Tyler, The Creator is in the process of a victory lap. His CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST album arrived on Friday (June 25), complete with DJ Drama running ad-libs throughout and lauded guest features from YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Lil Wayne.
During a recent Instagram Live session, Tyler decided to give flowers to everyone who collaborated on the project and inspired him, including a rapper who didn’t make the project but pulled Tyler away from the R&B centric rap of his previous album, IGOR.
“Shoutout rap music, I love it,” Tyler began around the 40-second mark. “DJ Drama, I love you. What you did for rap — phenomenal. From all the Waynes, all the Dedications, from P the In My Mind Prequel mixtape, to Clipse for the We Got It For Cheaps, from Lupe mixtape run all the Farenheits, the Revenge of the Nerds, to JAY-Z, to Andre (3000) … to Westside Gunn for making me wanna just rap again. I love it. I love rap. It changed n-ggas lives.”
Elsewhere in the video, Tyler, The Creator continued to boast about being on the top of his game as the album arrives a decade after his breakthrough single “YONKERS” and performance of “Sandwiches” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is Tyler’s first project since his 2019 Grammy Award-winning IGOR. According to early projections from Hits Daily Double, the album will be the biggest of Tyler’s career with an estimated 175,000 total album-equivalent units earned, also landing Tyler his second consecutive No. 1 album.