while also telling fans he has “100% creative control over raps, beats, videos [and] covers.” Jeff Weiss of the Los Angeles Times adds that there is a clause in the deal, which allows Tyler to eventually receive his master recordings back.
Yes, I Did A One Album Thing With XL. Thats Family. Don’t Trip, Still Have %100 Creative Control Over Raps, Beats, Videos, Covers. Fuck You.
The timing of the announcement is likely no coincidence as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All will appear on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday, February 16. Tyler is also scheduled to perform at the Coachella Music Festival in April.